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S.L.A.G.S Chill-Out with The D.E. Experience

12/05/18: Hullo possums! The iconique D.E. Experience waltzed into the RVT for her monthly Sunday night party, which has become an institution over the past...

Ku Bar

19/05/18: Ku Bar was its usual coiffed cornucopia of cheekbones and Kronenbourg when we stuck our face in there last Saturday! The bar boys were...

Freedom

Ku Bar

City of Quebec

Halfway 2 Heaven

Jamie HP Prowler Porn Awards After Party

17/05/18: Fetish connoisseur Jamie HP kept things rolling until the wee hours with a rip-roaring after party at Fire after the festivities of the...

Prowler European Porn Awards

17/05/18: It was, as they say, ALL GO at the hottest event in the gay adult industry’s social calendar on Thursday – the Prowler Porn...

XXL Lumberjack

19/05/18: Plaid shirts were out in numbers for XXL’s Lumberjack night last Saturday! We love a plaid shirt. In fact, we’d go out on a...

Hard On

19/05/18: WHOA. It was all go at Hard On last weekend. And if THESE pictures seem steamy, wait until you see the X-rated ones...

BRÜT

04/05/18: The Bank Holiday weekend got off to a respectable start on Friday. Well, as respectable as BRÜT can ever be, which as far as...

Areas

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 Friday Playlist – Bougie Bops

For this week's Friday Playlist, it's BOUGIE BOPS. Tunes to retch up diamonds to, dahling. Featuring musical geniuses like Victoria Beckham, Heidi Montag, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson...

QX meets…Sindri Salad

Superstar DJ Sindri Salad is fresh off the private jet from LA. He's got 'Overpowered' by Roisin Murphy playing, he's got a flute of...

There’s an alien sex drag mushroom party happening in Hackney tomorrow night…

SADDLE UP KIDS, this one's gonna be a corker! A rip-roaring, wig-tearing, leopardprint-spattered night from full time concept and part time astrologer, CASSANDRA! She's hootfooting...

The QX Friday Playlist – BANGERS PART II

Did we already do a bangers playlist? POSSIBLY. Do we care that we've run out of ideas and we're doing another one? NO! There's nothing...

2018 – The Year Pop Music Peaked

Dylan Jones charts the peaks, pitfalls and Pitbulls of music's weirdest decade, from 2010 to now.  The teenies or "The twenty-tens" as we're apparently supposed...

Drag & Cabaret

QX Meets…Cassandra

The drag babe talks freedom of speech, spirituality, and shoes! “Come here, Toby…” it’s the first sweltering weekend of the year, and on Hampstead Heath,...

Cabaret – Getting to know Chiya

Jason Reid meets rising drag king talent, Chiya! This week the cabaret spotlight falls on a rising drag king talent, Chiyo, who is part of...

Pride’s Got Winners!

Words by Jason Reid The competition with a huge heart, that’s Pride’s Got Talent! Hosted by Michael Twaits and orchestrated by Ian Massa-Harris and his...

Cabaret – The Queen Of Marble Arch

We meet the queens performing at the rejuvenated City of Quebec The City of Quebec is back! You may be surprised to read that because...

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!...

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

BANK HOLIDAY CHARITY GALA IN GREENWICH FOR ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE

The George & Dragon in Greenwich will play host to a bevvie of cabaret beauties on Monday as the venue rolls out a massive...
Another Kind of Life

Another Kind of Life – Jonny Woo finds queer significance in the Barbican’s startling...

Words by Jonny Woo As queer people, whether we identify as an LGBT or any other of the letters that make up our collective acronym,...

Opening date confirmed for London’s newest LGBTQ venue

London's newest gay venue, CIRCA: The Club is throwing its two-day opening party on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June. It will then open every...

Dalston acid incident misreported as homophobic attack

It has been reported by some news outlets that a homophobic acid attack occurred outside Dalston Superstore in the early hours of Sunday morning....

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...

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

Gird Your Loins, Tea Dances are BACK!

The 70s gay trend is returning, to Eagle London Sunday Tea dances have a particularly special place in LGBT+ history. After they fell out of...

QX recommends…WE Pride

One of the biggest parties of the year saunters into Madrid this July If you’re still searching for a summer sojourn where you can wear...

Get Yer Rocks Off! This week’s sex and fetish diary

 Your guide to this week's dirtiest, most debauched goings on!   SPECIAL PICKS OF THE WEEK  Horse Fair Thursday 24th May Jamie HP and his band of miscreants are...

QX Preview: RUFF

The new night for harness-loving homos! Ooh this is what we like! Just as the weather’s getting steamy and sultry and salacious, we’re being treated...

Live Your Best Gay Life at Balans Clapham

They’ve got squid, they’ve got cocktails, they’ve got an outside bit…what more could you want? We’ve all stumbled into Balans for a 2am Balans Burger...

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

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...

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...

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...

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QX meets…Sindri Salad

Superstar DJ Sindri Salad is fresh off the private jet from LA. He's got 'Overpowered' by Roisin Murphy playing, he's got a flute of...
Julia

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

When somebody tells you not to do something, are you the sort of person who does exactly the opposite? I am I’m afraid -...

BANK HOLIDAY CHARITY GALA IN GREENWICH FOR ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOSPICE

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