Cumshots & Cumerbunds

Cumshots & Cumerbunds

Dylan Jones reports on the wedding of century When asked what they’re doing at the weekend, most people respond with “Oh, my mate’s having a barbecue then we’re gonna go out for some drinks.” Or maybe “Oh, I’m cat-sitting my friend’s Siamese, she’s called Helen Keller” or maybe even “oh, I’m reviewing XXL for QX Magazine.” But you do NOT expect them to say “Well, the guy who owns Sweatbox Sauna and his artist fiancé are having a post-heteronormative, avant-garde wedding celebration at an underground venue in London Fields, with conceptual semen art and waiters in jockstraps. So yeah, I’m going to that.” 

 
Goodbye George & Dragon

Goodbye George & Dragon

After the devastating announcement that it’s set to close its doors in the near future, Dylan Jones remembers the iconic East London boozer.

 
Let’s Have A Chum Sesh!

Let’s Have A Chum Sesh!

In an effort to dispel the doom and gloom surrounding the subject in today’s media, Dylan Jones takes a less negative stance on the relationship between drugs and gay men

 
LGBT Charities vs Austerity

LGBT Charities vs Austerity

The LGBT community has always relied heavily on its charities, but with another bout of austerity on the cards these vital support services are coming under increasing pressure to survive. Chris Godfrey speaks to Broken Rainbow, GMFA and the Kaleidoscope Trust about the potential impact of another sustained period of government cuts.

 
The Women Behind the Gay Scene

The Women Behind the Gay Scene

Working on the scene can prove challenging at the best of times. Guestlists to sort out. Madonna songs to remix, luxury flats to ward off. And all while you’ve got Lady Lloyd hanging off the end of the bar (or John Sizzle rolling about on top of it). But what’s it like having to deal with all that, and not being a gay man?! Dylan Jones spoke to four of the scene’s most salient sirens on the ins and outs of negotiating one of the most ridiculous, high-octane and glittering environments on earth: the London gay scene! 

 
Coming Out/Cashing In

Coming Out/Cashing In

When is an artist advocating for the gay community and when are they simply capitalising on it?

 
Four Years of Uganda Pride

Four Years of Uganda Pride

This weekend Uganda’s out and proud will march through Entebbe to celebrate Pride for the fourth year running. Chris Godfrey caught up with the country’s most prominent LGBT activist, Dr Frank Mugisha, to find out how the event has grown and what issues the LGBT community still face. 

 
Destruction in Dalston

Destruction in Dalston

The newly rebranded VFD is back with a BANG. It used to be Vogue Fabrics. Formerly known as Vogue Fabrics. FKA Vogue Fabrics. “Vogue Fabrics” actually sounds like it could be a song by FKA Twigs doesn’t it. VFD FKA? Fabrics Twigs? Vogue FD? What are we on about? *vogues*

 
Opera's H&H, and Looking To Party

Opera’s H&H, and Looking To Party

Opera. It ain’t getting any younger. Luckily, there’s a new generation of composers ready to inject new life into what many consider a dying art. Josh Lee caught up with Vahan Salorian, the young composer behind Boys Of Paradise, to discover how he’s bringing opera to new audiences. Spoiler alert: there are twinks.

 
Is HIV Prevention Failing?

Is HIV Prevention Failing?

Let down by a now decimated HIV prevention budget, a record number of gay men were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. Chris Godfrey speaks to the National Aids Trust, GMFA and ACT UP London to find out how current HIV prevention strategies are failing and what is needed to curb the worrying increase in transmissions.