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WORLD AIDS DAY RED RUN LONDON 2018 – 1 DECEMBER 2018, VICTORIA PARK, LONDON It’s time to #runforspectra2018 This years Red Run, which falls on Dec 1st, World AIDS Day, is the 30th anniversary of the Red Ribbon. We had a great turnout last year, and raised nearly £3000. Would be great to beat that […]

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  Want to make donating easier when you shop? Now you can donate to Spectra regularly. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection […]

It’s time to make PrEP available to all who need it

A 10,000 place PrEP trial was never going to meet demand – it’s time to make PrEP available to all who need it  Alongside 31 other organisations, we are calling on NHS England and local authorities to ensure the routine availability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on the NHS in England by 1 April 2019. That’s […]

Spectra @ Pride 2018 Gallery


Pride in London Parade – A statement from Spectra

Following an amazing Pride Weekend, including the Pride in London Parade on Saturday and Black Pride on Sunday, Spectra re-affirm our commitment and support for all trans people.   As a peer service organisation, whose work focuses heavily on the equality of all marginalised communities, especially the rights and well-being of trans communities, we are […]


  Over the Pride period, we asked some of our team, why #PrideMatters to them: “Pride matters to me because the political climate even in 2018 can be intimidating and unwelcoming – Pride is a chance for the LGBTQ+ community to express their solidarity and support in the face of oppression and threats to our […]


#PrideMatters “Spectra are supporting several Pride in London events including the Parade on 7 July. Pride is an important part of celebrating the progress made in LGBT+ equality but it is also a time to reflect on the work we continue to do to challenge discrimination and inequality and reduce stigma. It is a time […]


June 20th, 2018 saw Spectra joining our colleagues and friends from Positive East and METRO Charity at the GMI Partnership, to celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary, held at The Gherkin, Sterling Bar & Restaurant. The GMI Partnership, established in 2008, is a collaboration between the three agencies,  working across London, for ten years, to address […]


Friday, May 18, 2018 saw the first ever TRANS PREP EVENING, held at St. Anne’s Church, Dean Street, Soho. Spectra has been providing peer led services for trans people for several years, including counselling, workshops and social groups, and along with our trans staff, the evening included some amazing speakers. They included Kate Nambiar of […]



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