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

Queer black icon Larry Duplechan on the Movies That Made Me Gay
In this exclusive extract from his new memoir, the landmark American writer and queer black icon Larry Duplechan celebrates the power of cinema in shaping queer identity. I can only speak from my own experience, and from the anecdotal evidence of other gay folk of my generation (We're in our 60s and 70s now – oy!), but many of us...

Bimini x Girls Of The Internet release ‘Moonlight’ single.

Bimini and Girls Of The Internet release Moonlight single.
Bimini teams up with Girls of the Internet to release surefire dancefloor smash 'Moonlight', out now. Written by Parx, Poppy Baskcomb and Bimini, Moonlight is a disco-infused, piano-drenched house track dripping in positivity and love.  Listen to Monlight here:  https://bimini.lnk.to/Moonlight-OutNow Bimini will be touring the UK and Ireland in October with the huge 'Werq The World' arena tour, showcasing their music to...

‘The Flea’ is a retelling of the Cleveland Street scandal of 1889, 11 Oct – 18 Nov at The Yard Theatre.

The Flea at The Yard Theatre
The world premiere of The Flea by James Fritz runs from 11 October to 18 November at The Yard Theatre. The play focuses on crisis, class, cover-ups, and the crown in a retelling of the Cleveland Street scandal of 1889. The story is a largely forgotten episode in London's LGBTQ+ history. The Cleveland Street scandal rocked the nation when police...

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

Cowbois at Stratford Swan Theatre
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 Avon in the midst of the verdant Warwickshire countryside. Known primarily for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and its three permanent theatres (there are also temporary...

Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival comes to Cardiff, 10 – 15 October 2023.

Our Son at Iris Prize film festival competition in Cardiff
The Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival is an annual Cardiff-based film festival offering the largest LGBTQ+ shorts film prize in the world. Presenting shorts from 21 countries competing for £30,000 to make a new LGBTQ+ themed film in the UK, plus feature films, Iris Week runs from 10 - 15 October 2023 (the online festival is available in the...

‘Lisetta Carmi: Identities’ chronicles the lives of Genoa’s trans community.

I travestiti, Genoa 1965-67 (© Martini & Ronchetti Courtesy Archivio Lisetta Carmi)
The Estorick Collection presents the work of Lisetta Carmi (1924-2022), a ground-breaking Italian photographer. Lisetta Carmi: Identities runs from 20 September until 17 December 2023. Following her death last year, her photographs are receiving renewed attention, and this is the first museum show in the UK of her work.  Carmi was always motivated by a profoundly humanistic spirit, focusing on marginalised sectors...

QX interviews David Paisley, starring in ‘Jock Night’ at Seven Dials Playhouse, 9 Oct – 4 Nov.

Jock Night with David Paisley interview
Holby City’s David Paisley returns to the stage as Ben in Adam Zane’s Jock Night at Seven Dials Playhouse from 9 October to 4 November 2023. QX interviewed the queer rights campaigner and gay heartthrob. What was it about the Jock Night script that made you think, yes, I want to be part of this? I think I was sold from...

My Transgender Date provides a safe and decent space for dating.

Transgender date
Before 2013, transgender women did not have much of a choice for finding love on the internet. Dating sites back then would promote the fetishization of trans women, which made it difficult for them to find love. Fast forward ten years later, My Transgender Date has changed the dating scene for trans women by providing a safe and decent space...

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

Dan Glass
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 'Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierce History' and A Cache Of Diamonds is Dan's guided tour of the queer East End.  Whitechapel, in particular, holds a treasure trove of stories that connect communities across class,...

Writer Henry P Biggs illuminates the magic and illusion of Trompe L’Oeil at The Other Palace Theatre, 28 Sep – 15 Oct.

Trompe Oeil is a Queer Love Story at The Other Palace Theatre
Trompe L’Oeil is a stunning new musical that combines cabaret, musical theatre, queer theatre, politics, and circus. As all the elements are combined to create a trompe l’oeil illusionary art form, we asked Henry P Biggs, the show's writer and producer, to illuminate the magic and illusion for us ahead of the show's run at The Other Palace Theatre...

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