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    Mermaids Fundraiser: Comedy Soup, every 2nd Tuesday, John The Unicorn.

    Comedy Soup is the second Tuesday of every month, and it's a fundraiser for Mermaids. Enjoy a steaming hot bowl of comedy goodness! Every...

    NamaSleigh at Village Soho, 1 December. THT Fundraiser.

    Duniya Dhoom and Artemis Prime present a Christmas show, NamaSleigh, with a twist as they merge South Asian and Christmas-themed festivities. Expect live singing...

    LGBTQ+ Gay Cabaret

    “One has had to step one’s moggy up”. Glitzy Von Jagger on playing in Fairytale...

    Glitzy Von Jagger writes about playing in Fairytale on Church Street at The Cockpit Theatre, from 8 December to 30 December.  I am beyond thrilled...

    “I had to learn to read, write and walk unaided again”. Jason Reid on...

    World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have lost their lives...

    QX chats with Charity Kase and Anubis ahead of their Nightmares Before Christmas Tour.

    Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Charity Kase and Anubis are taking to the stage across the nation this Yuletide, and QX spoke to...

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    Chloé Caillet’s new LGBTQ+ party SMIILE at Colour Factory, 10 November.

    Chloé Caillet's LGBTQ+ party, SMIILE, is presented in collaboration with fabric and brings Cormac, ISAbella, FAFF and Shay Malt to Colour Factory on Friday,...

    Queers Without Beers is a monthly social event that offers an alternative.

    Bars and clubs are a vital part of London's scene and create great social spaces for people to meet, make new friends and have...

    Welcome to the Circa (Throwback) Drag Brunch, 30 September.

    Circa Embankment presents the Circa (Throwback) Drag Brunch on 30 September, 2 pm - 7 pm. Enjoy Saturday afternoon brunch with some of London's best...

    SweatBox Sauna now open after essential maintenance work.⁠

    SweatBox sauna in Soho is now OPEN! Your favourite sauna is now open 24/7. The venue thanks everybody for their patience. SweatBox will be CLOSED...
    Queer Halloween parties in London

    Queer Halloween Parties in London – QX lists some of the best!

    Halloween is the Queer Christmas, where we get to stay in London with our chosen family. A queer Halloween party in London has all...

    Carpe Noctem Presents Open Decks at Village 512, 15 Oct.

    Village 512 is a local queer bar and club, and Carpe Nortem Presents are having an Open Decks night on Sunday, 15 October. Entry...
    Queer comedy Club on Foot.TV

    Live At The Queer Comedy Club premieres on Froot.TV 1 December.

    Froot.tv is hurtling towards the festive season, but before all of the festivities, they're bringing a slate of new content to keep you entertained...

    “We tried, but it is a losing battle.” Jeremy Joseph announces the closure of...

    "We tried, but it is a losing battle." Jeremy Joseph announces the closure of G-A-Y Late on X, formerly Twitter. Jeremy Joseph expresses his sadness...

    Win a new Samsung cordless vacuum cleaner and a visit from The Clean Qweens.

    I Want To Break Free by Queen has been voted the best tune to clean to. The famous power ballad from 1984 has claimed...

    A message from Positive East on World AIDS Day.

    A message from Positive East on World AIDS Day. This World AIDS Day, we celebrate the theme ‘Let Communities Lead’ and all that we have...

    “I had to learn to read, write and walk unaided again”. Jason Reid on...

    World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have lost their lives...

    TesticulART, a photography exhibit in collaboration with Dr Gay UK to promote men’s health.

    TesticulART is a photography exhibit in collaboration with Dr Gay UK to promote men's health. The exhibition runs from 21 to 26 November at...

    “Nobody will ever understand their bravery”. UK’s AIDS Memorial Quilt digitised to mark World...

    UK’s AIDS Memorial Quilt has been digitised by Google Arts & Culture to mark World AIDS Day and ensure those lost to the AIDS...

    The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt at Positive East, Sunday 3 December.

    The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is an irreplaceable piece of social history. It tells the stories of many of those lost in the early...

    “I had to learn to read, write and walk unaided again”. Jason Reid on...

    World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have lost their lives...

    Jimmy Somerville’s famous ACT UP ‘Action = Life, Silence = Death’ long sleeve t-shirt...

    A new remix of Jimmy Somerville's single Read My Lips (Enough is Enough) by London DJ Duo AMYL is just out! It was a...

    ‘The Legacy of Leigh Bowery, king of queer’, out now.

    There is a new book out! 'The legacy of Leigh Bowery, king of queer'. The career of this outrageous shapeshifter of the '80s/'90s was...

    Prowler Soho, the original Prowler store continues to grow from strength to strength!

    Prowler Soho, The original Prowler store, continues to grow from strength to strength! Way back when in 1997, the streets of Soho suddenly got a...

    Stage + Screen

    Maddie Zahm – QX interviews the exciting new queer voice in the world of...

    Maddie Zahm is a 24-year-old LA-based singer/songwriter and an exciting new queer voice in the pop world. She supported Pink on her two dates at...

    ‘Black Mona Lisa’ is the latest Billy Porter album release. Out today.

    Produced by hitmaker Justin Tranter, Billy Porter's latest release, Black Mona Lisa, comprises a group of songs that tell Billy's story authentically, with depth...

    ‘Movies That Made Me Gay’ Queer black icon Larry Duplechan celebrates the power of...

    In this exclusive extract from his new memoir, the landmark American writer and queer black icon Larry Duplechan celebrates the power of cinema in...

    “One has had to step one’s moggy up”. Glitzy Von Jagger on playing in Fairytale...

    Glitzy Von Jagger writes about playing in Fairytale on Church Street at The Cockpit Theatre, from 8 December to 30 December.  I am beyond thrilled...

    Award-winning play Dreaming and Drowning extends Bush Theatre run until 5 January.

    Today, The Bush Theatre has announced that due to demand, the world premiere of the Mustapha Matura's Award-winning play Dreaming and Drowning will run until...

    Reuben Kaye: The Butch is Back! at Southbank Centre, 8 – 30 December.

    The only man coming down your chimney this year is Reuben Kaye. Smash the baubles and sling the tinsel in the canal! He'll be...

    On and Off Stage: The Complexities of Queer Existence by Frankie Thompson.

    On and Off Stage: The Complexities of Queer Existence by Frankie Thompson. Being in the arts right now is a fraught tango with capitalism and...

    The Fruity Prince: Toby France on injecting Gen Z zest into political unrest.

    Dust off your best ruffs - The Pesky Players are back and zestier than ever! Fresh off a hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe...

    QX interviews Marcelo Dos Santos writer of Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is...

    Feeling Afraid As If Something Terrible Is Going To Happen is the story of a man who, after years of swiping and being a permanently...

    Manchester Pride produces ‘I Choose Kindness’ video in response to surging hate crime.

    In the last three years, hate crimes due to sexual orientation have increased by 69%, while hate crimes against transgender people have surged by...

    ‘The Flea’ is a retelling of the Cleveland Street scandal of 1889, 11 Oct...

    The world premiere of The Flea by James Fritz runs from 11 October to 18 November at The Yard Theatre. The play focuses on...

    A Cache Of Diamonds: A queer tour of East London with Dan Glass, 24...

    For those of you who are curious about the rich queer history of East London, Dan Glass will guide you. He's the author of...

    Opinion

    QX interviews Dame Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London’s first female CEO.

    Inga Beale is widely celebrated as one of the most inspirational women in tech, after becoming Lloyd’s of London’s first female CEO. In this...

    Cool2BTrans founder Katie Neeves chats with QX.

    As we prepare for London Trans+ Pride 2023 on the 8th of July, Cool2BTrans founder and top Pride Month speaker Katie Neeves sat down in...

    QX Pride Month Q&A: Baroness Ruth Hunt, member of the House of Lords and...

    Baroness Ruth Hunt, member of the House of Lords and former Stonewall CEO, took us on a journey through her career in this Pride...

    LGBTQ+ Gay Travel

    QX chats with Charity Kase and Anubis ahead of their Nightmares Before Christmas Tour.

    Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Charity Kase and Anubis are taking to the stage across the nation this Yuletide, and QX spoke to...

    Queer East Nationwide Film Tour.

    Queer East returns to cinemas around the UK in 2023 for its fourth year with a nationwide tour presenting contemporary feature films and documentaries...

    Spend a night in Stratford-upon-Avon with queer Cowbois, 14 Oct – 18 Nov.

    A mere couple of hours on the fastest train from London, Stratford-upon-Avon is a pretty town that sits by the side of the River...

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