Lenard Pink: Merry Monarch and Dirty Trollops
I’ve always thought the people on guided gallery tours look intensely bored, and thus cementing how I felt about history at school: YAWN!
It’s Valentines weekend. Yay. Oh, whatever. What a load of shit. If you’re anything like us, your Valentines weekend will consist of Netflix, EricVideos and eating a Terry’s chocolate like an apple. But there is hope; ursine party people XXL are putting together a little cabaret show for you before their V-Day dance spectacular. It’s got that Dr Woof and Myra Dubois in it. They’re dead good they are. We had a quick chat with them to find out what to expect from them come Saturday.
Head over Heels
By now you’ve probably heard of Paolo, the adorable Italian pixie with a million-dollar smile and predilection for donning skyscraper heels on Channel 4’s “First Dates”. Poor Paolo had the bad luck to be set up with a rather close-minded young man who didn’t appreciate how “Paolobolous” he is. Fortunately, the rest of us did! We caught up with our newest TV crush to find out a bit about him, his heels and when we can see him again.
First Dates & Playing It Straight
Gay dating apps are inundated with “MASC4MASC” dude-bros screaming “no fats, no femmes, no blacks, no Asians’’. Except it’s more an Eric Video’s guttural growl rather than a scream, cuz y’know, that would be way too femme, and heaven forbid a man should display any femininity. Which leads me nicely to self-proclaimed reality TV ‘personality’ Daniel May, whose comments about ‘camp’ men have seen him rightfully critiqued on social media.
The Light Lounge
The Light Lounge is Leicester Square’s newest cocktail lounge, brought to you by the team behind Ku Bar (so you already know it’s got pedigree). It’s a gorgeous first floor boutique bar, bathed in natural light throughout the early evening, the perfect place to take a first date or stop in for post-theatre drinks. As the sun sets, atmospheric lighting changes to set the mood for the rest of your evening, whether you’re enjoying cocktails or something from their varied premium champagne and wine list.
17 Things You Need To Know About Bar Wotever!
Bar Wotever is the weekly Tuesday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern that has now firmly established itself as London’s premier queer event and space. For all you Wotever virgins out there, this week Jason Reid offers up 17 things you need to know about Bar Wotever...
Firebrands in Frocks: The Radical Drag Queens of The Gay Liberation Front
On July 1st 1972, over 700 LGBT demonstrators made history by marching through London for the first official Pride carnival. It was the largest public display of its kind to date, but it certainly wasn’t the first. Chris Godfrey spoke with the radical drag queens who took to the streets of London just days before, in a daring display of defiance and decadence.
5 Guys Chillin’
5 Guys Chillin’ reminded me of the faded glamour of a Stockwell flat at 7am on a Tuesday, without the glamour and more of an unabashed frankness. I think the best word to describe this play is explicit.