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KU World AIDS Day Auction

30/11/18: Just one of the fabulous roster of events last weekend for World AIDS Day was KU Lisle Street’s charity auction, raising money for...

Fetch Christmas Bash

30/11/18: There’s nothing like a big birthday bash, and one of our favourite distributors of naughty gear threw one unlike any we’ve been to....

The Old Ship

Little Ku

George and Dragon

Ku Bar

WE Party PINK – The 8th Birthday

01/12/18: They’re EIGHT years old, can you believe it? We definitely couldn’t, we feel like we’ve been dancing in the sea of muscle torsos that...

A:M

23/11/18: In case you haven’t heard of A:M (although you really SHOULD have if you’re a regular QX reader) it’s an after hours LGBT party...

Carpet Burn’s FEUD

23/11/18: One of the city’s best-loved queer nights, Carpet Burn, made a sizzling return a couple of weeks back at Eagle London. As well as...

XXL Construction

24/11/18: Never ones to do things by halves, XXL was ALL GO on Saturday night as they had one of their Construction specials – celebrating...

Too Funky: A Night of George Michael

16/11/18: You know what, we really bloody love some George Michael. Our stonking night at the Eagle really reminded us how much we love him....

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Club News

Wednesday 5th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th December Another Night At The Musicals A sparkling festive treat from Jonny Woo and his esteemed, magic-lunged longtime drag compadre...

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Bits & Pieces

How To Survive The Festive Party Period

As we all know, this time of year is exhaustingly demanding, party-wise. As soon as Halloween’s over, it’s a slippery, icy glissade into glitter-spattered...

Hadestown Review – ‘There is promise in this production that you don’t quite expect...

If you’re in on what’s what on the musical theatre scene then the word Hadestown has probably been buzzing around your peripherals for a...

GAYS, here’s how to make the most of rainy weather

Just because it's raining on your pride parade doesn't mean you should lock yourself indoors to swipe yourself to the end of Tinder! Get...

QX Meets… queer Asian dancer Mavin Khoo

Recognised internationally as a dance artist who's breathing new life into traditional Indian dance, as well as breaking new ground with his contemporary work,...

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of the Underwear Shoot

Oft. Hottie alert. Come behind the scenes of our underwear shoot. Goddamn, these boys are cute. We here at QX thought you'd enjoy getting up...

Drag & Cabaret

Christmas Cabaret Crackers

Our guide to the best cabaret stuff this Christmas! You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy person who probably likes people of the same-sex but...

Christmas Queens

Meet the stars of the festive dragstravaganza blizzarding into The Troxy tomorrow night Blimey, get a load of this lot! Just when you thought you...

Positively Fabulous! 

Jason Reid has a candid chat about HIV and stigma with his friend, drag artist Carmen Dioxide Drag artist and friend of QX Cabaret Editor...

Thoughts & Overshares From Mrs Moore

The drag disaster talks bingo, booze and Jane Mcdonald There’s been enough hollow thoughts and prayers to last a lifetime, so we think it’s time to...

Drag Queen Bingo: a review

Many a Sunday afternoon has been seen in with binging on RuPaul’s Drag Race, surrounded by snacks on the sofa, nursing the biggest and...

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Christmas Style Guide

Tony Flynn on how to dress this festive season Party Season: Style Guide With the party season fast approaching, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve...

QX Recommends: FETCH

Clapham’s hottest fetish store is gearing up for Christmas Nestled under an arch in glossy Clapham, Fetch is…a fetish shop! Did you know, fetish is...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Tony Flynn’s Christmas gift guide Christmas Gift Guide Here we go again, it’s Christmas! Gifting is always a minefield, especially with clothes - if you get...

The Underwear Special – Cybil, Sean and Darren model this season’s hottest brands!

Oh look, a gay magazine doing an underwear special *Miranda Priestley voice* groundbreaking. No but seriously though, sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with an underwear special!...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Men’s Fashion Trend: The Lumberjack

Tony Flynn on how you can shop the lumberjack look! Whether you’re a rugged regular at XXL, a finger-tapping SCRUFF woof’er or simply someone who...

Health & Wellbeing

LGBT PLUS

The London mental health service for LGBT People As a therapist working in London with LGBT people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, I hear...

World AIDS Day

We hear from a range of experts, activists and significant figures in the fight against HIV. Editor's Letter  Dylan B Jones This World AIDS Day here at...

What does HIV Testing Week mean in 2018?

We hear from HIV care nurse Mike Spall-Hancy Despite the struggle against increasing government cuts to services, London’s sexual health clinics still provide some of...

HIV Testing Week

The Terrence Higgins Trust on this year’s most significant week for HIV prevention Like it or not, gay and bi men are one of the...

Third US man contracts HIV while on PrEP

In San Francisco, Doctors have diagnosed a man who was on PrEP with HIV. Coming as the third instance of a HIV diagnosis for a...

LGBTQI & Community

Meet the founder of Cabaret Vs Cancer

Healing with love and sequins We love an extravaganza, especially one that promises a superlative line-up of cabaret talent and is for a cause that’s...

Loved

Meet the artists behind these beautifully beary illustrations “Remember the guy who told us that ‘It’s always nice to have a finger in your arse...

HIV Dating

We hear from Jason and Pippa about their experiences dating and living with HIV JASON Recently, I’ve had this compelling urge to settle down. I’ve had...

World AIDS Day

We hear from a range of experts, activists and significant figures in the fight against HIV. Editor's Letter  Dylan B Jones This World AIDS Day here at...

We Get Battered with Lanah P!

A fish & chip shop, an 80s pop sensation…what’s not to love?! There’s a hidden gem in Covent Garden. At first glimpse, it’s just another...

Music & Books

QX Meets… Cub Sport newlyweds Tim and Sam

Not your typical boy meets boy story. While working on their second album, frontman Tim Nelson felt a growing affection towards bandmate Sam Netterfield,...

QX Meets… emerging queer pop artist Aaron Porter

Having toiled away inconspicuously on his music, Porter finally releases his debut single ‘BOY’, which was met with instant praise online. QX caught up...

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...

Parties & People

QX Recommends: The Vault

An oasis of debauchery in Central London We’re always rabbiting on about how the London LGBT scene needs to hang on to its gritty edge....

23 Years of the Ku Group

KU are celebrating their birthday by doing what they do best – cute boys and champagne! We here at QX love some group fun, and...

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

This week, we’re settling in to the pace of pre-christmas goings on...  There’s Loads of shows afoot, including How To Catch A Krampus - a...

QX Meets… Bobo Bear

The arty bear with a passion for painting! We know you’ve seen this absolutely adorable bear drawing everywhere you go. From the window displays around...

PADDLES AT THE READY! Here’s what you could pick up at Ku’s World AIDS...

We haven't been this excited about holding a paddle since, well... last night.  We're damned near wetting ourselves for this year's Ku Auction, where...

Politics & History

Trump cuts almost $6m from HIV/AIDS program

In an attempt to cover the cost of children who were left without their parents under Trump's administration, money will be cut from funding of HIV/AIDS...

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...

Blood Diamond Diana – We caught up with the artist behind the art

If you’ve scrolled down your Twitter feed this week, you can’t have missed a portrait of Princess Diana which made quite the splash. Using...

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...

Stage & Screen

Postcards From London

We meet the director behind the dreamy new piece of queer cinema It’s the film that has been on the lips of LGBT movie-goers for...

The movies about HIV/AIDS everyone should watch…

From the euphoric 120 BPM to Derek Jarman’s devastating “Blue” Between running around fundraisers, and getting ready for your charity gala, World AIDS Day is...

Riot Act Comes To the West End

We meet the man behind one of this year’s most impactful pieces of queer theatre Alexis Gregory’s one-man verbatim theatre piece Riot Act enjoyed an...

Review: Briefs at Leicester Square Spiegeltent

By Jack Cullen London’s dragerazzi and transvestite throng wiggled into Leicester Square’s rackety Spiegeltent last week for the opening night of Briefs latest tour! Jonny...

Hadestown Review – ‘There is promise in this production that you don’t quite expect...

If you’re in on what’s what on the musical theatre scene then the word Hadestown has probably been buzzing around your peripherals for a...

Travel

Freddie Mercury: Inspired by Munich, Germany – A city that can really rock you.

WIN ! : You could soon be strolling through a fabulous LGBT Christmas Market in Germany. German National Tourist Office invites you to get...

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...

Longer Read

QX Meets… queer Asian dancer Mavin Khoo

Recognised internationally as a dance artist who's breathing new life into traditional Indian dance, as well as breaking new ground with his contemporary work,...
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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