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The Old Ship

17/06/18: Oooh one of our faves was at The Old Ship on Sunday! MRS MOORE! We love Mrs Moore! The phrase “tart with a heart”...

Ku Bar

09/06/18: Soho hotspot Ku Bar was going off last Saturday when we popped in there with our camera! Plenty of totty behind the bar in...

The Karaoke Hole

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Circa

XXL Lumberjack

16/06/18: XXL was frenetic, fabulous and fantasmagorical as always on Saturday, as they pulled out all the stops for their Lumberjack night. Wondering what a...

Teapot

17/06/18: In the tradition of the tea dances of old school Castro scene, our faves Eagle London have brought back the TEA DANCE! We won’t...

Beyond

17/06/18: Wowzer! Beyond, one of London’s most notorious after-hours parties, is always packed with gorgeous people, and last weekend was certainly no exception. Drag queens!...

Circa: The Club

16/06/18: BAM! Just when you thought things were quieting down a bit after the madness of those two bank holidays recently, a stonking, stomping new...

XXL

09/06/18: XXL. We love you XXL. You always deliver. Whether we’re shimmying across the packed, glitter-soaked dancefloor, or schmoozing around the club’s more cruisier climes,...

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What’s Hot This Week In Gay London

What's hot this week in gay London, you ask? Well, below we list the best gay club events and hottest gay bars to visit...

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Bits & Pieces

You better vape, bitch!

You want a hot body? You want a healthy set of lungs? You want to live longer? Then stub out those fags and get...

Chappy is dating app of choice for single gay dads!

In a recent interview with The Independent, eligible gay bachelor and father of one Tuvia Borok cited Chappy as the perfect dating app for...
Lily Allen

Review: LILY ALLEN – No Shame

By Jack Cullen The plushy princess turned Grime Mum takes a hard look in her dusty compact mirror and delivers her best album yet. Somewhere between...

The QX Friday Playlist – Mighty Hoopla!

It's MIGHTY HOOPLA this Sunday! If you haven't heard of it, our only question is...how?! Everyone and their dog's going this year. Literally, Princess...

Pleasuredrome: FULL SHOOT

This week was one of our steamiest issues ever, as we teamed up with Pleasuredrome to bring you a positively DRIPPING photoshoot from inside...

Drag & Cabaret

QX Preview: Tales Of Fashionable Life

Chic new thespian delights are afoot! Well, well, well. It’s a new play! We love a new play! There’s nothing more refreshing than dewily fresh...
Mark Anthony

Meet drag king sensation Mark Anthony!

This week, Jason Reid gets to know more about Mark Anthony, the most recent winner of Her Upstairs’ ironically titled and super popular Not Another...

Ripley’s Hot Takes!

The queen of political lip-sync satire on the UK queer scene right now is one of Scotland’s finest drag export in recent years, Ripley. Ahead...

Getting to Know Smashlyn Monroe

Smashlyn Monroe has been well and truly smashing it out of the park this year (hits tiny cymbal and scuttles off) and giving us...

Dave Lynn at 60

Words by Jason Reid A highly revered drag artist and actor of more than forty years, and a gentleman through and through; Dave Lynn is...

Fashion & Grooming

Bang London Supersale at Superstore!

Notorious fashion label Bang London are holding their first ever sample sale this Sunday at Dalston Superstore. Their heavily embellished outfits have been showcased...

Libidex’s BIG Winter Sale

Squeak into 2018 with a sexy new latex garment in your wardrobe You’ve heard of Libidex before! They’re a fetish brand with a lust for...

Introducing Clapham’s Latest Gay Destination…Fetch!

The glitzy new gay superstore meeting all your fashion, fetish and fun needs! There’s a brand new gay men’s fashion store coming to Clapham! Patsy...

QX London Men’s FASHUN Week Roundup

It seems like there’s a fashion week about once a month in London, and this month kicked off with London Collections Men, or MEN’S...
meo

All we want for Christmas is MEO

Meo is a German company who specialise in wonderfully inventive, fun, and occasionally daunting fetish products and sex toys! Trade in sex products is...

Health & Wellbeing

HIV is just a part of me…

Helping HIV positive men look after their health and live as fulfilling a life as possible Most HIV awareness campaigns focus on prevention, which is...

Let’s talk about PrEP baby – We hear from a range of experts on...

The advantages and scientific validity of PrEP as an HIV prevention drug have been proven in numerous studies over the last few years. Recently,...

EDITOR’S LETTER: The PrEP Issue

This week, we’re putting a spotlight on the HIV prevention drug, PrEP. We don’t intend to preach, or intimidate, or instruct – merely to...
sexual abuse

It’s tough to talk about sexual abuse! – We hear from LGBT therapist Stephen...

This year, we've seen more headlines about sexual abuse, assault, harassment or rape than ever before. As a therapist working with gay men, I...

Get tested this HIV testing week!

The lovely people at THT talk us through the importance of knowing your status. This year’s National HIV Testing Week comes at the end of...

LGBTQI & Community

QX meets…Sam Syron

He’s got a fetish shop and a Twitter account and he’s ready to go! Sam Syron is a man with a plan! He’s in charge...
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor to headline Pride in London

Yes! Everyone’s fave ‘Take Me Home’ double-barreled chanteuse, Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be trotting over to Trafalgar Square on 7th July to lend her dulcet...

Pleasuredrome to Open Expansion Later This Year

London’s steamiest sauna just got steamier! This week’s cover is in honour of Pleasuredrome’s impending expansion. In a world where the roots of gay culture...
Karaoke

A new drag karaoke bar just opened in Dalston!

HRRRRRNK! New LGBTQ venue klaxon! Whoever said London's gay scene was dead?! You can't swing a Byron Burger tote bag without hitting a new...

BANK HOLIDAY CHARITY GALA IN GREENWICH FOR ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE

The George & Dragon in Greenwich will play host to a bevvie of cabaret beauties on Monday as the venue rolls out a massive...

Music & Books

The QX Weekly Playlist - SUMMER BANGERS

The QX Weekly Playlist – SUMMER BANGERS

The QX Weekly Playlist - SUMMER BANGERS Because it's summer now, apparently! The sun's out, people are already collapsing into coleslaw on Hampstead Heath, and hitting...

Juno Dawson: We Talk Books and Boys with Brighton’s Teen Fiction Queen!

It’s a bright, crisp January day in Brighton. Arcade machines ping and tinkle and seagulls screech in the white winter sunshine. A young woman...

Our Fave London Music Videos!

Amidst all the QX office pandemonium for Kylie’s new single, one thing in particular caught our eyes. We recognise that tinselly backdrop and glittery...

We met Damian Barr in an alley in Soho and talked homophobia, his new...

It’s a Friday afternoon in Soho, and we’re in a cobbled alleyway with writer Damian Barr. It’s dusk, and on nearby Denmark Street, neon...

Hannah Jane Lewis – We meet the UK’s most promising new pop act!

It’s a blustery September morning, and we’re having a coffee and a gossip in a chic West London café with Hannah Jane Lewis. Dressed...

Parties & People

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London!

I love London in the summer...the sun’s out and so are you! Take a saunter down to our bars and clubs and join in...

QX meets…Mawaan Rizwan

By Joe Holyoake The gorgeous gay comedy imp talks revelations in Wahaca and performing in Pakistan Mawaan Rizwan is one of those impish entertainers who flits...

Bang Bang! Lanah P on the New Mix of Her Hit Single, Pistol in...

Lanah P’s 80s pop stonker Pistol in my Pocket has been remixed by Erasure and she’s chuffed! Lanah P is more than just a...

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the Princess of East London

I’m in a reflective mood today. Life is full of small achievements. We all may have dreams, and sometimes those dreams turn out differently...

QX meets…Courtney Act!

Drag Race superstar and CBB winner Courtney Act talks reality TV and her humble drag beginnings in early ‘00s Sydney! It’s unbelievable really that it’s...

Politics & History

How the Tories’ Digital Economy Act will Restrict your Access to Online Porn

New draconian content laws to rock the adult industries You may be wondering what has happened to the adult classifieds on QXmagazine.com. Well, it’s...

Sadiq Khan

A pride message from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is, quite possibly, the best mayor London has ever had. He’s passionate, real and genuine....

Vintage Cocks In Frocks! – Sasha Selavie on the intriguing tale of the birth...

  When did drag first begin as public performance art? Arguably, in London 1870, when two very blatant drag queens were arrested in a West...
smoking ban

10 years Since the Smoking Ban – has it changed things?

10 Years Since The Smoking Ban – Joe Holyoake speaks to scene stalwarts about how it’s changed things Well, nearly 10 years. Smoking was banned...

Editor’s Letter – We must fight to keep Chechnya in the public eye

Despite its reputation for stiff-upper-lip haughtiness and uncaring cynicism, something that London actually does do very well, is solidarity. Granted, that’s not always been...

Stage & Screen

Netflix announces Tales of the City revival with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis

Endlessly savvy internet TV giants Netflix have just announced that they're beginning production on a ten-part Tales of the City revival, set for release...

Chicago at The Phoenix Theatre

The sparkling new West End production is faithful to the original. A little too faithful perhaps. After little under six years away from the capital’s...

REVIEW: Vincent River at Park Theatre

RATING: ***** Since its premiere at The Hampstead Theatre in 2001, Philip Ridley’s Vincent River has stunned and inspired. Now, it’s back for an all-too-brief...
Sex/Crime

Sex/Crime: The shocking new gay thriller coming to The Glory

We’re in the beer battered bowels of The Glory. It’s their dance basement, which they open up for the purposes of queer club parties,...
Fuck 18

Fuck 18 – Catch a tawdry, time-travelling jaunt in Walthamstow this weekend!

Fuck 18 is the latest show from Bread and Butter Productions coming to The CentrE17 this Saturday. The ungoogle-able play follows two interweaving stories...

Travel

How To Survive A Family Holiday

The sun’s out, Alexa Chung’s ditched her trenchoat in favour of a quirky sheer playsuit, and it’s getting worryingly close to FAMILY HOLIDAY TIME. That...
Vegas

Six awesome Vegas gay bars you have to see!

Las Vegas! The city that rose from the Nevada desert in a towering burst of flickering neon, glittering casinos and self-consciously glamorous hotels. Over the...

Nude Resorts – The Best In No-Clothing Relaxation and Light-Packing Travel

If you really want to inject excitement into your relationship or push the boundaries, clothing optional leisure resorts are the way to go. You...

A Queer Guide To Las Vegas

A Brief History of Las Vegas and The Fruit Loop Since the official incorporation of the city back in 1911, Las Vegas has undergone a...

Pull on some lederhosen and get yerself to Germany!

Germany is THE hottest new gay travel destination. Well, it’s not exactly a NEW travel destination – gays have been going there for years....

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Radical drag queens

Firebrands in Frocks: The Radical Drag Queens of The Gay Liberation Front

On July 1st 1972, over 700 LGBT demonstrators made history by marching through London for the first official Pride carnival. It was the largest...

Unsung Gay Heroes in History

THE IMITATION GAME is a biopic of cryptologist Alan Turing and his heroic war-time efforts at Bletchley Park who is only now being given...
gay and muslim

Growing Up Gay and Muslim

Ardent followers of Islam often harbour negative attitudes towards homosexuality. In most of the Muslim-majority world homosexual activity is illegal, carrying the death penalty...

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