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Halfway II Heaven

05/10/18: Over at Halfway they’ve really stepped it up from just being the place you stop by at on the way to the club. It’s...

Proud Beer – KU Launch

29/09/18: Pride season might be over but the folks over at Ku are proud all year round! They were celebrating the arrival of the super-yummy,...

Queer Schenke

The K Factor

George and Dragon

Freedom 10th Birthday

XXL Retrospective

06/10/18: These big bears usually only look behind them to see who’s doing the tush-pinching, but on Saturday it was a retros-bear-ctive. Taking you...

Circa: The Club

05/10/18: Every weekend it seems you have to make that familiar decision of staying classy, or going all out at ‘da club. Thankfully at the...

Homostash

05/10/18: The tips were twisted, and the upper-lip face furniture was combed to perfection. It was tash-tastic down at the Eagle on Friday, the place...

Orange

07/10/18: It’s officially Autumn, or ‘fall’ as those annoying Instagram accounts like to call it. I mean, shove your pumpkin spice latte up your arse,...

XXL 18th Birthday

29/09/18: It’s been eighteen years of XXL. Can you believe it!? It seems like only yesterday we were all excited to head down and try...

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Club News

Club News Friday 12th October Cheer Up Icons: Spice Up Your Night A few weeks ago they had Madonna and Kylie going head-to-head. Much like our great...

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Bits & Pieces

How to Get in On London’s Hot Bingo Scene

Are you ready for some bingo? While bingo may not be the first thing you think about when you’re deciding where to go for...

HOT ROUND UP – This month’s hottest insta-posts

Calling all instagram gays, form the twinky make-up kids to the daddy bears. We're so into the gram these days, especially those videos of...

Same-Sex mice have babies!

Researchers over in China say they've successfully bred healthy mice with two mothers using new gene editing technology they're trying out. Their aim was to research and try to understand...

Teacher arrested for classroom hookup with student he met on Grindr…

It's like a badly-produced 00's porno flick. Teacher meets student in classroom, they hook up, teacher gives student a pass so he won't be...

Why You Should Date A Daddy

The daddy craze is growing and you should join it! Here’s why. There comes a time in every man’s life when adult life gets to...

Drag & Cabaret

QX Meets… Callum McDonald

Gorgeous dancer Callum talks…well…gorgeous things. From Shaking It Off with Taylor Swift to shaking his tush on Strictly, Callum Macdonald is swiftly pirouetting himself to...

QX meets…Dorian Electra

America’s latest queer pop export is on more guestlists than you (and us). Words by Dylan B Jones Where do we even START with Dorian Electra....

Cabaret: Living Herr Best Life

Unlike Mariah, Jason Reid DOES know Herr! The last few months have certainly been eventful for the young drag artist - who some are predicting...

BYE BITCH! We chatted to Virginia Wright before she leaves London for good!

Virginia Wright is leaving us because she's a selfish cow. Leaving us in our HOUR OF NEED. Bloody immigrants, coming over here, hosting our...

QX Meets… Cosmic

The London drag sensation on glitz and glamour! Wisecracking cabaret artiste Cosmic is a musical theatre devotee who proudly flies the flag for bawdy traditional...

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Tony Flynn talks this season’s hottest brands Top 5 Men’s Fashion Retailers Online: Your go-to fashion fix Who wants to schlep bags from an overcrowded store...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Spotlight: The Cliveden Spa at Cliveden House Working overtime, trying to squeeze in our social lives, a constant stream of notifications... It's no secret...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Tony Flynn’s guide to this season’s fragrances! Best Men’s Aftershaves and Fragrances 2018: The QX Guide Lads, do you like to start each day with a...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous

Tony Flynn talks autumn wear Things You Should Invest in this Autumn The Autumn/Winter season is now in full swing (sigh). But it’s not all bad...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous.

Tony Flynn on the perfect Autumnal attire! QX Guide to Remaining Dapper in the Work Place Do you ever stand in front of your wardrobe on...

Health & Wellbeing

Third US man contracts HIV while on PrEP

In San Francisco, Doctors have diagnosed a man who was on PrEP with HIV. Coming as the third instance of a HIV diagnosis for a...

An Epidemic of Singledom in the Over 45

You may have been thirty, flirty and thriving, but now in your late forties you couldn’t get a guy to stick around. Over in...

Eating ass is causing an outbreak of STIs in gay men…

Shigella. Never heard of it? Well you should've. It's weirdly making a comeback in men who love a bit of rimming. It can be...

This heatwave could mean your penis is getting bigger…

We're all struggling in this heat. From sweaty backs to tube train infernos, it's almost impossible to pass the day without at least some...

Bottoms more likely to be little brothers, says science…

No, it's not one of those stepbrother scenario porn clips where big brother's girlfriend won't put out. According to a recent study, men prefer...

LGBTQI & Community

Gender Recognition Act

Shon Faye talks us through proposed reforms to the law, that could make life a lot easier for trans people So Shon, what do you...

Christian homeless shelter make bid to be able to ban trans women

Isn't always the way? Those who spend their time virtue signalling are usually morally corrupt on the down low. This is the story of an...

Dishoom are throwing a fundraising party to celebrate India’s legalisation of homosexuality

In some VERY LONDON news, effortlessly sought-after restaurant Dishoom have decided to throw a charity shindig - featuring DJs and free food - in...

QX meets…Charlie Craggs

Charlie Craggs is a triple threat. She’s savvy, she’s smart and she’s stunning. She’s a 21st century businesswoman, a streetwise London lass and a...

Meet Golf’s first EVER gay male Pro – the super cute Tadd Fujikawa

He first made history back in 2006 when he qualified as the youngest ever golfer to qualify for the US Open at 16 years old, now...

Music & Books

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...

It’s #BookLoversDay! Here are five books every gay man should read

Books, books, books. Us queers love them. It's strange how we've come into our own just as the book has fallen out of favour....

QX Meets… Ariana and the Rose

They're the glam, glitter pop sensation that are tearing up Brighton Pride this year. These New York natives are the perfect mix of cosmic power...

Parties & People

Orange Halloween Guide

Orange Nation have loads of SPOOKY STUFF planned for Halloween The only thing scarier than Halloween is a Halloween weekender without anywhere to head and...

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London!

I’m very keen on keeping up to date with all the annual social events going on in London. I mean we’ve had London Fashion...

QX meets…Dorian Electra

America’s latest queer pop export is on more guestlists than you (and us). Words by Dylan B Jones Where do we even START with Dorian Electra....

Waggle your tail-fins, The Little Mermaid is coming to The Clapham Grand!

The Two Brewers might be closed for a refurb, but fear not #ClaphamGays, This Saturday in Clapham Junction over at The Grand it’s their...

JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! Have you got a favorite place to go to, a fave thing to do or actually...

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...

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...
Alien Sex Club

Alien Sex Club at The Wellcome Collection – Review

Unsuspecting patrons of the Wellcome Gallery, Euston Square have been turning into a dark room, and have found themselves attending a debaucherous party that...

Stage & Screen

FILM REVIEW: Climax

Gaspar Noe’s latest work is a beguiling assault on the senses “Going nowhere fast, we’ve reached the climax/We’re together, now we’re undone”: the words of...

Maurice, Above the Stag – Review

After the popular success of Gindr the Opera, if this season at Above the Stag were to continue its momentum then their latest production...

Film Review – A Moment In The Reeds

By Ifan Llewelyn The relationship between father and gay son is one we’ve seen play out many a time in countless ways on stage and...

Travis Alabanza – The performance artist turning expectations of trans performers upside down

Words: Dylan B Jones Photos: Elise Rose Makeup: Umber Ghauri Styling: Mia Maxwell Direction: Vasilisa Forbes Travis Alabanza has made vivid waves on London’s arts and theatre scene over...

Free & Proud

The writer of new play free and proud talks cultural divides and the enduring important of LGBTQ theatre Free & Proud is the tale of...

Travel

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...

Pull on some lederhosen and get yerself to Germany!

Germany is THE hottest new gay travel destination. Well, it’s not exactly a NEW travel destination – gays have been going there for years....

Longer Read

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

QX meets…Dorian Electra

America’s latest queer pop export is on more guestlists than you (and us). Words by Dylan B Jones Where do we even START with Dorian Electra....

Drag Supper Club Is Going to Las Vegas, Featuring Yara Sofia and Coco Montrese

The drag scene is making waves again on the other side of the pond – this time, Las Vegas is in luck. The Drag...

The theme for next year’s Met Gala is…CAMP

The Met Gala is, basically a load of nonsense. Which is why we love it! It's a chance for celebrities to dress up, get...

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