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Ku Bar

14/04/18: Perched on the edge of Chinatown, Ku Bar is a kaleidoscopically crazy bar full of good-time girls and hot boys with the sort of...

Circa

31/03/18: We thought that was the Fab Five below! You see, in the bunny ears? Just casually having a drink in Soho on a Saturday...

Bar Pop

TWERK

Circa

P*H*A*T Club

Daddy Issues

14/04/18: Daddy Issues was LIT on Saturday night. Yeah, we’re saying ‘lit’ now. We’ve been to the clubs, we know what the kids say. Daddy...

XXL Rugby

14/04/18: Here’s something we’ll give you for free: the collective noun for a bunch of bears is a sleuth. There are certain exceptions when other...

Beyond Carnival

31/03/18: It was perhaps Beyond’s biggest night of the year yet on Saturday, as London’s creatures of the night descended for mid bank holiday shenanigans!...

Versayce

30/03/18: Eagle London was a marriage of dollar-doused decadence and Miami cool last Friday for the launch of new monthly party, VERSAYCE! As anyone who’s...

Orange

02/04/18: Day four of the Bank Holiday weekend and Vauxhall’s troops weren’t going to let anything as insignificant as ‘not having any sleep since last...

Areas

London Listings

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

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...

QX Preview: Beefmince

Dan Prance and Argyris Georgopoulos (aka Silverhook) are the promoters of BEEFMINCE which runs every third Friday of the month at the iconic Royal Vauxhall...

The QX Weekly Playlist – PLAZTIK

There's a brand new party hitting Shoreditch tomorrow night and it's called PLAZTIK. It's happening at chintzy-boho bar/club Zigfrid, which is slap bang on...

Mobile Fun – More than Snake

Time was, the only fun we could have with cell phones was playing Snake on an underpowered Nokia. Since then, smartphones and enormous jump...

The QX Friday Playlist – Bank Holiday Bops

The first Bank Holiday of 2018 is in full swing, but of course, it's RAINING! BOOO! What we need is bops! So here are some...

Drag & Cabaret

QX meets…Sonia

The Liverpool legend talks Eurovision, having hits and THAT French & Saunders sketch She’s got the hits! She’s got the gays! She’s got the hair!...

Put Your Best Fruit Forward!

Jason Reid meets cabaret’s juiciest new star, Fruit! Conceived at Micheal Twaits’ Art of Drag course, Fruit is the creation of Stevie Doherty. They’ve been...

QX meets…David Hoyle

Avant-guardian David Hoyle is a deeply fascinating artist, who has experienced life in many of its extreme forms. His disconcerting fusion of on stage...

Getting To Know Miss Krystal Ball

Serving up Magic FM drag vibes wherever she goes, Miss Krystal Ball is an artist who has a special fondness for the classic music...

Jump Down the Rabbit Hole with Eagle London!

Vauxhall’s den of debauchery is going all out this bank holiday weekend Batten the hatches, gird your loins, and spread your wings (in whichever order...

Fashion & Grooming

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...

Australian Lqd skincare launch into UK in Harrods

Lqd skincare will be stocked in the UK for the first time from June 1st onwards, with their premium men’s products exclusively available to buy at...

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

We Are Still The Black Cap

We caught up with the group still campaigning to reopen the Black Cap Last week marked three years since The Black Cap closed its doors...

QX meets… Philip Samba

We meet one of the founders of the groundbreaking new sexual health campaign by black men, for black men. We’re in the RVT and Kylie’s...
Unique LGBT

Unique LGBT Disability – The London-based group for differently abled LGBTQ+ people

Unique LGBT is a much-needed, friendly and welcoming support group for disabled and differently-abled people in the LGBT community. They meet twice monthly in central...
Brand new gay venue opening in central london

There’s a brand new 750 capacity gay venue opening in Central London

The myth that London's gay scene is dying has been well and truly quashed this week, with the news that CIRCA THE CLUB will...
Albert Kennedy Trust

QX meets… Albert Kennedy Trust

We meet the people behind the Albert Kennedy Trust, one of London’s most valuable resources for young homeless LGBTQ+ people The Albert Kennedy Trust is...

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

DJ of the Week… Pagano

We chat to the superstar DJ ahead of his set at XXL tomorrow Originally hailing from the sunny climes of Sicily, you can now find...

QX Preview: TROUGH

You may know Trough from its absolutely STUNNING visuals, that they splatter all over social media once in a while. They're a right treat....

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

After all the exciting things we’ve been to lately, don’t you feel like putting your stillies up?! There’s no rest over our way, where’s...
Rogan Richards

Rogan Richards is coming to London tomorrow night…

All you need to do is look at our browser history to see that we're erm...FANS, of Rogan Richards. If you somehow haven't heard of...

QX Preview: City of Quebec

One of London’s oldest gay venues is BACK ON THE SCENE Still standing proud 72 years on, City of Quebec is one of the city’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

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...
Everett

The Happy Prince review – Rupert Everett’s directorial debut is a hectic but pleasingly...

Words by Caspar Salmon It’s with a pleasing symmetry that Rupert Everett smuggles some dashes of queerness and subversion into this apparently classical biopic. What...

Travel

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....

Orchids & Oriental Exploration

Meet Douglas Thompson, who crafts bespoke holidays for LGBT travellers Douglas Thompson has had the sort of sprawling, eclectic life normally seen in a Wes...

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...

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The Vault captures the friendly, chill vibes of European sex bars

Something we love about continental Europe, is that they love a cruise bar! From Berlin to Bilbao, Lyon to Lisbon, Europe's urban gay men...

We Are Still The Black Cap

We caught up with the group still campaigning to reopen the Black Cap Last week marked three years since The Black Cap closed its doors...

QX meets… Philip Samba

We meet one of the founders of the groundbreaking new sexual health campaign by black men, for black men. We’re in the RVT and Kylie’s...

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