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Let Us Eat Cake

9/1/19: WE LOVE THAT GODDAMN CAKE. We can’t think of an anything that has given us more joy than seeing comedy icon Matt Lucas...

Ku Bar

12/1/19: There’s something about a Saturday night at Ku that we just find irresistible. From cute topless barmen to a fun mixed crowd that are...

The Glory

Halfway To Heaven

Ku Bar

Comptons of Soho

XXL

12/01/19: MEN. XXL is all about the MEN. As we all know, they love MEN! And they were there in sweaty spadeloads on Saturday night,...

A:M

11/01/19: What we love most about A:M is the always eclectic crowd. Look at that beautiful lot! Different genders, ethnicities, sexualities and backgrounds all smashed...

Beyond

22/12/18: To infinity…AND BEYOND! That last weekend before Christmas is always absolutely mental in London, everyone goes all out before a week of wholesomeness...

Regulation Store – Soho Opening

20/12/18: Make way you saucy minxes of Soho, there’s a new purveyor of naughtiness in the neighbourhood. We hopped, skipped and jumped at the opportunity...

WE Party Gym

1/1/19: We felt there was only one way to cure our NYE hangover, and that was with a wild New Year’s Day. Sauntering down to...

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Club News

Friday 18th January BRÜT There’s nothing like a big brute to keep you warm during these winter months. But where do you go hunt them down?...

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Bits & Pieces

More than half of gay men have experienced workplace discrimination in the UK

According to figures released today by Chappy, more than half of the gay men that they surveyed said they have experienced some form of discrimination...

Naked in the locker room – the apprehension of changing in public

Do you feel comfortable changing in your gym's locker room? It's January, and if you're still sticking to your 'new year, new me' mentality, you'll...

Remembering Carol Channing – a true queer ally

Today the world mourns the loss of one of the biggest icons of Broadway. Her signature messy white bob and unique voice...

The wisdom of Sheffield’s finest sex worker

"A working girl has to be sexy, elegant, but also slutty, because a man loves a slut."

Men caught having threesome on the Northern Line

Three men were filmed having sex together on the London Underground in front of shocked tube passengers. The incident took place last...

Drag & Cabaret

Getting to know Tia Kofi

We chat to the London drag star about…well, drag. HAPPY NEW YEAR! To start us...

#JULIASAYS

At this time of year, it’s perhaps a time to get all reflective as we head into 2019. There’s more than a few highlights...

A Gloryous Christmas!

We meet some Christmas witches at acclaimed East London queer establishment, The Glory! The Glory fucking love Christmas. In fact, they love pretty much every...

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes | Drag through the Ages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFyjxjhVPp0 Oh, LORD! These ladies AREN'T here to play. A huge thanks to photographer Matt Spike, the queens Son of a Tutu, Holestar, Dave Lynn and...

Drag Through the Decades

We meet four queens who have had more gigs than you’ve had hot dinners! They are the drag queens who have paved the way for...

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Tony Flynn on January gym bag must-haves

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: Your Guide to the January Gym Bag Must-haves Yup, it’s that time of...

Look Good Feel Gorgeous – Christmas Looks

Tony Flynn on this year’s Christmas fash. Men’s Christmas Gift Guide: STOCKING FILLERS With 25th December looming, we thought we’d give you a final heads-up on...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Christmas Style Guide

Tony Flynn on how to dress this festive season Party Season: Style Guide With the party season fast approaching, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve...

QX Recommends: FETCH

Clapham’s hottest fetish store is gearing up for Christmas Nestled under an arch in glossy Clapham, Fetch is…a fetish shop! Did you know, fetish is...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Tony Flynn’s Christmas gift guide Christmas Gift Guide Here we go again, it’s Christmas! Gifting is always a minefield, especially with clothes - if you get...

Health & Wellbeing

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – New Year’s Eve Getaway

WHAT TO WEAR TO THE AIRPORT? THE DO’S & DON’TS TO SAVE TIME & TRAVEL COMFORTABLY Going on holiday is supposed to be the most relaxing...

Look Good Feel Gorgeous – The Hangover Cure

How to own your New Year’s Day hangover No-one wants to wake up on the first day of the year feeling like death. But let’s...

LGBT PLUS

The London mental health service for LGBT People As a therapist working in London with LGBT people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, I hear...

World AIDS Day

We hear from a range of experts, activists and significant figures in the fight against HIV. Editor's Letter  Dylan B Jones This World AIDS Day here at...

What does HIV Testing Week mean in 2018?

We hear from HIV care nurse Mike Spall-Hancy Despite the struggle against increasing government cuts to services, London’s sexual health clinics still provide some of...

LGBTQI & Community

OPINION: The gay scene has a groping problem

Ifan Llewelyn on an unpleasant issue that still pervades the scene There’s a pressing issue that us advocates of queer nightlife need to do more...

QX Meets… Casey Gerald

As we slide headfirst into 2019 on a slick of oily political chaos, the world needs people like Casey Gerald. His life’s...

Meet the BritBears!

BritBears are a a burgeoning organisation who aim to bring bears together! That can only be a good thing, right? We got one of their...

Birmingham’s gay scene is under threat

Birmingham has one of the most colourful and thriving LGBT scenes in the UK, with an impressive and burgeoning yearly Pride festival, an established...

Meet the founder of Cabaret Vs Cancer

Healing with love and sequins We love an extravaganza, especially one that promises a superlative line-up of cabaret talent and is for a cause that’s...

Music & Books

QX Meets… Cub Sport newlyweds Tim and Sam

Not your typical boy meets boy story. While working on their second album, frontman Tim Nelson felt a growing affection towards bandmate Sam Netterfield,...

QX Meets… emerging queer pop artist Aaron Porter

Having toiled away inconspicuously on his music, Porter finally releases his debut single ‘BOY’, which was met with instant praise online. QX caught up...

QX Meets… Toby Corton & His Band By Chance

This singer-songwriter blends strands of Soul, Jazz and R’n’B with a British sense of languid ennui. Having beguiled the Pride crowd from the Trafalgar...

QX Meets… Bright Light Bright Light

From a little welsh town to touring with Sir Elton John, Rod Thomas has made quite the splash as Bright Light Bright Light. We...

Top Five moments from Madonna’s Met Gala Performance…

We are not worthy of the pure light that is Madonna. She had her diamond jubilee of living yesterday, but as a queen she...

Parties & People

JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! Interestingly, we start the New Year...

Beyond Xmas Special Edition

Twelve hours of partying! Can ANYONE name a Christmas song more dull than The Twelve Days of Christmas? We sure as hell can’t, and we’re...

XXL Festive Schedule

The bear boys down at XXL have plenty planned this season Bears love a Christmas club night! Almost as much as they love a Christmas...

JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings of the princess of East London! If you’re like me and are spending the ho ho ho season in London, you know...

Festive Season at Eagle London

The Eagle’s swooping in to save your Christmas! When it comes to rogue nights of leaving your inhibitions at the door, The Eagle always has...

Politics & History

Trump cuts almost $6m from HIV/AIDS program

In an attempt to cover the cost of children who were left without their parents under Trump's administration, money will be cut from funding of HIV/AIDS...

India legalizes homosexuality, in a landmark ruling for an estimated one fifth of the...

In a landmark ruling for LGB+ people in India, the Supreme court has overturned a ban on consensual same-sex relations. The ban on same-sex intercourse...

Blood Diamond Diana – We caught up with the artist behind the art

If you’ve scrolled down your Twitter feed this week, you can’t have missed a portrait of Princess Diana which made quite the splash. Using...

Twinks4Trump founder dropped as White House correspondent

Lucian Wintrich, a founder of the Twinks4Trump group, as been dropped as a press correspondent in the White House after links to white nationalists...

Anti-Trans ‘Pussy Church’ given Tax Exempt status

TREF is the word. The controversy of the Pride in London Parade last month in which a crowd of anti-trans demonstrators were given the go-ahead...

Stage & Screen

Review: Pinter 6 at The Harold Pinter Theatre

Celia Imrie dazzles in this new imagining of Pinter’s short works Pinter’s shortest works are...

Review: ‘1985 truly brings home the tragic quintessence of the AIDS crisis’

There is a delicate balance to the ecosystem of a family Christmas, with the pressure of upholding the veneer of a Norman Rockwell festive...

Best Festive TV Moments

Our list of our fave festive TV moments – and don’t like, tweet us or anything saying we’ve missed YOUR favourite one, it’s not...

QX Preview: Above The Stag’s Christmas Schedj

The UK’s only gay theatre has plenty going on over the festive period! Look at us, all trendy, using abbreviations. SCHEDJ! That’s short for schedule....

Review – ‘Postcards From London is a visually stunning, if slightly disjointed reflection on...

We review the arty new piece from Steve McLean Walking down Old Compton Street for the first time has any young man’s heart racing, with...

Travel

Freddie Mercury: Inspired by Munich, Germany – A city that can really rock you.

WIN ! : You could soon be strolling through a fabulous LGBT Christmas Market in Germany. German National Tourist Office invites you to get...

How To Survive A Family Holiday

The sun’s out, Alexa Chung’s ditched her trenchoat in favour of a quirky sheer playsuit, and it’s getting worryingly close to FAMILY HOLIDAY TIME. That...
Vegas

Six awesome Vegas gay bars you have to see!

Las Vegas! The city that rose from the Nevada desert in a towering burst of flickering neon, glittering casinos and self-consciously glamorous hotels. Over the...

Nude Resorts – The Best In No-Clothing Relaxation and Light-Packing Travel

If you really want to inject excitement into your relationship or push the boundaries, clothing optional leisure resorts are the way to go. You...

A Queer Guide To Las Vegas

A Brief History of Las Vegas and The Fruit Loop Since the official incorporation of the city back in 1911, Las Vegas has undergone a...

Longer Read

QX Meets… queer Asian dancer Mavin Khoo

Recognised internationally as a dance artist who's breathing new life into traditional Indian dance, as well as breaking new ground with his contemporary work,...
Radical drag queens

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...

Unsung Gay Heroes in History

THE IMITATION GAME is a biopic of cryptologist Alan Turing and his heroic war-time efforts at Bletchley Park who is only now being given...
gay and muslim

Growing Up Gay and Muslim

Ardent followers of Islam often harbour negative attitudes towards homosexuality. In most of the Muslim-majority world homosexual activity is illegal, carrying the death penalty...

Popular Features

Remembering Carol Channing – a true queer ally

Today the world mourns the loss of one of the biggest icons of Broadway. Her signature messy white bob and unique voice...

More than half of gay men have experienced workplace discrimination in the UK

According to figures released today by Chappy, more than half of the gay men that they surveyed said they have experienced some form of discrimination...

Men caught having threesome on the Northern Line

Three men were filmed having sex together on the London Underground in front of shocked tube passengers. The incident took place last...

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