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KU

16/06/18: The KU Group’s main venue KU Lisle Street was as buzzing as ever last week, with revelers stumbling in from the heady heat of...

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

The Karaoke Hole

EVA

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FWL2018 Members Party

08/07/18: Look at this glittering, gorgeous, gluttonous display of gorgeousness. Fetish Week London had its annual Members Party at the smokily sensual Café De Paris...

XXL

07/ 07/18: They promised big, and they delivered! The XXL Pride party was truly larger than life. DJ Moto Blanco had us twirling until the...

Horse Meat Disco

08/07/28: Horse Meat disco was as fabulous and messy as you might expect on a post-Pride Sunday. It was a gorgeous mix of people who...

Berlin Berlin

07/07/18: Crazy cuckoo club kids. The children turned looks this evening, darling! The night was an orgy of costumes and couture, with absolutely zero fucks...

Circa: The Club

07/07/18: CLUB CLUB CLUB! We popped down on Friday night for a pre-pride boogie, and tbh we thought it would be the calm before the...

Areas

Listings

Club News

Club News Friday 13th July BRÜT Big ol’ Brut is the monochrome, muscled party that touches down in the darkly delicious climes of Vauxhall every Friday. It’s...

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Bits & Pieces

A Jason Momoa Appreciation Post

A man whose tussled tendrils inspire weeping in young men, whose beard bristles tame nature's wild beasts by way of jealousy, whose bulbous pectorals...
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Post-orgy proposal for these two gay porn stars…

Not your everyday love story. They won't be hearing Taylor Swift singing about this one any time soon. After filming a gang bang scene...

His profile might say ‘no blacks, no asians’, but his porn searches suggest otherwise…

We all know the gay community has a serious race problem. Grindr is littered with racially charged profiles excluding potential hook-ups based on their...

It may not be coming home, but thankfully these hotties are.

Yes, yes, it's a terrible shame that we didn't quite make it all the way. But with every cloud comes a silver lining. Our...

YES! Four bops you should be jamming to right now…

Whether you’re hosting pre-drinks this Friday night, or just trying to catch a tan to some tunes, here are what you should be bopping...

Drag & Cabaret

QX meets…Aja

GIRD YOUR LOINS AND HIDE THE MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS. There’s something even more blistering than the heatwave hitting London this week! No, it’s nothing...

Lipsync1000 – Meet The Finalists

Words by Jack Cullen The Lipsync1000 final is landing with a crash, bang and a WALLOP at The Clapham Grand on 11th July! Never heard...

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...

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

The rich white women who ended homophobia and transphobia, officially.

By Ifan Llewelyn We all know that we LGBT people have done nothing for LGBT acceptance, like ever. It’s all thanks to the rich white...

QX meets… Amy Lame

London’s Night Czar gives her take on this year’s Pride celebrations London’s esteemed Night Czar gives us some of her thoughts on pride, and what...

QX Preview: UK Black Pride

UK Black Pride has become a tour-de-force! Starting off as a small party in the park, it’s metamorphosed into a diverse, welcoming festival of...

Christians at Pride

Meet the LGBT angels changing preconceptions As London swelters outside and dusty ambulances and buses careen past, we’re in the cool, peaceful calm of Bloomsbury...

QX meets…Glamrou

Words by Dylan B Jones For this year’s Pride cover, we decided to storm around Oxford Street with Glamrou. Unapologetically queer and almost insultingly imaginative, Glamrou’s...

Music & Books

YES! Four bops you should be jamming to right now…

Whether you’re hosting pre-drinks this Friday night, or just trying to catch a tan to some tunes, here are what you should be bopping...
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...

Parties & People

JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! The world of nightlife can be a world of escapism...in more recent times it’s become a...

Go Orange for Pride!

Clubbing leviathans Orange Nation are going all out for Pride this year This weekend, just like that little girl who drank too much Sunny Delight,...

FWL2018 Events ROUNDUP – Your Guide To The Week

Your INDISPNSIBLE dirty diary for the hottest week in the fetish calendar Sunday 8th - RECON MEMBERS’ PARTY Recon kicks off Fetish Week London 2018 with...

Meet London’s hottest queer gothic other-worldly DJ!

Celebrating Pride in London at Berlin Berlin: The Birthday & Pride Special on Saturday July 7th 2018 is the punk and gothic inspired host...

QX Preview: XXL Pride

It’s big! It’s hairy! It’s XXL Pride! Big ole’ bear’s den XXL are OBVS going all out for pride on Saturday, claws unsheathed and hackles...

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

REVIEW: Mario

You’d be forgiven for thinking a gay football film would just be a mish-mash of clumsy clichés – lingering homoerotic locker room scenes, introspective...

Above The Stag Theatre

Behind the scenes at the UK’s only LGBT-focused theatre! Above The Stag Theatre is London’s delightful LGBT thespian oasis. A gorgeous corner of performance and...

QX meets…Cary Sawhney  

Cary Sawhney is the dashing and daring director of the London Indian Film Festival. Growing up between London and Calcutta, he’s spent his life...

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...

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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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...
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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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