As well as being the ultimate guide to gay London with our pages and pages of club and bar coverage, QX also features a huge variety of features, from political and social issues facing the gay community today to our hugely popular series of queer history specials. Of course, we have lots of lighthearted editorial, too, such as interviews with scene personalities, celebrities and pop stars.

The Boys Upstairs

The Boys Upstairs

2014 was the year that the Above The Stag theatre established itself as London’s most out and proud space for gay theatre. It delivered true diversity of performance, ranging from productions that delved into the more serious shades of gay identity to the lighter end of the spectrum, throwing a bright rainbow spotlight on the comedy many of us relish in life. Their latest production sits joyfully into that latter category, and presents the perfect antidote to dull dry (and cold!) January. 

 
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? 

 
Wig Brother

Wig Brother

Have you been hooked on the current series of Celebrity Big Brother as much as we have? I mean, it’s total car crash telly but addictive viewing. We were having a natter about it in QX Towers and started pondering who from the scene we’d love to see in a special drag version of the show? What mix of cabaret queens would make it compelling viewing? So, ahead of G-A-Y’s Big Brother spesh this weekend featuring its very own customers fighting for a £1000 prize, and in the throes of the most controversial CBB ever, Jason Reid compiled his list of dream drag housemates....

 
Sex, Love & Equality: Issues All Generations Face

Sex, Love & Equality: Issues All Generations Face

The Circle is a hybrid drama/documentary about a 1950s society of gay men in Zurich, the most openly tolerant city in Europe at the time. The film centres on school teacher Ernst Ostertag and cabaret singer Robi Rapp, who began their romance half a century ago, and were finally able to legally marry nearly 50 years later in 2003. They’re played by young actors Matthias Hungerbuhler and Sven Schelker in the film’s dramatic scenes, but it’s the segments that centre on the real Ernst and Robi that give the film its soulful kick. Writer-director Stefan Haupt’s film won both the prestigious Teddy Bear and Audience Award at last year’s Berlin Film Festival. 

 
Charli QX

Charli QX

Ahead of her debut gig at London’s palace of pop, G-A-Y @ Heaven this weekend, Dom Top caught up with the current Angel of Pop, Charli XCX, for a chat about strippers, Sucker and breaking all the rules…

 
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...

 
Band of Scold!

Band of Scold!

We love a bit of Myra DuBois here at QX Towers, probably because we’re a bunch of sarcastic bitches and she reminds us of that one mad aunt with the questionable political views, and guess what, readers? She’s back with a one off ‘extravaganza’ at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, with a live band and everything! Dead fancy! We sent Jason Reid off for a chat with her ladyship this week...