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Freedom

02/05/18: One of our faves Crystal Lubrikunt stormed downstairs into the Freedom disco-cellar last week for Lip Sync For Your Life! In about 44 hues...

Ku Bar

05/05/18: Gawd, it felt like we were on holiday when we went to Ku Bar last Saturday, probably something to do with all the tanned...

City of Quebec

Halfway 2 Heaven

Compton’s of Soho

The Yard

BRÜT

04/05/18: The Bank Holiday weekend got off to a respectable start on Friday. Well, as respectable as BRÜT can ever be, which as far as...

Tanga

06/05/18: Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, we are HERE for these sorts of nights, ones overflowing with all sorts of kitschy nonsense! Spanish party Tanga...

R & She

06/05/18: Our fave R & She boys QBoy, Neil and David threw a BANGER of a party at Heaven on Sunday to celebrate six years...

Gold Diggers

05/05/18: It’s a shame that Gold Diggers only takes place once a year, because it’s always majorly majeure! Earlier this May, it managed to celebrate...

XXL Fetish

12/05/18: We’re going to a bear club and we going to catch a big one! Actually, we caught a few on camera last Saturday at...

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Listings

What’s Hot This Week In Gay London

What's hot this week in gay London, you ask? Well, below we list the best gay club events and hottest gay bars to visit...

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Bits & Pieces

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...

The QX Friday Playlist – BANGERS PART II

Did we already do a bangers playlist? POSSIBLY. Do we care that we've run out of ideas and we're doing another one? NO! There's nothing...

2018 – The Year Pop Music Peaked

Dylan Jones charts the peaks, pitfalls and Pitbulls of music's weirdest decade, from 2010 to now.  The teenies or "The twenty-tens" as we're apparently supposed...
Kim Petras

Kim Petras is living her Disney Princess fantasy in ‘Heart To Break’

Our favourite pop star Kim Petras has had a fab few months. She’s been on stage with Charli XCX, she’s clocked up millions of...

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...

Drag & Cabaret

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...

Pride’s Got Winners!

Words by Jason Reid The competition with a huge heart, that’s Pride’s Got Talent! Hosted by Michael Twaits and orchestrated by Ian Massa-Harris and his...

Cabaret – The Queen Of Marble Arch

We meet the queens performing at the rejuvenated City of Quebec The City of Quebec is back! You may be surprised to read that because...

QX meets…Sonia

The Liverpool legend talks Eurovision, having hits and THAT French & Saunders sketch She’s got the hits! She’s got the gays! She’s got the hair!...

Put Your Best Fruit Forward!

Jason Reid meets cabaret’s juiciest new star, Fruit! Conceived at Micheal Twaits’ Art of Drag course, Fruit is the creation of Stevie Doherty. They’ve been...

Fashion & Grooming

Bang London Supersale at Superstore!

Notorious fashion label Bang London are holding their first ever sample sale this Sunday at Dalston Superstore. Their heavily embellished outfits have been showcased...

Libidex’s BIG Winter Sale

Squeak into 2018 with a sexy new latex garment in your wardrobe You’ve heard of Libidex before! They’re a fetish brand with a lust for...

Introducing Clapham’s Latest Gay Destination…Fetch!

The glitzy new gay superstore meeting all your fashion, fetish and fun needs! There’s a brand new gay men’s fashion store coming to Clapham! Patsy...

QX London Men’s FASHUN Week Roundup

It seems like there’s a fashion week about once a month in London, and this month kicked off with London Collections Men, or MEN’S...
meo

All we want for Christmas is MEO

Meo is a German company who specialise in wonderfully inventive, fun, and occasionally daunting fetish products and sex toys! Trade in sex products is...

Health & Wellbeing

HIV is just a part of me…

Helping HIV positive men look after their health and live as fulfilling a life as possible Most HIV awareness campaigns focus on prevention, which is...

Let’s talk about PrEP baby – We hear from a range of experts on...

The advantages and scientific validity of PrEP as an HIV prevention drug have been proven in numerous studies over the last few years. Recently,...

EDITOR’S LETTER: The PrEP Issue

This week, we’re putting a spotlight on the HIV prevention drug, PrEP. We don’t intend to preach, or intimidate, or instruct – merely to...
sexual abuse

It’s tough to talk about sexual abuse! – We hear from LGBT therapist Stephen...

This year, we've seen more headlines about sexual abuse, assault, harassment or rape than ever before. As a therapist working with gay men, I...

Get tested this HIV testing week!

The lovely people at THT talk us through the importance of knowing your status. This year’s National HIV Testing Week comes at the end of...

LGBTQI & Community

Another Kind of Life

Another Kind of Life – Jonny Woo finds queer significance in the Barbican’s startling...

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,...

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...

Dalston acid incident misreported as homophobic attack

It has been reported by some news outlets that a homophobic acid attack occurred outside Dalston Superstore in the early hours of Sunday morning....

The Vault captures the friendly, chill vibes of European sex bars

Something we love about continental Europe, is that they love a cruise bar! From Berlin to Bilbao, Lyon to Lisbon, Europe's urban gay men...

We Are Still The Black Cap

We caught up with the group still campaigning to reopen the Black Cap Last week marked three years since The Black Cap closed its doors...

Music & Books

The QX Weekly Playlist - SUMMER BANGERS

The QX Weekly Playlist – SUMMER BANGERS

The QX Weekly Playlist - SUMMER BANGERS Because it's summer now, apparently! The sun's out, people are already collapsing into coleslaw on Hampstead Heath, and hitting...

Juno Dawson: We Talk Books and Boys with Brighton’s Teen Fiction Queen!

It’s a bright, crisp January day in Brighton. Arcade machines ping and tinkle and seagulls screech in the white winter sunshine. A young woman...

Our Fave London Music Videos!

Amidst all the QX office pandemonium for Kylie’s new single, one thing in particular caught our eyes. We recognise that tinselly backdrop and glittery...

We met Damian Barr in an alley in Soho and talked homophobia, his new...

It’s a Friday afternoon in Soho, and we’re in a cobbled alleyway with writer Damian Barr. It’s dusk, and on nearby Denmark Street, neon...

Hannah Jane Lewis – We meet the UK’s most promising new pop act!

It’s a blustery September morning, and we’re having a coffee and a gossip in a chic West London café with Hannah Jane Lewis. Dressed...

Parties & People

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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,...

Politics & History

How the Tories’ Digital Economy Act will Restrict your Access to Online Porn

New draconian content laws to rock the adult industries You may be wondering what has happened to the adult classifieds on QXmagazine.com. Well, it’s...

Sadiq Khan

A pride message from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is, quite possibly, the best mayor London has ever had. He’s passionate, real and genuine....

Vintage Cocks In Frocks! – Sasha Selavie on the intriguing tale of the birth...

  When did drag first begin as public performance art? Arguably, in London 1870, when two very blatant drag queens were arrested in a West...
smoking ban

10 years Since the Smoking Ban – has it changed things?

10 Years Since The Smoking Ban – Joe Holyoake speaks to scene stalwarts about how it’s changed things Well, nearly 10 years. Smoking was banned...

Editor’s Letter – We must fight to keep Chechnya in the public eye

Despite its reputation for stiff-upper-lip haughtiness and uncaring cynicism, something that London actually does do very well, is solidarity. Granted, that’s not always been...

Stage & Screen

Netflix announces Tales of the City revival with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis

Endlessly savvy internet TV giants Netflix have just announced that they're beginning production on a ten-part Tales of the City revival, set for release...

Chicago at The Phoenix Theatre

The sparkling new West End production is faithful to the original. A little too faithful perhaps. After little under six years away from the capital’s...

REVIEW: Vincent River at Park Theatre

RATING: ***** Since its premiere at The Hampstead Theatre in 2001, Philip Ridley’s Vincent River has stunned and inspired. Now, it’s back for an all-too-brief...
Sex/Crime

Sex/Crime: The shocking new gay thriller coming to The Glory

We’re in the beer battered bowels of The Glory. It’s their dance basement, which they open up for the purposes of queer club parties,...
Fuck 18

Fuck 18 – Catch a tawdry, time-travelling jaunt in Walthamstow this weekend!

Fuck 18 is the latest show from Bread and Butter Productions coming to The CentrE17 this Saturday. The ungoogle-able play follows two interweaving stories...

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...

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#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...
Another Kind of Life

Another Kind of Life – Jonny Woo finds queer significance in the Barbican’s startling...

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,...

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...

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