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TROUBLE

14/07/19: The Glory was a right high-heeled hoot on Friday as the city’s queer creatures of the night frolicked over to Faggerston for TROUBLE,...

Circa Soho

07/06/19: Circa, one of Central’s most bustling gay bars, can always be relied on for a fab Friday night out. There’s something about it...

KU

Ku Bar

XXL Lumberjack

15/07/19: It was a lumberjack special at XXL last Saturday! That means chequered shirts, blue jeans and boots! We don’t see erm…well, we don’t...

This Is My Culture 3

01/06/19: Every so often there’s one of those quintessentially queer, quintessentially London parties that’s witchy, special and unforgettable in a way that captures the...

Tales of the City Screening

07/06/19: The atmosphere was electric with excitement at the RVT on Friday as the queer scene’s glitterati descended for a very special evening -...

Mighty Hoopla

08/06/19: The gay gods were smiling on us last Saturday as the clouds cleared and the rain dissipated for HOOPLA, the UK’s queerest day...

BRÜT RAW

07/06/19: A new location, a new attitude, the same monochrome naughty night. It really does what it says on the poster, giving it to...

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Thursday 20th June Cancer is a Drag presents… RVT vs The C Word Roll up, roll up! It’s a battle royale for the ages as throngs...

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Bits & Pieces

The Queer Guide to Glastonbury 2019

Yes dears, it's upon us once again. That one week a year where queens have to choose between packing food or just one more...
Ashley O

QX meets…Ashley O

Every so often a pop talent comes along who blows everyone else out of the water. Bubblegum-haired bombshell Ashley O has had Kylie quaking...

Taylor Swift’s new music video features every single queer celebrity ever

Okay, not really. But almost everyone that featured in Queerty headline in the past year. It's a who's who of "who's that?" gay celebrities...

Homosexuality in sports: three athletes who have come out as gay

by Alex Dudley There are plenty of athletes that have come out as openly gay over the past ten years and they have been applauded for...

Helmets on, boys – IBikeLondon and Cyclehoop team up with Pride in London for...

Get those tight cycle shorts on boys, it's time to get riding! Taking place on Saturday, June 22, this year’s #PrideRide promises to be one...

Drag & Cabaret

Pride’s Got Talent

Jason Reid meets the winners and runners-up of one of London’s biggest cabaret contests! Orchestrated meticulously by Ian Massa-Harris and hosted expertly and with divine...

Viva La Diva!

Jason Reid chats to female impersonator Randy Roberts Randy Roberts is an internationally acclaimed female impersonator who has been performing across the globe for more...

Cancer survivor Cynthia Seaward is raising money through drag

She’s a woman on a mission Comedy queen Cynthia Seaward is preparing to host a very special night of cabaret fundraising in aid of Cancer...

QX PREVIEW: Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret

The all-singing, all-high-kicking take on Brexit arrives at Soho Theatre WHAT’S GOING ON WITH BREXIT? Who fucking knows! Sometimes if something is a great cause...

Drag With Good Vibes

Jason Reid chats to Brighton legend Drag With No Name, about the importance of having a positive attitude Brighton-based Scott Burey is the man behind...

Fashion & Grooming

Rebecca More is donating 100% of the profits from her pride merch to Mermaids

Sex worker, gay icon and general cockdestroyer Rebecca More is not one to do things by halves. She's always on the pulse, on the...

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...

Health & Wellbeing

It’s #WorldBloodDonorDay – unless you’re a gay or bi man

Today, hundreds of donors across the globe are lining up to donate blood, throwing a lifeline to countless patients who are in dire need...
Syphilis

Syphilis is on the rise – here’s everything you need to know

Syphilis is on the rise! Hooray! Another thing to worry about, as if total political turmoil, social media anxiety and impending climate change doom...

Gay Dating Alternative

If you’ve been finding dating repetitive, with its endless parade of restaurants and coffee bars, then it’s worth considering an alternative that’s not only...

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...

LGBTQI & Community

UK’s first LGBTQI+ strip club to open in London next month

In news that will have Jessica Alba quaking in her boots and the Cockdestroyers reaching for their phones, the UK's FIRST EVER LGBTQI+ strip...

EDITOR’S LETTER: Banning fetishes from Pride would go against everything Pride should stand for

Every year around Pride season, debates pop up on social media. People on both sides get heated, argue for a few weeks, then forget...
Bergdorf

EDITOR’S LETTER: Attacks like Janice Turner’s are putting people in direct physical danger

Attacks and aggression targeted towards LGBT people are on the rise across the world. In the UK, the mainstream media questions the validity of...

Ian McKellen announces ‘Pride in Ageing’ – a support charity for LGBT elders

Ever since coming out publicly in the late '80s, Sir Ian McKellen has been one of the loudest voices in LGBT+ activism. He was...

Inside London’s first permanent LGBTIQ+ homeless centre

We’ve all witnessed the unignorable, increasing struggle of London’s homeless. In fact, ‘struggle’ is putting it far too mildly. It’s become a crisis. Things...

Music & Books

Lucy Whittaker

Queer pop powerhouse Lucy Whittaker is taking over the industry, one Pride at a...

By Ifan Llewelyn Flipping her blonde locks over the shoulder of a blue silk tracksuit, chest pumping to her new track's pumping beat, Lucy Whittaker...
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! June is officially the new...

Queer pop duo Noble Gray to launch debut album ‘Throwback’

Celebrating all the delicious shades of Noble Gray, last week The Eagle host the pre-launch party for the contemporary pop duo's debut album Throwback. The album...

GIG REVIEW: Pabllo Vittar

★★★★ Every so often a gig comes along with an atmosphere so electric and memorable that people talk about it for months afterwards. Robyn’s recent...

QX Meets…eccentric art-pop soundscapers The Vanity Project

We meet the up-and-coming electro band making waves up in Manchester For anyone who hasn’t had a listen to your music yet, how would you...

Parties & People

Fancy an open-top London bus tour with drag queens?

Dragged On Board is bringing sparkle to the iconic London bus tour Have you ever wanted to do one of those bus tours of London,...

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

Discerning scene musings of the princess of East London! Our lives are so full of stuff...stuff to see, stuff to read, stuff to talk about...

QX Meets… queer pop protégé Jamie Hannah

We meet Boy George's queer pop protégé, set to become this summer’s breakout performer  Pop crossover artist Jamie Hannah has steadily been making waves in the...

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

Discerning scene musings of the princess of East London! Just to reiterate dears, I always try to bring you a slice of alternative gay London...

There’s a gay pride party happening in an art deco millionaire’s mansion in Greenwich

Cocktails! Canapes! Cloche hats! Ever wanted to live out your Maggie Smith Downton Abbey fantasy? Well go upstairs and put on a hat, because now...

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

FILM REVIEW: Just Friends

Surf’s up in this adorable Dutch romcom Despite his death a decade before, Joris is still struggling with the relationship he had with his father....

Kiss My Genders review – ‘if you only catch one exhibition this year, make...

★★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn “Triggered non-binary millennial lefty snowflakes.” Any conversation around gender and identity has become highly contentious, and pushing a progressive agenda on...

The London Indian Film Festival has a sparkling roster of queer films this year

Despite lots of unpleasant discourse to the contrary, the UK and in particular London, remains an accepting, colourful and wonderfully diverse place. Events like the...

GIG REVIEW: Tove Lo shines at Mighty Hoopla

The Scandinavian sensation brought irresistible energy to the Main Stage After elbowing and shouldering our way through the entry queues for what promised to be...

Afterglow at the Southwark Playhouse review – ‘a sexed-up kitchen pink drama’

The open relationship is something that is only now rearing its head in the greater cultural zeitgeist as a legitimate set-up. The conversation around...

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...

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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The Queer Guide to Glastonbury 2019

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UK’s first LGBTQI+ strip club to open in London next month

In news that will have Jessica Alba quaking in her boots and the Cockdestroyers reaching for their phones, the UK's FIRST EVER LGBTQI+ strip...

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