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Soho Sound

Soho Sound Session

12/04/19: Do you ever just walk into a joint and think, “oh, THIS is where the handsome men are hiding?” Well, that’s how we felt...

Little Ku

06/04/19: We spent our Saturday swiping some plastic down Oxford Street, so we needed to grab a big drink to replenish ourselves! We wanted somewhere...

Ku Bar

Comptons Of Soho

Freedom

Sunday Cabaret

Man Up – Grand Final

18/04/19: This is the one event that gives the hard working drag kings on the scene the stage they deserve! The huge stage at EartH...

XXL Lumberjack

13/04/19: OOFT! Our head is still spinning from XXL this weekend. Saturday night started with some pre-drinks in a London Bridge flat, and one randy...

ATHENA

20/04/19: ATHENA is the party that celebrates all things 80s, and the fab vibes were out in full force on Saturday night as gays...

I’veadhim

12/04/19: This actually happened a couple of weeks back but we’re only just putting it in because there’s been SO MUCH STUFF going on. I’veadhim...

WE Party – Into The Woods

21/04/19: Taylor Swift famously asked “Are we out of the woods yet?” and it’s safe to say that on Sunday night we most certainly were...

Areas

Listings

Club News

Thursday 25th April HPartyBoys Pool Party There’s a POOL PARTY coming to London! Perfect weather for it - we’ve finally cast off the shackles of dark...

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Bits & Pieces

FKA twigs was in a BBC Comedy sketch about Beyoncé buying groceries.

It's strange to think that FKA twigs didn't just glide down from the heavens on a cloud of gold watercolours and Channel No.5, but...

The Friday Night Club – introducing the Chemsex peer support group

Chemsex culture has become widespread within the LGBTQ+ community, with stories breaking daily of the spread in diseases through sharing needles and assaults that take...

Ashes of iconic London drag queen to be flown in rocket over Soho

London queer history is to take place next month as the costumes and dresses of legendary drag queen and grand damme of Madame Jojo’s...

A deep dive into the lyrics of Countess LuAnn’s ‘Chic, C’est La Vie’

By Ifan Llewelyn Since its release back in 2011, 'Chic, C'est la Vie' has been a staple in countless pre-drinking sessions, where gay men kick...

Emma Stone plays gay porn extra in iconic SNL sketch

There's loads of lolz stuff on the internet these days, but sometimes there's nothing better than good old SNL! Saturday Night Live's sketch series...

Drag & Cabaret

Getting to know… Stephanie Von Clitz

We meet one of the cabaret scene’s nicest queens Raise your M&S mojito tinnies in solidarity and get comfy on that Overground, because this week...

Drag queen dressed as M&S mojito can is spotted on London overground

There was a lot of nuts stuff happening in London this weekend. Something about the great weather/bank holiday combo sent the city into a...

Easter Treats – The must-see cabaret coming this weekend

Our roundup of this Easter’s best cabaret Happy Easter, dears! What does this huge Spring holiday mean to you? Maybe it’s an excuse to relentlessly...

You give me FEVER – Miss Scarlett Fever on her upcoming show at Freedom...

We talk to the man behind the viper-tongued, fire-crotched West End vixen. Freedom Bar over on Wardour Street has been a home for West End...

Getting to Know Maria Hurtz – serving camp, camp, CAMP

Cabaret correspondent Jason Reid talks aesthetics, influences and happiness with Maria Hurtz. How could anyone not love a queen whose name is Maria Hurtz? You...

Fashion & Grooming

Look Good Feel Gorgeous – a barbering experience like no other

Grooming Guru Tony Flynn looks into luxury Monument barber R.W.Wolf. Tame the beast with a barbering experience like no other It’s true what they say; a...

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...

Health & Wellbeing

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Five Reasons To Go Green

Tony Flynn talks the virtues of green tea Tea. The cuppa is a staple of British lifestyle and helps us battle through those dull afternoons...

OutLife – a new online service tackling LGBTQ+ suicide

The Online Service Tackling Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Community Brought to you by the team behind LGBT Hero, OutLife is the new online service that’s...

New study finds chemsex isn’t just a gay problem – it’s a British problem

A new study led by University College London has found that Brits - gay or straight - are overall the most likely to combine...

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...

LGBTQI & Community

The QX List of Fab Trans Allies

We seem to hear loads about transphobes (P*ers M*rgan and TERFs are forever on our timelines - STOP RETWEETING THEM) but not much about...

Proud Beer – One year on

We catch up with one of the guys behind the gayest beers out there. Proud Beer promotes good causes through beer – what’s not to...

The MeetUp – Will You Be There Darling?

The gay meet-up group with an emphasis on empathy Will You Be There Darling, or WYBTD (cuz abbreviations are like well cool) is the monthly...

We Know Visibility Well – An original poem by Travis Alabanza

Tube door opens. I sit down. An eruption of laughter. we know visibility well.   A crowded bus. Only the seat next to me is free. You choose to stand. we know...

Petition for “non-binary” option on legal documentation hits 10k signatures

With the Brexit madness, it's easy to forget there are other issues at hand. While our politicians shout "order!" at each other in Westminster's...

Music & Books

Renowned DJ Wes Baggaley on the ‘queer’ influence on the club scene

From ecstatic clubbing sets at Glastonbury’s NYC Downlow and Horse Meat Disco to his regular Rinse FM shows, we catch up with Wigan’s finest...

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...

Parties & People

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

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! The more far-fetched, the more amusing an evening out can be. I love those nights when...

QX Preview – RVT’s Easter Schedj

The beloved Tavern are diving down the rabbit hole this weekend with a bumper schedule! Whether it’s cabaret, performance, drag queens or DJs, there’s always...

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

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London We love a long weekend don’t we, and it’s all go in club land so let’s...

QX Preview – Eagle’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Eagle London have LOADS planned for one of the biggest weekends of the year We always use the word “eggstravaganza” in our Easter issue. It’s...

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

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London, letting you know exactly where to head this weekend. In some by gone era, we liked...

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

Tumulus at Soho Theatre review – ‘a meta-theatrical chemsex thriller’

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn The culture surrounding the use of chems to enhance sexual experiences within the gay community, popularly known as Chemsex, has become a...

QX Meets… Layton Williams

The West End star talks Billy, Jamie and that time Olivia Colman taught him to knit It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in the West End...

REVIEW: A Simple Space at Underbelly Festival

★★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn The art of acrobatics hasn’t changed all that much over the past few centuries, so how does one keep it fresh and...

Sweet Charity at Donmar Warehouse review – ‘Anne-Marie Duff glitters from the clutter of...

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn A musical revival can sometimes feel like dragging gran out at Christmas. She's been around a few times already, but by now...

REVIEW: Bel Canto

By Dylan B Jones In an ambiguous, revolution ravaged South American nation, a world famous American opera singer (Julianne Moore), is performing at a glittering...

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

Getting to know… Stephanie Von Clitz

We meet one of the cabaret scene’s nicest queens Raise your M&S mojito tinnies in solidarity and get comfy on that Overground, because this week...

Ashes of iconic London drag queen to be flown in rocket over Soho

London queer history is to take place next month as the costumes and dresses of legendary drag queen and grand damme of Madame Jojo’s...

QX Meets… Layton Williams

The West End star talks Billy, Jamie and that time Olivia Colman taught him to knit It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in the West End...

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