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Ku Bar

06/09/19: Have you ever walked into a bar and been overwhelmed by the number of cute boys? It’s almost like being a kid in a...

The Old Ship

24/08/19: “Oh, look at that dress. All those colours and not one of them suits you.” A classic Miss Jason line. She’s filled up...

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Carpet Burn – Automatic

06/09/19: UGH! Friday night was a heavy one. Sugabear behind the decks at the Eagle killed us with those tunes. You know the kind you...

Screw

31/08/19: Screw is a new collaboration from fetish party starters Jamie HP and The Hoist London - that’s what we like to see! Division is...

Them Fatale II

30/08/19: Unimaginative folks love to slag off non-binary people. They obviously haven’t spent a night partying with them, because if they had they’d GET IT....

XXL Construction

31/08/19: We just LOVE a good drilling. That’s exactly what XXL was serving on Saturday night, giving us major sexy builder vibes. It’s nice wrapping...

WE Party – The Birdhouse

25/08/19: Why does the caged queer sing? Maybe he’s seen one of those WE hunks mince by. The sea of muscled torsos on the...

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Bits & Pieces

8 bizarre moments from 73 Questions With Olivia Colman

The single-shot, rapid-fire Vogue interview has become an internet phenomenon. Each instalment reaches hundreds of thousands of views within hours with culture's most prominent figures answering zany...

The QX Guide To Cool Wet Queer Autumn

Hot boy summer is OVER! And we’re careening, choker first, on a slick of leaf mould, into Cool Wet Queer Autumn. While Hot Boy Summer...

Dressing Like A London Fashion Week Queer, a how to guide

Yes, it's that week again. That one week where the Strand is awash with photographers, influencers and bored teenagers thinking that they're THAT bitch....

TV shows to help your SADs

Seasonal Affective Disorder affects an estimated 1 in 3 people in the UK. Often referred to as "SAD", it's a change in mood related...
London Queer Fashion Show

Courtney Act, Tess Holiday and Rain Dove take to the runway in London this...

After the success of last year's show, the London Queer Fashion Show is back and this time it's welcoming a host of prominent queer...

Drag & Cabaret

BABY LAME: The East London drag sensation talks genre-bending, gender-bending and their new Drag...

Punk-horror-drag superstar and QX Cabaret Awards nominee Baby Lame is one of the most idiosyncratic and exciting cabaret characters to hit the London scene...
Sandra

There’s Only One Sandra!

We catch up with the self-professed Whore of Hampstead She is a drag artist who was taught by the great icons of the genre, with...

Coco Vadose – Soho’s shablamming lip-sync assassin

The drag performer bringing black girl magic to Soho Black Girl Magic’s Coco Vadose talks style inspiration, working the Soho scene and giving a platform...

QX PREVIEW: The Two Brewers

Our guide to this weekend’s shenanigans at the notorious South London watering hole Jimmy’s Birthday Bash – THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Roll up, roll up! Come one,...

Topsie Redfern – The People Who Shaped Me

Jason Reid talks inspirations and icons with drag darling Topsie Redfern We all have those special people in our lives who have been there at...

Fashion & Grooming

Dressing Like A London Fashion Week Queer, a how to guide

Yes, it's that week again. That one week where the Strand is awash with photographers, influencers and bored teenagers thinking that they're THAT bitch....
London Queer Fashion Show

Courtney Act, Tess Holiday and Rain Dove take to the runway in London this...

After the success of last year's show, the London Queer Fashion Show is back and this time it's welcoming a host of prominent queer...
Africa Fashion Week London

Africa Fashion Week arrives in London this weekend

Africa Fashion Week London is the biggest African fashion event in the world. Now in its ninth year, it's showcased over 900 emerging designers...
Skinfinity

Skinfinity – The Soho clinic that specialises in non-surgical cosmetics

We spoke to Operations Director Louise Kipling to find out more. Hi Louise! Give us a quick summing up of what Skinfinity’s all about. Skinfinity is...
Skinfinity

Skinfinity: Soho’s new cosmetic clinic

Freshen up after Pride weekend at Skinfinity There was a time when cosmetic treatments were thought to be only for women of a certain age...

Health & Wellbeing

HIV London

HIV diagnoses among London’s gay and bi men have dropped by almost 50%

According to figures published today by Public Health England in their annual HIV data tables, new HIV diagnoses among MSM (men who have sex...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – London’s highest rated barbering experience

Tony Flynn on one of the best grooming experiences London has to offer It’s true what they say; a good barber is a man’s best...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Why travelling is good for your health

  Travelling is an important part of your health – it’s adaptable to you, your needs, your dreams, your desires. Research continually shows that people...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Enhancing your active lifestyle

Work, work, work with Tony Flynn.  Lads, do you ever feel that putting in all those hours at the gym, working tedious shifts and burning...

Look Good, Feel Gorgeous – Tony Flynn talks getting (and maintaining) a summer body

Work, work, work Lads, do you ever feel that putting in all those hours at the gym, working tedious shifts and burning the candle at...

LGBTQI & Community

Unprecedented support for Trans Pride brings Central London to a standstill

History was made in sparkling style on Saturday when hundreds of people turned up and turned it out in the sun for London's first...
London Trans Pride

“We need to use our numbers and our voices”: London Trans Pride’s Lucia Blayke...

This Saturday, history will be made as London’s first ever Trans Pride descends on the streets of the capital. In a social milieu of rising...

An all-trans fashion show is taking over London’s City Hall this Friday

In a UK first, City Hall in London will this Friday host an all-trans fashion show. It's presented by sensational singer, stage actress and...

Majority of the British public supports LGBT-inclusive education

New research commissioned by Stonewall, the UK's leading LGBT rights charity, has found that, contrary to statements from some protestors and politicians, the majority...
Royal Vauxhall Tavern

LGBT+ venue Royal Vauxhall Tavern reduces drinks prices

In a bold and exceptionally rare move for a London nightlife venue, South London watering hole The Royal Vauxhall Tavern has made the decision...

Music & Books

Esmé

QX Meets… Aussie singer/songwriter Esmé

Fresh on the back her debut single's release last week, Australian singer/songwriter Esmé is quickly emerging to be a real presence on the music...
destroyer music

This C**kdestroyer is going into music

You know what we are? Fucking musicians.  Yes, boys and girls, the divine light that is the Cockdestroyers are embarking on a career in the...
Billy Blond interview

QX Meets…Billy Blond, the dreamy pop newcomer preaching self-care

By Ifan Llewelyn Under the messed draping of his dirty blond locks, Billy Blond croons about a past spent soul-searching before finally finding himself. His Kurt...
Lucy Whittaker

QX Meets… Lucy Whittaker

Queer pop powerhouse Lucy Whittaker is taking over the industry, one Pride at a time. Flipping her blonde locks over the shoulder of a blue...
The QX Weekly Playlist - SUMMER BANGERS

The QX Weekly Playlist – SUMMER BANGERS

The sun's out, people are already collapsing into coleslaw on Hampstead Heath, and hitting repeat on that Summertime Sadness remix. July is officially the new...

Parties & People

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the Princess of East London

Things change all the time. Are you one of those people who, once they’ve made their mind up, there’s no budging? Or are you...

The Resurrection of Short Shorts- Fitladz talk why they’ve made a comeback

With pairs selling over £160 online, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to short nylon shorts “Who likes short shorts? We like...

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the Princess of East London

I always like to think I live in the moment but actually I’m always looking ahead! Look at all these things coming up in...

Homos and Hummus – we dip into the upcoming queer, Jewish performance night

Hosted by Chanukah Lewinsky (yes, really) this is the cultural event of the season WE LOVE THIS! Now in its fifth installment, Homos & Houmus...

POW! Hastings Pride celebrate LGBTQ heroes

The goings on at this weekend’s pride festivities in Hastings The third annual Hastings Pride begins with a march through the town, which will lead...

Politics & History

Pride, Plaid, Price – we meet one of the UK’s first out party leaders

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price on coming out ahead of this year’s Pride Cymru In the unrelenting tsunami that is our current political landscape,...

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...

Stage & Screen

Stuart Water's Rockbottom at The Place

Rockbottom at The Place review – ‘a well-meaning yet misguided chemsex solo show’

★★☆☆☆ by Ifan Llewelyn London gay theatre just can’t get enough of Chemsex. Ever since The Chemsex Monologues stook to the stage of The King’s...
The Shiny Shrimps review

The Shiny Shrimps review – ‘feel-good queer water polo comedy that dives in at...

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Have you ever found yourself crying while listening to Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero”? It’s not really a situation you’d...
Judy Review

Judy review – ‘Zellweger delivers a glittering performance in otherwise clement biopic’

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn The celebrity biopic has undergone quite the thematic makeover in the past two years. Gone are the gritty, unflinching films of...
World's End at the King's Head Theatre

World’s End at the King’s Head Theatre review – ‘culture, class and the war...

★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn The Kosovo War is a chapter in history that most of us have some faint recollection of watching on the news,...
Peaches

Peaches at the Royal Festival Hall review – ‘shake yer dix for the princess...

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn If you have yet to encounter Canadian electro-punk princess Peaches, then you're missing out. Most are familiar with her break-out hit...

Travel

TRAVEL: Palm Springs

This year's go-to destination for gay sun-chasers Looking out on a drizzly, grey afternoon in May, your mind can’t help but drift away to an...

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...

Longer Read

QX Meets… ‘Pig in a Wig’ Lady Bunny

Her days of tearing Atlanta a new one alongside Larry Tee and RuPaul back in the early '80s might be behind her, but drag...

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...
Alan Turing

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...

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8 bizarre moments from 73 Questions With Olivia Colman

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Queer club creatures Lady Olé launch their Autumn-Winter season by serving up a sickening slice of American pie Another season, another reason for getting feeling...

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