The Ten-Year Anniversary Of 2007
SO! It’s time for another LIST OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED DURING A YEAR. We know it’s not groundbreaking journalism. We know it’s not an exploration of the psychosexual implications of pseudofeminism. We know it’s not “Through The Keyhole With The Dalai Lama”. But this is QX. And we’re hungover. All the time. So if you don’t like it, piss off and buy yourselves a copy of National Geographic. The closest we get to the National Geographic is Nathalie Geographic.
Disco, Blisters & A Comedown
George Michael: 1963 – 2016
An Influential HIV Prevention Campaign is Tackling Rising STIs in London
London’s innovative HIV prevention campaign, Do It London, has launched a new winter phase, drawing attention to the sharp rises in sexually transmitted infections in the capital in recent years. The campaign, which spans advertising across the transport network, print press, social media, radio and digital display, encourages Londoners to wrap up this winter by ‘doing it with a condom’.
Iconic Scene Moments Of 2016
GOD, so much has happened this year out and about on the gay scene! And we’ve been there for ALL of it. And we’ve taken PHOTOS of it. Which is good, because if we hadn’t we probably wouldn’t have remembered it happened.
Editors’ Letter by Dylan Jones
Happy New Year! Well. Where do we even start with 2016?! Suffice to say, this year has been a messy bitch who’s lived for drama.
The QX 2016 Shitshow Awards
As we all know, 2016 was a total shitshow! A reality TV star got elected president of the most powerful nation in the world, the UK kissed a racism-tinged goodbye to Europe, one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse continents in the world, and loads of iconic celebrities died. And to add insult to injury, that Tesco in Haggerston STILL hasn’t hired any more staff.
How To Get Served At The Bar On New Year’s Eve
The worst thing about New Year’s Eve is, probably, ten-deep queues at the bar. More than once, midnight has chimed whilst crammed in between a hen party and a drag queen, hopelessly waving a fiver in the air while bar staff flit back and forth looking ANYWHERE but at you.
2016 Songs of The Year
It wasn’t actually too bad a year for music. There were long-awaited albums released by artists who’d been presumed missing (hey, Frank Ocean), long-awaited albums that were a return to form (hey, Britney) and long-awaited albums released just before untimely demises (hey, David Bowie). In the spirit of retrospection, here are some of our favourite songs from this year. Basically the ones we played in the QX Office which prompted everyone to ask ‘oh who’s this?’, rather than ‘what is this?’
Are you ready to get festive for Christmas? ARE YOU? Well we are. We’ve already starting emulating Mariah Carey by calling everything festive. How festive. Apart from the gratuitous drinking (which we do all year round anyway) our favourite thing about the festive season are all the amazing EVENT POSTERS.