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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 into an ex is probably the most painful thing us queers do. Even though running into someone you've slept with is way less intense than it is for our straight counterparts, often marked only by...

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 unnecessary extravagance when you could just as easily catch an Uber ride back to your own bed. But the home-city staycation is a thoroughly enjoyable way to get a fresh perspective on a town you...

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

With all these amazing performance platforms going on, the drag stars of tomorrow are living the dream - so let’s support artistes starting out on the fabulous journey of drag! From MAN UP! to GOLD RUSH and of course LIPSYNC 1000 and that’s just The Glory! Miss Sink The Pink - that’s coming up on 30th March at The Troxy...

Ten fab European gay pop icons you probs haven’t heard of

By Dylan B Jones We're crashing out of the EU! Well actually, that's a bit dramatic - as has been the case for the last year or so, no-one really seems to know what the fuck is going on. Nothing is certain. What IS certain, is that European pop music is great! Whether you're clinking tankards along to German schlager, getting...

Lube Up! It’s Recon’s Fetish Cabaret

Fetish AND cabaret?! What’s not to love! After the success of the first Recon cabaret in August and comedy night in November, Recon will be back at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern throughout the year with more fetish social events. Recon’s first social takes place on Wednesday 27th March bringing you a night of fun, cabaret and fetish. This social event is...

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 impact the internet had on our sexual culture. Through intimate interviews recalling first-hand accounts, he weaves together a brief history of gay sex, from the caravan clubs all the way through to the apps. We caught up...

Sadiq Khan demands UK government provides immediate full funding for PrEP

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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 been proven to help those at risk of infection," he said in a heated letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care this morning. "Yet it is still only being trialled in...

FILM REVIEW: Benjamin

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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 pleasure of being judged by them. It cleverly makes viewers feel – much like the film’s eponymous main character – constantly awkward and guilty. Benjamin is a filmmaker who lives in East London. He’s got a...

Nine of our favourite female queer allies

For those of you who haven't been on Twitter yet, the 8th of March is International Women's Day! On this day women across the globe are celebrated for their contribution to our world. The day gives attention to the women's rights movement, with this year's theme being Balance for Better. Despite there being countless queer, trans and lesbian women within...

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

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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 to be a woman working on the gay scene in 2017? What challenges do they face and how do they deal with them? Are women treated fairly and equally in the LGBTQ community? Is there still...

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