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USoD Special: Tops and Buttons

17/02/19: Taking over the Brewers for the first time, United Shapes of Drag (USoD) turned the party with their unique brand of debauched madness....

Drag Brunch

16/02/19: Just when you thought brunch couldn’t get any GAYER, here cometh the Drag Brunch! We’re just obsessed with getting our eggs with a...

CK Sunday

Let Us Eat Cake

Ku Bar

The Glory

Athena 2nd Birthday

16/02/19: They really brought in the terrible twos with gusto. Athena’s become a staple for us, and we just adore heading over to see...

XXL Valentine’s

16/02/19: Imagine all the teddy bears that get gifted on Valentine’s Day. Ones holding hearts with cheesy messages on them, holding balloons, or arms...

WE Frozen

16/02/19: You know when it gets really cold and your nipples get erect? Well Saturday’s WE party was that, but as a club night....

The Year of the Pig Party

09/02/19: Stick THAT in your snout and snort it! We just love the look of a red and gold lantern moment. The Glory was giving...

Circa The Club

09/02/19: Skinny pretty boys are all the rage right now, from the sleep-deprived Timothée Chalamet to the sallow crowds running around the place during London...

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Club News

Friday 22nd February BRÜT Big hairy muscle men. That’s what these guys are all about, be they young aspiring hunks in training or fully realised Daddies....

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Bits & Pieces

OPINION: No ifs, no butt stuff – why anal sex ain’t always all that

By Ifan Llewelyn In hooking up with a guy, there a sense of guilt around not being up for the full enchilada. If you just...

WATCH: Irish Slang with Nadine Coyle

Pop icon and Irish national treasure Nadine Coyle explains Irish Slang. Nadine Coyle is in this week's issue of QX Magazine, available online and in...

This Netflix doc about foreskin will blow your damn mind

Living here in Britain, there isn't really a discourse around the foreskin. Most of us have it unless our parents were religious, from a...

The best queer horror movies from the past decade

We love a good horror. There's nothing like snuggling in front of the telly under a blanket, a bucket of popcorn straddled between your...

The ‘Grindr Killer’ is getting a TV show with Sheridan Smith

There are very few stories that have had us re-considering our dating practices quite like the story of 'Grindr Killer' Stephen Port who was...

Drag & Cabaret

The People Who Shaped Me: David Hoyle

One of the UK’s most valued cabaret stars is back We all have those special people in our lives who have been there at just...

Beyond the Lipstick

London’s latest dragstravaganza Inspired by a life-changing spell in Tehran, Iran shortly after the Green Uprising of 2010, Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran is...

Sunday, Blinding Sunday – Weekly cabaret at the Tavern

There once was a time when people got up on a Sunday afternoon and actually left their homes. A time when people realised that...

Getting to Know… L’amour Le Monde

Jason Reid chats to the inspiring drag queen putting her double longue transplant to good use on the cabaret stage Originally a neo-burlesque performer, L’amour...

QX meets Jonny Bravo-inspired Drag King HP Loveshaft

Loveshaft, baby. Loveshaft! Founder of the California-based queer cabaret Pangea and drag king dynamo. HP Loveshaft caught our attention recently with his super-slick, swaggering routine....

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Tailoring

Tony Flynn on this season’s hottest trends Top Trend for 2019: Tailoring Tailoring is back – and back in a big way (hurrah!). Apparently only 10% of...

From bald to buzz cut – the cost-effective trend that has people talking

Hair is our pride and joy. We spend countless hours fretting about it and messing it around. Unfortunately, for many of us, it doesn't...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Can Stress Effect Your Appearance?

Tony Flynn talks how to side-step stress and how to deal with it when it creeps in Stress happens to the best of us and...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Rejuvination Gifts for Him this Valentine’s Day

The Ultimate Relaxation and Reajuvination Gifts for Him This Valentine’s Day Getting dressed up to the nines and taking your partner out for a candle...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Your guide to the January deals

Tony Flynn’s guide to January sale deals Men’s January Sale Items The Spring/Summer 2019 menswear collections might be about to drop in store - but before...

Health & Wellbeing

Topher’s Self-love must-haves this Valentine’s Day

Clonezone sex guru enlists the help of his colleague Daniel Shoneye to round up this season’s must have gear. Valentine’s Day is, and has always...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – The Ultimate Men’s Grooming Experience

Tony Flynn on the ultimate London men’s grooming experience The Ultimate Men’s Grooming Experience in London The average British man gets just 58 minutes to himself...

UK Government commits to ending new HIV transmissions in England by 2030

At a major HIV/AIDS summit in London today, MP Matt Hancock, the UK Secretary of State for Health & Social care is due to...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – St Pierre Marriott Country Club

HOW TO BEAT THOSE JANUARY BLUES January can make even the most energetic of us feel down in the dumps. The first month of a...

The Terrence Higgins trust is doing complementary therapies for people living with HIV…

We’re loving this! HIV & AIDS charity Terrence Higgins Trust are doing a range of super low cost complementary therapies for HIV positive people....

LGBTQI & Community

Drag Kings & Body Dysmorphia

Performer Francesca Forristal gives a candid account of their experiences of eating disorders, puberty, queerness and more Very few people have the pleasure of going...

Gamer raises over £100,000 for trans charity

On January 18th, Youtuber and Gamer Harry Brewis (better known by his screen name HBomberGuy) started playing Donkey Kong to raise money for for transgender...

OPINION: The gay scene has a groping problem

Ifan Llewelyn on an unpleasant issue that still pervades the scene There’s a pressing issue that us advocates of queer nightlife need to do more...

QX Meets… Casey Gerald

As we slide headfirst into 2019 on a slick of oily political chaos, the world needs people like Casey Gerald. His life’s...

Meet the BritBears!

BritBears are a a burgeoning organisation who aim to bring bears together! That can only be a good thing, right? We got one of their...

Music & Books

LIZETTE: Meet Sweden’s hottest new queer pop export

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST - Lizette is the next big thing! Hailing from Sweden via Peru, they're everything pop needs right now; original,...

Nadine Coyle on music, film roles and Grindr emojis

By Dylan B Jones One of the most memorable moments from Girls Aloud’s “Call The Shots” (the best pop song ever made) is the sultrily...

QX Meets…Crystal Rasmussen

"It can be tough not fitting in - but I also kind of live for it." We meet author and drag queen, Crystal Rasmussen. Everyone...

QX Meets… queer country singer Orville Peck

Allusive and alluring, this masked figure is crooning queer country artist Orville Peck, who's taking on traditional Americana and forging a truly unique sound...

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,...

Parties & People

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

Some people like to share their thoughts, write them down and communicate an ongoing narrative. Others like to reveal their comings and goings through...

QX Meets… Lauren Harries

British TV personality and former child star talks love, stardom and veganism Child prodigy turned international sex symbol Lauren Harries has delighted the British public...

This major queer international party is returning to its London home this weekend

Daddy Issues is one of the London gay scene's biggest success stories! Kicking off with a sweaty alternative BANG in a humble Dalston basement...

#JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London, letting you know exactly where to head this weekend. Hi everyone...feeling all romantic? Obviously the only...

The Eagle’s 15th Birthday Shenanigans

We dive into how the iconic queer venue is celebrating a decade and a half on the scene. One of our fave Vauxhall haunts...

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

diane arbus: in the beginning review – ‘spotlighting Arbus’ love for her city’s back...

★★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Perhaps the best-known photographer of subculture, Diane Arbus and her photographs of downtrodden delinquent, and those on the frayed fringes of society....

Preview: Call Me Vicky

The queer fringe play that’s set to take to the Pleasance stage. We love a fringe queer play! As you MAY have gathered. We’re the...

Edward II review – a queer historical tragedy that bows to tragic queer history

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn It takes mustering up great effort to head on down to Bankside to sit through a historically accurate production of a history...

No Kids review – bringing the issue of gay parenting centre-stage

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Gay parenthood has almost worked its way into being a version of the norm. Disney Channel programs now have gay parents making...

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist review – a raucous romp that is...

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn The VAULT Festival is in full swing, and as always brings with it a slew of theatre that has you furrowing your...

Travel

Getting to know Sailors Sauna

QX meets sauna owner Richard to talk shop, and why sauna’s are still so popular. Saunas are a valued part of our culture as gay...

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...

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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By Ifan Llewelyn In hooking up with a guy, there a sense of guilt around not being up for the full enchilada. If you just...

This major queer international party is returning to its London home this weekend

Daddy Issues is one of the London gay scene's biggest success stories! Kicking off with a sweaty alternative BANG in a humble Dalston basement...

diane arbus: in the beginning review – ‘spotlighting Arbus’ love for her city’s back...

★★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Perhaps the best-known photographer of subculture, Diane Arbus and her photographs of downtrodden delinquent, and those on the frayed fringes of society....

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