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George and Dragon

2/11/18: The George and Dragon is the DEFINITION of a gay pub. Friday night we met up with a few friends for a couple...

Ku Bar

27/10/18: The circus was in town this weekend, darling. We’ve always loved the circus, you know. The acrobatics, the popcorn, sitting under a big top…...

The Cock Tavern

Halfway II Heaven

Proud Beer – KU Launch

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Baby Wars

09/11/18: Crikey! The Glory was nutty as always on Friday night, as Baby Lame and Grace Shush slap bang walloped their way up Kingsland Road...

Beyond – The 16th Birthday

10/11/18: “Omg, like literally, Saturday night was like, Beyond” squawked the skinny blonde girl standing next to us in line for our hangover Starbucks. But...

XXL Fetish

10/11/18: Oh, chile. The bears got real damn naughty, real damn quick on Saturday night. We were down to lick some big rubber boots. There’s...

XXL Bears, Cubs and Chubs

3/11/18: These guys know how to party. Saturday night they took things back to their curvy roots of bears, cubs and chubs with the...

Pop Horror

31/10/18: A Halloween party on ACTUAL HALLOWEEN, who’da thunk it! Pop Horror is a queer Halloweeny night that actually goes all year round, because why...

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Club News

Friday 16th November Too Funky: A Night of George Michael Breathe in that Freedom. Can you believe it’s been 20 whole years since the release of...

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Bits & Pieces

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of the Underwear Shoot

Oft. Hottie alert. Come behind the scenes of our underwear shoot. Goddamn, these boys are cute. We here at QX thought you'd enjoy getting up...

The QX Guide To Surviving Winter

It’s WINTER! Mariah Carey’s voice is waiting in the wings behind tinny speakers from Westfield to Wanstead, Lady Lloyd has started wearing actual clothes,...
Bar Staff

How To Not Be A Dick To Bar Staff

We’ve all been guilty of this at one time or another. When you’ve been stood there, for what seems like FIVE HOURS (probably around...

Stuff to do to make November less crap…

UGH. October was Halloween, December's going to be Christmas, but for now we're stuck in boring 'ol November. The most fun thing about this...

The Stereotypical Gay Male TV Characters That Shaped Us

To so many of us who were raised in the back woods of some rural county, in an age before the internet let you...

Drag & Cabaret

Thoughts & Overshares From Mrs Moore

The drag disaster talks bingo, booze and Jane Mcdonald There’s been enough hollow thoughts and prayers to last a lifetime, so we think it’s time to...

Drag Queen Bingo: a review

Many a Sunday afternoon has been seen in with binging on RuPaul’s Drag Race, surrounded by snacks on the sofa, nursing the biggest and...

Cabaret: Poppycock

Jason Reid chats to Poppycock about DRAG and INSPIRATION Smiley, happy dragling Poppycock is one of those characters that lights up a room and a...

Cabaret: Cookie Monstar

Jason Reid meets the crumbly queen herself! Cookie Monstar is the ray of sunshine the drag scene needs in 2018. This seasoned queen has performed...
Krampus

Preview: How To Catch A Krampus

Sink The Pink. Where to even start with these fab bitches. They’ve taken over the world a little bit. Usually, people taking over the...

Fashion & Grooming

The Underwear Special – Cybil, Sean and Darren model this season’s hottest brands!

Oh look, a gay magazine doing an underwear special *Miranda Priestley voice* groundbreaking. No but seriously though, sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with an underwear special!...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Men’s Fashion Trend: The Lumberjack

Tony Flynn on how you can shop the lumberjack look! Whether you’re a rugged regular at XXL, a finger-tapping SCRUFF woof’er or simply someone who...

Look Good Feel Gorgeous – Essential supplements for a gorgeous body and mind!

Tony Flynn runs through this season’s hottest trends! Essential Supplements: Feeling Good From the Inside Out The vast majority of us will get all the small...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Here are the top 5 men’s fashion retailers in...

Top 5 Men’s Fashion Retailers Online: Your go-to fashion fix Who wants to schlep bags from an overcrowded store when you could shop from the...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – A spotlight on Cliveden Spa

Working overtime, trying to squeeze in our social lives, a constant stream of notifications... It's no secret that huge numbers of us experience stress...

Health & Wellbeing

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...

HIV Testing Week

The Terrence Higgins Trust on this year’s most significant week for HIV prevention Like it or not, gay and bi men are one of the...

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...

LGBTQI & Community

QX Meets… Chappy

Chappy’s Head of Brand Sam Dumas on why we need to be kinder to each other online In an internet landscape of execrable vitriol and...

Witch in our midst: Meet the real witches on London’s queer scene!

Words by Dylan B Jones Think you’ve never met a witch? THINK AGAIN! They’re more prevalent than you might think. London’s full of ‘em! Thought that...

WATCH: Police use tear gas to protect pride parade

Pride is a protest. Often times the revolutionary aspect of our Pride celebrations is forgotten in its revelry and  commerce. For the queer people of...

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...

Music & Books

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...

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....

Parties & People

Preview: WE Pink

Clubbing leviathans WE Party celebrate their eighth birthday at one of London’s biggest venues Woooo! It’s WE Party time. Haven’t heard of WE Party? Well...

JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London

Hi everyone! Oh, it’s all go isn’t it... Time for an exhibition this week, as "Mavericks" by photographer Peter Ashworth officially launches on 16th November...

Preview: Beyond Joy

Clubbing leviathans Beyond celebrate sixteen years “Beyond Joy, is to celebrate their sixteenth birthday party. SIXTEEN YEARS of naked torsos, inexplicable glitter, and brain-bending neon...

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

I always want to go everywhere! Luckily, I get to tell you all about everything and everyone here. Have you noticed how many great...

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

I love hearing about how people create their vision...from the seed of an idea or that eureka moment, to eventual fruition and perhaps something...

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

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born…but like, is it actually good though?

Jack Cullen muses on Gaga’s already notorious smash hit cinema venture This past month, we put Netflix on pause and clobbered down the street to...

Preview: How To Catch A Krampus

Christmas just got creepy! Those deranged drag creatures from Sink The Pink are here with an evening of theatrical wonderment. This year they’re schooling the...

Review: Iris Prize Festival

We hotfooted it up to Cardiff for one of the biggest events on the LGBT cinema calendar It’s one of the biggest LGBT film festivals...

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...

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...

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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...

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The Underwear Special – Cybil, Sean and Darren model this season’s hottest brands!

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