To The Bathhouse...

To The Bathhouse…

Continuing our series looking at the issues around gay shame and sexuality.

 
Secrets of the Grand Dame of Soho

Secrets of the Grand Dame of Soho

No, we’re not talking about the memoirs of Dusty O or Tasty Tim (although the latter does DJ there every Thursday) but the towering Comptons of Soho, which stands bold on Old Compton Street. Although it had a gay following for several decades during the 20th century, the bar came out and proud with its queer identity in 1986 and championed the modern age of homosexualist Soho. This weekend, the bar celebrates its 29th birthday as a gay venue. General Manager Neil Hodgson has been overseeing the shenanigans there since 1998 and knows every nook and cranny of its insides better than Katie Price’s gynaecologist knows hers. In commemoration of such a landmark venue, Neil shares some of the bar’s lesser know secrets…

 
Boys In Dresses

Boys In Dresses

‘The Boy in the Dress’ was daring and original television. Why? 

 
TheMenWhoGotElectric

TheMenWhoGotElectric

TheMenWhoFell2Earth are back with their first party of 2015, and they’re inviting Manchester boys HomoElectric to man the main floor decks with them.

 
#Truvadawhore

#Truvadawhore

Continuing our discussion on gay men’s relationship to shame and sexuality, Greg Mitchell talks about his experience of being on PrEP, the controversial new HIV prevention treatement...

 
Repression is not a solution for repression

Repression is not a solution for repression

You may recognize Damien Killeen as a buxom bar wench at Ku Lisle Street. But he’s also a talented actor and writer. This week he kicks off a new series in which QX looks at gay men’s relationship to shame and sexuality... 
 
Cheryl’s Guide To Cheryl

Cheryl’s Guide To Cheryl

No, luv. Not Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini (née Tweedy, formerly Cole; born 30 June 1983). We’re talking polysexual Brooklyn art darlings CHERYL, who are back in Europe and hitting London for their second Dalston Superstore celebration! But what is this currazee collective? Here’s all you need to know about Cheryl, by the Cheryl residents themselves…

 
How To Lip-Sync Your Way To £1000

How To Lip-Sync Your Way To £1000

YES! Tranny Lip-Synching is back and The Glory is looking for the new alt-drag superstars. Here’s Jonny Woo’s guide to what to do and what not to do on your lip-synching journey to snatch the trophy and £1000 hard cash!

 
What's Better than Gold? Platinum!

What’s Better than Gold? Platinum!

Orange Nation is going to the first port of call for thousands of hardcore gay clubbers over the New Year’s party season. With Beyond, WE Pure and Gravity Afterhours all happening in quick succession, you can get your hands on a platinum ticket that gives you access to all three events for £30! We chatted to a DJ from each night to find out more of what to expect…

 
Recon's Full Fetish London

Recon’s Full Fetish London

Recon has a brand new layout, new high tech dancefloor, a covered entrance, heated changing area and new equipment. We had to speak to them to find out more!