The Chemsex Monologues

The Chemsex Monologues

Where to start? In this case it is probably best to start with Patrick Cash, the writer.

 
Not Suitable For Work

Not Suitable For Work

In a city where queer spaces seem to be disappearing like the proverbial rabbits up the gaping property wizard’s sleeves, Not Suitable For Work was an experiment in bringing the LGBT community together through performance.
 
“Asking For It?”

“Asking For It?”

Why do we permit a culture of groping on the gay scene?

 
Arthole Launch - ‘Man’ by BJ Broekhuizen

Arthole Launch – ‘Man’ by BJ Broekhuizen

How far does your identity as a ‘man’ affect your body shape? That’s a pivotal cog whirring within muscular gay male artist BJ Broekhuizen’s new exhibition ‘Man’, unveiled last week as part of suave curator Morris Monroe’s ongoing Arthole project. Arthole seeks to showcase and promote the most exciting new queer art from around London, with monthly exhibitions splayed in vibrant iconography across the walls of East End bar/club/community vortex, the Dalston Superstore. 
 
The Victorian Stonewall Story

The Victorian Stonewall Story

The Hulme Fancy Dress Ball was the scandal of 1880s Britain. Here’s the story of the Victorian Stonewall, and our history.

 
The Truth We Hide

The Truth We Hide

I have a pretty hairy body, naturally. Not like Planet of the Apes-level but a fair amount of fine, dark hair from my Irish heritage grows across my chest, narrowing into a healthy ‘treasure trail’ down my navel. Between my pectorals the hair concentrates and grows in a particularly thick patch. 
 
Save Rubyyy Jones

Save Rubyyy Jones

Rubyyy Jones is a lady with a mission to tantalise and sexucate. Last week’s edition of the inimitable ‘Save Rubyyy Jones’ bursting queer cabaret burlesque show, had her audience salivating for more like donkeys lusting after a condom-clad carrot.
 
Elegy

Elegy

Elegy was hidden away in the Vaults’ furthest space, reached by climbing up creaking metal stairs and waltzing through an arts display of dripping lace and jewelled glitz. But inside the old, dust-filled rococo cinema space, converted into a faded glamour theatre, there were just four fluorescent strip lights shining and a lone chair. The strip lights were arranged into the shape of a box on the ground. 
 
As Mad As My Brothers

As Mad As My Brothers

What does being ‘mad’ mean in the gay community? 
 
Blue and yellow makes green

Blue and yellow makes green

Visibility and representation of black and minority ethnic men (BME) within the gay community is a key issue in a new report from Public Health England.