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Another Kind of Life – Jonny Woo finds queer significance in the Barbican’s startling and powerful new photography exhibition.

Another Kind of Life
Words by Jonny Woo As queer people, whether we identify as an LGBT or any other of the letters that make up our collective acronym, we often see ourselves as outsiders. Generations having lived through harsh legal discriminations; our own society’s attitude often slow to catch up with political advances; HIV stigmatized and those living with it feeling marginalized; transgender communities,...

GALA Festival touches down in Peckham this weekend with Horse Meat Disco, Honey Dijon and more

HRRRNK! Day festival klaxon! We love a day festival. It's like any other festival, but without the waking up freezing in a damp tent the next day. You can just get yourself some drunken chicken nuggets and hop on the train home, woohoo!  Now in its third year, GALA Festival is an effortlessly cool affair which mellifluously melds promising up-and-coming...

Opening date confirmed for London’s newest LGBTQ venue

London's newest gay venue, CIRCA: The Club is throwing its two-day opening party on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June. It will then open every Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 4am.  The 700 capacity nightclub is at the site of Hungerford House, right next door to Embankment Station.   Owner and founder of CIRCA Alan Winter said; “After working on the London...

Cabaret – Getting to know Chiya

Jason Reid meets rising drag king talent, Chiya! This week the cabaret spotlight falls on a rising drag king talent, Chiyo, who is part of The KOC (Kings of Colour) Initiative and is currently tearing it up in Not Another Drag Competition at Her Upstairs...  How did you discover drag? Through sex work - camming, specifically. I was watching RuPaul’s Drag Race...

Manchester Pride is Already Getting in Full Fab Swing!

Circus performers, a Big Top and Nadine Coyle Last week, our friends in the north caught the Pendolino down to London and showcased Manchester Pride’s circus theme in Trafalgar Square! Early on a Thursday morning, a lively group of acrobats, stilt walkers and contortionists confounded commuters and tourists to give a taste of what to expect over the two-day event. When...

Athena’s Wedding Royale Rules

Ahead of their Royal Wedding celebrations this Saturday, the Athena boys gives us their eight royal wedding rules! If like Theresa May, your invitation to the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was seemingly misplaced, do not fret! Cult 80s-indebted club night Athena are putting on an alternative day-into-night-into slurring early morning party for you, paying tribute to the...

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

Fancy an evening where the stage is set within a restaurant? Then catch A Man To Pet as they host a night of performance and music in the swishy surround of Hoi Polloi, 100 Shoreditch High Street on Friday 18th from 8pm till 1pm. I’ll be joining this conceptual dining experience DJing and making a cameo appearance with a...

Bear Pride Weekend 2018

We get the lowdown on one of the biggest, beariest parties of the year! Buckle in babes because this is the biggest weekend in the bear calendar! Taking place in several venues all over London, Bear Pride is a four-day bear bender of booze, beats and back hair, with thousands of hirsute hunks descending on the capital for YET ANOTHER...

There’s an alien sex drag mushroom party happening in Hackney tomorrow night…

SADDLE UP KIDS, this one's gonna be a corker! A rip-roaring, wig-tearing, leopardprint-spattered night from full time concept and part time astrologer, CASSANDRA! She's hootfooting it over to Hackney tomorrow night, and bringing with her a maelstrom of manifestation, Madonna and mushrooms! Think you've seen it all? Well you HAVEN'T. You'll be shocked, you'll be entertained, you'll probably get wet...

QX Preview: Beyond Taboo – 7 Deadly Sins

Beyond goes Met Gala for their next Bank Holiday blowout! In the eternal words of Madonna on her seminal hit ‘4 Minutes feat. Justin Timberlake, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” We think she thought up that lyric while purchasing an egg and cress sandwich from Vauxhall Sainsburys. This upcoming bank holiday (yep there’s another one at the...

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