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Comptons Of Soho

15/03/19: OOH, we love Comptons. It’s convenient, reasonably priced, and always stuffed with gorgeous men. A bit like us *Julia Roberts turning around gif...

Freedom

01/03/19: Freedom was awash with gorgeous punters on Friday night as the city’s sohocialites descended on Zone 1’s hottest cocktail bar for a dance and...

Sunday Cabaret

USoD Special: Tops and Buttons

Drag Brunch

CK Sunday

XXL St Patrick’s Day

16/03/19: What’s better than a big sexy bear? A big sexy IRISH bear. Feeling our four-leafed fantasy on Saturday night we skipped like a leprechaun...

CMYK Bar

15/03/19: It’s only been around for just over a week and it’s already drawing the crowds. We decided to check out Wimbledon’s first-ever gay...

KU

15/03/19: As always there was lots of FLESH on show at Ku on Friday – which is fine! There were also more than a few...

Cheer Up

09/03/19: Oh em gee! Pop legend Nicki French descended on Eagle London for a special show on Saturday night, featuring hits from her adored...

XXL Fetish

09/03/19: It was a fetish special edition of XXL on Saturday, and the leather lotharios and harness homos were out in full force. Fetish...

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Listings

Club News

Friday 22nd March Non Binary Cabaret With a big middle finger to that pesky gender binary, these performers are here to celebrate the rollercoaster ride that...

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Bits & Pieces

Eleven Nicole Kidman films that are gay nourishment

At school, there was always that one girl who was practically perfect in every way. She had all the boys after her but was...

Why ‘Pennies from Heaven’ should be a camp cult classic

If you weren't an avid film-goer back in the early '80s, then you might have missed this gem of a flick. It was one...

69 Seconds With… Mark & Jason Ford

The head honchos at Sweatbox Sauna give us the lowdown on their big reopening! Hey Guys! Describe yourself in three gorgeous words. MF: On our website,...

We chat to Swedish pop tart P.A.U. ahead of her set at Daddy Issues...

POW! It's P.A.U. at Daddy issues! Haven't heard of her? She's a Swedish singing sensation and she's doing a special appearance at Daddy Issues...

Surviving a first encounter with an ex – featuring sweat and sass

It's like the modern day gladiator sport - two enter, only one can emerge victorious. Considering that we're likely never going to give birth, running...

Drag & Cabaret

Getting to Know Wilma Ballsdrop

The cabaret star talks life, love and more! Iechyd da! As if by sheer coincidence, hours before Wales’ triumphant Six Nations win (that’s Rugby btw...

Getting to know Romeo De La Cruz

The cabaret sensation leading a new wave of performers Variety is an integral part of cabaret; without a rich and diverse mix of acts and...

INTERVIEW: Jonny Woo talks musicals

Jonny Woo and Le Gateau Chocolat are twirling and high-kicking into the Soho Theatre later this month for a run of their acclaimed show,...

QX PREVIEW: A Night At The Musicals

The acclaimed theatrical extravaganza hits Soho Theatre next month Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo’s irrepressible and irreverent journey through your fave musical hits is...

Son Of A Tutu talks Drag Race UK, rainbow racism and more

By Jason Reid Son Of a Tutu and I have been friends for the best part of a decade - since she first tentatively stepped...

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Tailoring

Tony Flynn on this season’s hottest trends Top Trend for 2019: Tailoring Tailoring is back – and back in a big way (hurrah!). Apparently only 10% of...

From bald to buzz cut – the cost-effective trend that has people talking

Hair is our pride and joy. We spend countless hours fretting about it and messing it around. Unfortunately, for many of us, it doesn't...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Can Stress Effect Your Appearance?

Tony Flynn talks how to side-step stress and how to deal with it when it creeps in Stress happens to the best of us and...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Rejuvination Gifts for Him this Valentine’s Day

The Ultimate Relaxation and Reajuvination Gifts for Him This Valentine’s Day Getting dressed up to the nines and taking your partner out for a candle...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Your guide to the January deals

Tony Flynn’s guide to January sale deals Men’s January Sale Items The Spring/Summer 2019 menswear collections might be about to drop in store - but before...

Health & Wellbeing

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – London Staycation: The Moorgate

An oasis of calm in the centre of the City There’s something obscenely lavish about overnighting in a hotel in your home city, a seemingly...
Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan demands UK government provides immediate full funding for PrEP

In an unprecedented but welcome move, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the government to fully fund the HIV prevention drug PrEP. "PrEP has...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s super-gonorrhoea!

if Brexit, global warming, and general day-to-day death-defying insanity of living in London weren’t enough, we’ve now got brand new unpleasant STI to contend...

London commissioners refuse to double number of places on PrEP trial

When it was announced today that the NHS's PrEP trial was to be expanded, it sounded like good news. Upon closer inspection, it seems...

Topher’s Self-love must-haves this Valentine’s Day

Clonezone sex guru enlists the help of his colleague Daniel Shoneye to round up this season’s must have gear. Valentine’s Day is, and has always...

LGBTQI & Community

The Economist tweets the words “should transgender people be sterilised”

In a now deleted tweet, UK magazine the Economist said "Should transgender people be sterilised before they are recognised?" It accompanied an article about transgender...
women

Power To The Women – We meet the powerful women working on London’s LGBTQ...

Words by Jason Reid In a male-dominated world they manage, perform, create, keep us safe and generally run the show. But what is it like...
Victoria Beckham

SPICY: The true story of one gay man’s life-changing encounter with Victoria Beckham!

By David Montgomery When I was about twelve years old, and my huge, poor family was sitting down to dinner, my sister said something about...

Whatever happens next, we’ll always have Billy Porter’s Oscars gown

By Josh Lee “People are going to be really uncomfortable with my black ass in a ball gown, but it’s not anybody’s business but mine.”...
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande to headline Manchester Pride

After months of us all breathlessly speculating over whether Ariana would be headlining this year's Manchester Pride, it's official - SHE IS. Not surprising given...

Music & Books

Ady Suleiman – ‘making heartbreak go down like a smooth cup of roasted arabica’

Ady Suleiman at Electric Brixton, 21st of March review. ★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Elbowing our way through the crowd of girls in short bleached bobs tied up...
Myylo

QX Meets… emerging queer pop artist Myylo

Blending together janky classical guitar with a lo-fi sax sensibility, Myylo is a young talent that has people talking. He's fresh out of Nashville,...

LIZETTE: Meet Sweden’s hottest new queer pop export

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST - Lizette is the next big thing! Hailing from Sweden via Peru, they're everything pop needs right now; original,...

Nadine Coyle on music, film roles and Grindr emojis

By Dylan B Jones One of the most memorable moments from Girls Aloud’s “Call The Shots” (the best pop song ever made) is the sultrily...

QX Meets…Crystal Rasmussen

"It can be tough not fitting in - but I also kind of live for it." We meet author and drag queen, Crystal Rasmussen. Everyone...

Parties & People

QX PREVIEW: Sex Circus

It’s back in town and it’s bigger than ever! Time to erect that Big Top, the Sex Circus is back in town. Let the clowning...

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London!

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! It might seem we’re just going around in circles but actually, even when you think things...

QX Meets… Adam Turner

The radio star talks tunes and tantrums Hey Adam! Tell us a bit about yourself.   I’m a DJ, producer and radio presenter from London. I...

Inside Studio 54: ‘It was like being in an artfully lit Sodom and Gomorrah.’

We speak to one of the regulars at the most iconic nightclub in history. Very few nightclubs of days gone by still live on in...

QX Preview: Eagle London

Here’s what the Eagle have got planned for the rest of the month Yes, you heard us! No, it’s not another Posh-less leg of the...

Politics & History

Fatboy Slim, Erol Alkan, Neneh Cherry, Sink The Pink and more to DJ tomorrow’s...

In news that will have Andrea Leadsom quaking in her little bigoted boots, A STELLAR LINEUP of fabulous alternative people will be descending on...

Trump cuts almost $6m from HIV/AIDS program

In an attempt to cover the cost of children who were left without their parents under Trump's administration, money will be cut from funding of HIV/AIDS...

India legalizes homosexuality, in a landmark ruling for an estimated one fifth of the...

In a landmark ruling for LGB+ people in India, the Supreme court has overturned a ban on consensual same-sex relations. The ban on same-sex intercourse...

Blood Diamond Diana – We caught up with the artist behind the art

If you’ve scrolled down your Twitter feed this week, you can’t have missed a portrait of Princess Diana which made quite the splash. Using...

Twinks4Trump founder dropped as White House correspondent

Lucian Wintrich, a founder of the Twinks4Trump group, as been dropped as a press correspondent in the White House after links to white nationalists...

Stage & Screen

Romance, Romance review – ‘a fanciful romp that entertains without asking any big questions’

★★★★by Ifan Llewelyn It’s been over thirty years since Romance/Romance first hit the off-off-Broadway stage of the Actor’s Outlet Theatre, and though not quite...

Circa review – ‘Ratcliffe’s whistle-stop bildungsroman of a gay man’s life’

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Turn left out of Angel station and you’ll find yourself at the red-lacquered doors of the unassuming Red Lion Pub. Nestled inside...

Gay Sex Through The Ages – Have We Met Before?

Chronicling how men meet other men for sex, filmmaker Oliver Mason dove into half a century of the UK’s sexual history, looking at the...
Benjamin

FILM REVIEW: Benjamin

By Dylan B Jones Simon Amstell’s Benjamin is a film about skinny white boys kissing. It’s also a film about audiences, and the pain or...

REVIEW: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy’s performance is divisive in this detailed etching of a forgotten fraudster. In a performance that has garnered both ‘Worst’ and ‘Best’ Actress Award...

Travel

Getting to know Sailors Sauna

QX meets sauna owner Richard to talk shop, and why sauna’s are still so popular. Saunas are a valued part of our culture as gay...

Freddie Mercury: Inspired by Munich, Germany – A city that can really rock you.

WIN ! : You could soon be strolling through a fabulous LGBT Christmas Market in Germany. German National Tourist Office invites you to get...

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...

Longer Read

QX Meets… queer Asian dancer Mavin Khoo

Recognised internationally as a dance artist who's breathing new life into traditional Indian dance, as well as breaking new ground with his contemporary work,...
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...

Popular Features

The Economist tweets the words “should transgender people be sterilised”

In a now deleted tweet, UK magazine the Economist said "Should transgender people be sterilised before they are recognised?" It accompanied an article about transgender...

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EartH Kitchen is the holy grail of gastronomy. A healthy, environmentally conscious restaurant in a converted arts space in Dalston that's actually...unpretentious?! On paper it's...

Why ‘Pennies from Heaven’ should be a camp cult classic

If you weren't an avid film-goer back in the early '80s, then you might have missed this gem of a flick. It was one...

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