How To Pull A DJ

How To Pull A DJ

Dylan Jones’ guide to getting it in with the city’s most dashing disc jockeys.

 
I Am Anonymous

I Am Anonymous

‘Anonymous’ is a 20 something drag artist currently working on the London scene who was diagnosed HIV+ in 2011. They have chosen not to disclose their identity for this article because they feel it’s the not the right time for them to do so, on both a personal and professional level. However, they agreed to answer our questions posed by Jason Reid...

 
Reid about living with HIV

Reid about living with HIV

As a reader, you won’t know him as well as the many DJs and drags that are featured in these pages every week, but QX writer Jason Reid is a very familiar face on London’s queer cabaret scene.

 
Let’s Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs – World AIDS Day

Let’s Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs – World AIDS Day

‘Let’s Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs’ hosts a World AIDS Day special, including a gay scene ‘Older & Younger Discussion of HIV’. Patrick Cash writes on what the event is about. 
 
Honestly Lush

Honestly Lush

Almost 1 in 8 gay and bisexual men in London are HIV positive.

 
The Second Silence: What’s Not Being Spoken

The Second Silence: What’s Not Being Spoken

There is a ‘Second Silence’ amongst gay men, and it revolves around HIV and AIDS. By Patrick Cash

 
Bareback Sex, Slamming And The Chill Outs Where There Are No Holes Barred

Bareback Sex, Slamming And The Chill Outs Where There Are No Holes Barred

Alex Palumbo recounts the dark side of drug taking… With the vast majority of nightclubs feeling enough external pressure to raise the standard and intrusive nature of their searches, it’s hard not to feel like you’re perhaps being given an enema to flush out your class A’s. Obviously by the time everything’s been taken off you, your drive to go in needs a Viagra or two.
 
Slamming Adverts and Slam Packs: The Burrell Street Clinic

Slamming Adverts and Slam Packs: The Burrell Street Clinic

There is a current advertising campaign from Burrell Street Clinic for Sexual Health in the pages of this magazine, proclaiming ‘SLAM SAFELY’. Slamming is slang for the injection of drugs - like mephedrone or crystal meth - straight into the bloodstream. Is such a bold campaign right to tackle controversial behaviour in such a direct way, or is it potentially condoning, or even normalizing, the act of injecting drugs? QX speaks to Robert Palmer, Lead Advisor and Specialist Psychotherapist at Burrell Street, to find out why the clinic has decided to adopt this strategy... 

 
Manbar vs Westminster

Manbar vs Westminster

Westminster Council has been the subject of various informal complaints from gay Soho businesses on social media in recent years, regarding their enforcement of bureaucracy that has been described as bordering on harassment.

 
Vans The Man

Vans The Man

This month club DJ and technical producer Simon Le Vans will celebrate 21 years as a resident of Sundays at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. As the longest running weekly resident DJ ever at the historic South London club and cabaret venue, Debbieanne O’Donovan caught up with him to talk about his legacy and his upcoming anniversary party on the 16th March…