UK Black Pride 2015

UK Black Pride 2015

Dylan Jones soaked up the vibes at London Pride’s sizzling Sunday party for the BME LGBT community.

 
Gods & Monsters at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

Gods & Monsters at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

Celibate superstar Virgin Xtravaganzah brought a sparkling, scintillating, stressfully salubrious show to the super-edgy East London venue with her Gods & Monsters show last week.

 
Pride Survival Guide 2015

Pride Survival Guide 2015

This year’s Pride Survival Guide is brought to you QX’s very own vegetarian, half-American, Libertarian boy Friday, Dylan Jones.  

 
Once More With Pride: LGSM March Again

Once More With Pride: LGSM March Again

Without last year’s critically acclaimed movie ‘Pride’ the story of LGSM would likely have been lost forever in the annals of queer history. Now, after a 30-year hiatus, the group have reformed and will hoist their banners once again as they march through the streets of London. Chris Godfrey talks activism, Pride and LGBT rights with members of LGSM and the mining community they strove to help.

 
DOM TOP’S PRE-PRIDE PREPARATORY GUIDE TO AWFUL SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

DOM TOP’S PRE-PRIDE PREPARATORY GUIDE TO AWFUL SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

Every year it’s the same. Winter is awful. Spring is awful and wet and cold but everyone is really surprised, despite it being like that EVERY YEAR. Summer eventually rolls around and after weeks of white skies and middling temperatures, it finally starts to pick up a few days of warmth. Everyone heads to Topman for luridly coloured hot pants, drinks cider in Soho Square and next thing you know, it’s Pride again.
 
UK Black Pride 2015

UK Black Pride 2015

UK Black Pride will be celebrating its tenth festival this year. Chris Godfrey speaks with the carnival’s director, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, about why it’s still such an important event in the LGBT calendar.
 
Mother Black Cap’s Revenge

Mother Black Cap’s Revenge

Squatters reopened Camden’s beloved Black Cap last Saturday, bringing one last eclectic night of performances to its historic stage. Dubbed as unofficial, unsanctioned and unapproved, Chris Godfrey spoke with the event’s organisers and carousers.
 
Does the Gay Community Fetishize Black Men?

Does the Gay Community Fetishize Black Men?

Dylan Jones speaks with East London scenester Ola Awosika and drag performer Cairo to explore sexual attitudes towards black men on the London gay scene. 
 
The Exclusion Zone: How Cyberspace  Has Made Us Callous

The Exclusion Zone: How Cyberspace Has Made Us Callous

If you downloaded a job application form which said ‘no blacks or Asians’ you’d no doubt be a bit taken aback, whatever your ethnicity. And if you were one of the ostracised minorities, you’d probably want to report the offender to the appropriate authorities. But you only need to take a casual glance through the plethora of hook-up apps and dating sites to see these exclusionary terms bandied about like confetti.
 
Asylum in the Scene

Asylum in the Scene

Gay venues have long been hailed as safe spaces for the community - and rightly so. But not everyone is benefitting from the sanctuary they offer. Chris Godfrey speaks to LGBT asylum seekers about their positive and negative experiences in the capital’s gay bars.