Queer as Folk helped change the media’s perception of gay men. When it hit the screens in 1999 Parliament was debating equalising the age of consent. (Yes, it wasn’t that long ago that we were treated different to straight people in that regard.) This week, sixteen years later and after huge advances in gay rights, writer Russell T Davies returns to Channel 4 with Cucumber and Banana, two new dramas that pull tight focus on the modern lives of gay men in contemporary Britain. And once more they feature razor-sharp writing, brilliantly observed characters and devilish comedy…
Almost 1 in 8 gay and bisexual men in London are HIV positive.
The Curing Room
One of the hits to come out of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Curing Room is based on an allegedly true anecdote recalled in George Steiner’s The Death of Tragedy.
It’s Spring 1944 and seven Soviet soldiers have been locked in an abandoned cellar, stripped naked and left for dead.
David Hoyle – Illustration
David Hoyle is back
at the iconic RVT with Illustration, a new series of shows that promises a ‘portrait painted in blood and lip gloss of you
and how to overcome.’
These Blokes are Bastards
Bastards is the big new night that takes over Eagle London every month. Check it out this Saturday night when they go all Halloweeny on yo’ ass with a ‘Bloody Bastards’ theme – it had to happen. Cliff Joannou speaks to resident DJ and promoter Wes DB…
What do you look for in a man?
When you’re on the dancefloor amidst a swathe of flirtatious blokes or scrolling through the inventory of men listed on your preferred hook-up app, what do you look for in a man? Handsome face? Blue eyes? Glowing, youthful skin? Maybe a toned body, with abs too? Stylish clothes, and a sharply groomed hairstyle?
Let me re-phrase the title question: what do you look
for in a man?