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HALFWAY II HEAVEN 21st BIRTHDAY

Halfway II Heaven always has a special place in our hearts, not just ‘cos we’ve spent many a ridiculously fun drunken night there, but because whenever we go, we always receive the warmest welcome imaginable… not just reserved for rancid old hacks like me, everyone gets the ‘welcome to the family’ treatment here.  This weekend the notoriously booze-lovin’ H2H massive...

MEN WITHOUT GENITALS

David McGillivray assesses the life of artist and writer Keith Vaughan, whose work offers invaluable insight into the way 20th century attitudes to homosexuality both stifled and inspired artistic endeavour... In many ways Keith Vaughan (1912-1977) appears to have been a typical, middle-class, British, gay man of his era. Repressed, insecure and tormented, he lived with his mum, loved the ballet...

Gay Chat Lines QX Gets The Low Down

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We've been listening to some of the messages left by the thousands of guys who use gay chat lines found at the back of magazines like qx. This is what he heard… There’s a 24-year-old skinhead who’s home alone. Then there’s Mark, 34, good-looking with blue eyes, who’s just come home after a night out.  Or what about Jake? He’s a good-looking...

CHRISTMAS CAMPERY

Santa’s sack is chock full of gay-themed revelry this festive season. Whether you’re gagging for an adult pantomime, some classical music, choral delights or anything else with a homoxual yuletide flavour, why don’t you ho, ho, ho’s check out this parcel full of loveliness…  • SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN POOFS: THE CLIMAX The Green Carnation, 4-5 Greek Street, Soho W1D 4DD 4th December...

PERFECT 10

G-A-Y Bar is celebrating ten years since it swung its doors open and shone a hot pink spotlight on Soho, bringing an unabashed slice of pure pop to the queer high street! Owner Jeremy Joseph recalls just a few of the highlights from the last decade…  Eurovision The funny thing about Eurovision is that it doesn’t matter how many Union Jacks...

BLACK IS BACK

The Hoist’s main man, Unkut Kurt, reveals all about this season’s must-have fetish colour: black, of course!  Give us an overview of what Hoist Black is all about… Hoist Black is all about the fetish and the hot men that enjoy dressing up in leather or rubber or both. It is the strictest dress code on the planet and that is...

BARELY-THERE NAUGHTY-WEAR

Guess what, boys - the poxy porn industry must be weeping in its grave! How cum? Well, way, way back in the dim, pre-hysterical past, punters, gay and straight – shot their loads with the skankiest, ass-wipe porn imaginable! How times have changed; in 2012, you can barely lust without high-end pleasure options screaming for your holes! Well, let’s thank...

2 MINUTES TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

This year on World AIDS Day, 1st December, G-A-Y and 56 Dean Street clinic are attempting to break last year’s World Record for the most number of HIV tests in a set time. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your status and how that knowledge could save your life. Plus, for every test carried...

WASHINGTON MONUMENTAL

Ahead of her gig at the Riverside Tavern in Kent this weekend, we sent Lee Dalloway to have a chinwag with Mis-Teeq’s former leading lady Sabrina Washington as she releases her new single ‘Hit it Hard’… LEE: It’s been a while since you released your first single ‘OMG’ (Criminally overlooked by the way). Were you upset that it wasn’t as...

THE VANGUARD

Xav Judd meets legendary gay rights activist Ted Brown… A quick amble through Soho or Manchester’s Canal Street today reveals an eclectic mix of gay bars and clubs. Yet, even only thirty years ago, or more before the legalisation of homosexuality in 1967, non-straight life in the UK was very different. Repression and intolerance were so widespread that we could...

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