A New Chapter In Gay Clubbing Of London

A New Chapter In Gay Clubbing Of London

Dan Beaumont and Charlie Porter aren’t your average gay DJs. You can leave your wailing dancefloor divas at the door. What they plan to deliver with Chapter 10 - their hawt new warehouse party that takes place on Easter Sunday - is full on, ass-kickin’ techno to shake your butt to. 

 
Equality vs Assimilation

Equality vs Assimilation

Cliff Joannou on why he wore the wedding dress but might not be getting married…

 
Cumming Of Age

Cumming Of Age

It’s the innocuous doorway under the arches in Vauxhall that you wander past on your weekend jaunts. To most of gay London, it’s one of the scene’s most famous fetish venues, often used in casual reference to illicit sexual misadventures, even by those who have never visited. To its customers, The Hoist is a bastion of sexual proclivity, steadfastly defiant in the face of encroaching gentrification. An oft-overlooked champion of queer sexual liberation, the venue celebrates its 18th birthday next weekend, and is the subject of a new documentary, ‘Age of Consent’, at this year’s BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival.  

 
Hot Fox

Hot Fox

Her name is Foxes. She’s only 22 and has just won her first Grammy for the 2.5million selling ‘Clarity’, a collaboration with producer Zedd. She quotes strong female vocalists like Patti Smith, Tori Amos and Bjork as her inspirations and loves the sound of ‘90s pop and dance… which works out well as she’s performing at G-A-Y this week, on the same night as Big Reunion girl band Eternal! Cliff Joannou spoke to the future pop princess…

 
Natinal HIV Testing Week

Natinal HIV Testing Week

A few weeks ago, the team at QX met with Terrence Higgins Trust to discuss the promotion of National HIV Testing week.

 
Berlin*

Berlin*

(* how London would love to be, but isn’t brave enough to)

 
THE JAZZ SINGER

THE JAZZ SINGER

Caro Emerald scored a huge No.1 earlier this year with ‘The Shocking Miss Emerald’, and has sold millions of albums worldwide since. She brings her sassy jazz style to G-A-Y this Saturday... 

 
'SLUT'S ON TOUR (part II)

‘SLUT’S ON TOUR (part II)

Cliff Joannou’s last experience of going away with the GutterSlut crew left resident vocalist Crystal MC in a Berlin hospital with a punctured lung (it was a very wild night of dancing) and ended with Per QX missing his flight due to an(other) unexpected extended session at Panorama Bar in Berghain. So, it’s with a little trepidation he accepted this latest invite – a weekend at Bestival!

 
SWEET RELEASE

SWEET RELEASE

MKS – aka Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan, aka the original Sugababes - complete their comeback with a performance at G-A-Y this weekend! Cliff Joannou called them up for a chat… 

 
GLASTONBURY FREAK OUT!

GLASTONBURY FREAK OUT!

Screw The Rolling Bones and Arctic Chimpanzees. Tucked away in the South East Corner of Glastonbury is a secret garden of carnal clubbing pleasure. Beyond the safe confines of the [not so] campsites and past ‘Shangri-La’ lies Block 9, the home to the now legendary NYC Downlow. While the homosexual hoi polloi were celebrating Pride in London, the edgiest performers from the capital’s queer creative scene were rocking Glastonbury every night, for five nights through to dawn and way into the next day. Cliff Joannou joined them for a kiki…