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The K Factor

16/09/18: East London’s microphone-swinging mafia slunk into The Karaoke Hole en-masse on Sunday night for a BRAND NEW Sunday night happening! You know what,...

George and Dragon

31/08/18: We don’t tend to enjoy an anniversary party, that’s probably because it’s usually your parents getting awfully touchy-feely and your aunt getting way too...

Freedom 10th Birthday

Comptons of Soho

Drag Roast

Recon Cabaret

Sink The Pink

15/09/18: Sink it inside my pink, it was all going down over in Finsbury Park. Who said gay north London was over? The entire park...

XXL Lumberjack

15/09/18: The folks over at XXL are still serving up that Saturday night jam packed of chunky hunks. They’re just a pack of rebels, and...

XXL Fetish

08/09/18: Oooh, we love a bit of fetish! Leather stuff, rubber stuff, bootlicking, the works. Well, maybe not bootlicking. It depends where the boots...

Teapot

07/09/18: Oh, CHILD. Friday night at the Eagle never disappoints, and this new monthly Friday night party is definitely one we’ll be back at. We...

Orange

27/08/18: It’s strange that this night is called Orange because we were bright RED by the time we left on Monday morning. The bank holiday...

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Club News

Club News Friday 21st September Beefmince Beefmince is primarily a night for big, beefy bears, but it’s for everyone really - you’re welcome however you present! It’s...

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Bits & Pieces

A love letter to would-be Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon

WE SHOULD ALL BE MIRANDAS, or we all should've at least voted for her. It was heartbreaking to hear that Cynthia Nixon's bid to become Governor of...

Róisín Murphy releases dreamy double single, “Jacuzzi Rollercoaster/Can’t Hold On”

Anyone who knows music, will tell you Róisín Murphy is the real deal. Her work spans over two decades and is, without fail, effortlessly...

Dua Lipa tearful as LGBT fans are reportedly dragged out of Shanghai gig by...

According to numerous eyewitnesses, the Shanghai leg of Dua Lipa's China tour was interrupted last night, when security forcibly dragged several people out mid-set. Fans...

With a Little Help from My Friends… The Beatles bonded through circle-jerking

There was a time when The Beatles weren't the legends of the music industry, and just a fun band of young guys touring the world. It...

OFT! Meet the super sexy trans models who walked for Marco Marco Underwear

  We love a sexy pair of neon Marco Marco Underwear, they looks so damn good. On Saturday his Collection Seven made history by being...

Drag & Cabaret

BYE BITCH! We chatted to Virginia Wright before she leaves London for good!

Virginia Wright is leaving us because she's a selfish cow. Leaving us in our HOUR OF NEED. Bloody immigrants, coming over here, hosting our...

QX Meets… Cosmic

The London drag sensation on glitz and glamour! Wisecracking cabaret artiste Cosmic is a musical theatre devotee who proudly flies the flag for bawdy traditional...

QX Meets…Panti Bliss/Rory O’Neill!

Rory O’Neill, better known as his part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit alter-ego Panti Bliss, has been an ‘accidental activist’ for the past decade....

Cabaret – La Voix

The drag singing sensation is been cruising with the best of them! There’s nothing timorous about drag musical diva La Voix. If it isn’t BIG,...

Meet Crayola!

She’s the queen that’s brimming over with ebullience and unfailingly serves up many-splendored looks at every opportunity! This week QX cabaret reporter Jason Reid...

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Tony Flynn talks skin, skin, skin! Best Men’s Grooming Products 2018: the QX guide Gentlemen; it’s time to lube, squirt and cream. No, we’re not discussing facials...

Look Good Feel Gorgeous

This week, Tony Flynn gives his tips on defying time, with anti-aging creams and procedures. “BOYTOX” Hits Soho Gents let’s face it; there are only so...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

The co-ord comeback! Tony Flynn on how to rock the men’s two-piece this season. Lads let’s face it; good things come in pairs. Be it...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Check out VOCLA’s latest stock. Right, so you know all those underwear brands you’ve seen smoking hot guys parading around in on Instagram? Well VOCLA...

Best Men’s Aftershaves and Fragrances 2018: The QX Guide

Tony Flynn’s guide to this season’s fragrances! Lads, do you like to start each day with a cheeky spray? Of course you do! From signature...

Health & Wellbeing

An Epidemic of Singledom in the Over 45

You may have been thirty, flirty and thriving, but now in your late forties you couldn’t get a guy to stick around. Over in...

Eating ass is causing an outbreak of STIs in gay men…

Shigella. Never heard of it? Well you should've. It's weirdly making a comeback in men who love a bit of rimming. It can be...

This heatwave could mean your penis is getting bigger…

We're all struggling in this heat. From sweaty backs to tube train infernos, it's almost impossible to pass the day without at least some...

Bottoms more likely to be little brothers, says science…

No, it's not one of those stepbrother scenario porn clips where big brother's girlfriend won't put out. According to a recent study, men prefer...

Gentwise’s Guide to Male Grooming

Manscaping is very in right now, apparently. Filipe Vieira, from male grooming company Gentwise, gives us some male grooming tips! Gone are the days when grooming...

LGBTQI & Community

Dishoom are throwing a fundraising party to celebrate India’s legalisation of homosexuality

In some VERY LONDON news, effortlessly sought-after restaurant Dishoom have decided to throw a charity shindig - featuring DJs and free food - in...

QX meets…Charlie Craggs

Charlie Craggs is a triple threat. She’s savvy, she’s smart and she’s stunning. She’s a 21st century businesswoman, a streetwise London lass and a...

Meet Golf’s first EVER gay male Pro – the super cute Tadd Fujikawa

He first made history back in 2006 when he qualified as the youngest ever golfer to qualify for the US Open at 16 years old, now...

London Queer Fashion Show

The groundbreaking new fashion project strutting into the V&A next week Gender diversity has always been a staple within the fashion industry, with androgynous models...

Here are some great queer events happening in North London this month…

With the recent closure of Her Upstairs, you'd be forgiven for thinking the North London scene was dead. Well THINK AGAIN. This is London. Sometimes,...

Music & Books

QX Meets… Toby Corton & His Band By Chance

This singer-songwriter blends strands of Soul, Jazz and R’n’B with a British sense of languid ennui. Having beguiled the Pride crowd from the Trafalgar...

QX Meets… Bright Light Bright Light

From a little welsh town to touring with Sir Elton John, Rod Thomas has made quite the splash as Bright Light Bright Light. We...

Top Five moments from Madonna’s Met Gala Performance…

We are not worthy of the pure light that is Madonna. She had her diamond jubilee of living yesterday, but as a queen she...

It’s #BookLoversDay! Here are five books every gay man should read

Books, books, books. Us queers love them. It's strange how we've come into our own just as the book has fallen out of favour....

QX Meets… Ariana and the Rose

They're the glam, glitter pop sensation that are tearing up Brighton Pride this year. These New York natives are the perfect mix of cosmic power...

Parties & People

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

This week, I’ve got a few fantastic things planned for you! First it's True Blue, hosted and presented by the one and only Kevin Le...

Don’t Call Me Masc!

Jonny Woo talks femmephobia and masculinity Jonny Woo is a tour-de-force, a hurricane in heels, and, according to this week’s TimeOut, one of London’s 50...

Queer Schenke

Beers and queers, what more could you want?! We all love a beer don’t we. Let’s be honest, it’s the perfect drink. It’s cheap, it...

The incredible weekend we spent at Festival N° 6

Festival Number 6 is a sparkling oasis of bohemian joy This weekend we were invited over to a little Italian village in North Wales and...

There’s a Jurassic Park party prowling into Clapham tonight

There's something about the Jurassic Park franchise that really appeals to the LGBTQ community. We're not really sure why, but pretty much all queers...

Politics & History

India legalizes homosexuality, in a landmark ruling for an estimated one fifth of the...

In a landmark ruling for LGB+ people in India, the Supreme court has overturned a ban on consensual same-sex relations. The ban on same-sex intercourse...

Twinks4Trump founder dropped as White House correspondent

Lucian Wintrich, a founder of the Twinks4Trump group, as been dropped as a press correspondent in the White House after links to white nationalists...

Anti-Trans ‘Pussy Church’ given Tax Exempt status

TREF is the word. The controversy of the Pride in London Parade last month in which a crowd of anti-trans demonstrators were given the go-ahead...
Alien Sex Club

Alien Sex Club at The Wellcome Collection – Review

Unsuspecting patrons of the Wellcome Gallery, Euston Square have been turning into a dark room, and have found themselves attending a debaucherous party that...

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...

Stage & Screen

Maurice, Above the Stag – Review

After the popular success of Gindr the Opera, if this season at Above the Stag were to continue its momentum then their latest production...

Film Review – A Moment In The Reeds

By Ifan Llewelyn The relationship between father and gay son is one we’ve seen play out many a time in countless ways on stage and...

Travis Alabanza – The performance artist turning expectations of trans performers upside down

Words: Dylan B Jones Photos: Elise Rose Makeup: Umber Ghauri Styling: Mia Maxwell Direction: Vasilisa Forbes Travis Alabanza has made vivid waves on London’s arts and theatre scene over...

Free & Proud

The writer of new play free and proud talks cultural divides and the enduring important of LGBTQ theatre Free & Proud is the tale of...

Review – Next Lesson

Settling down in my seat in the intimate setting of the Above the Stag studio, it was exciting to see how a play covering...

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....

Longer Read

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...

Popular Features

YIKES! Grindr security breach lets hackers see user’s exact location…

You know, it's a little annoying when that Grindr hookup is almost a mile away, but you're not sure if he's easy to get...

Maurice, Above the Stag – Review

After the popular success of Gindr the Opera, if this season at Above the Stag were to continue its momentum then their latest production...

The incredible weekend we spent at Festival N° 6

Festival Number 6 is a sparkling oasis of bohemian joy This weekend we were invited over to a little Italian village in North Wales and...

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