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#CassandraSays – This Week in Edgy Parties

East London Queer
The doyenne of Dulwich squat parties gives us her inimitable guide to this weekend’s queer alternative goings on. “Got my ass squeezed by sexy cupid, guess he wants to play, wants to play, a love game, a love game!” It’s said that the love heart is actually based on the contour of a shapely derriere. With that in mind, let’s look...

BRÜT is the gay, sex-positive warehouse party hitting London this week

BRUT gay warehouse party
Muscled up party brand BRÜT are taking Tottenham by storm with some steamy action. London’s favourite stylish monochrome party brand is BACK this month. After a short hiatus, they’re here with an event that’s sure to leave your knees quaking and your member dripping. Taking over the sprawling, industrial club The Cause, famed for hosting some of London’s heaviest raves,...

Valentine’s Playlist courtesy of Wes Baggaley

Valentine's Playlist
From ecstatic clubbing sets at Glastonbury’s NYC Downlow, Panorama Bar and Horse Meat Disco to his regular Rinse FM shows, Wigan’s finest and one of the gay underground’s hottest DJs, Wes Baggaley, delivers a Valentine’s Selection ahead of Berlin Berlin: Tainted Love on Saturday at Egg London.    An avid vinyl collector, known for his extensive and driving sounds, all mixed with seamless...

Night Pride – Hundreds protest in East London against rise in LGBT+ hate crime

Night Pride is a Protest
Last Friday, on the 7th February a crew of activists gathered in the basement of Haggerston drag bar The Glory ready to start a movement: Queer Night Pride. Four weeks before, just meters away, one of the bar’s regular performers, Camile Leon, was assaulted by a gang of vitriol-spewing young people. Having just been out to grab some cash...

Valentine’s at the Vauxhall Tavern!

Valentine’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern
One of London’s best-loved queer venues, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, are getting all loved up. Don’t you just love an entire day dedicated to reminding you of your singledom? Or just reminding you of the useless chump you’re lumped with? Lucky for you, one of London’s best-loved queer haunts has plenty on to distract you from all that sugar-sweet insanity....

Drag Race UK’s Divina De Campo on shady edits, getting political and Greggs pasties

Divina De Campo
After being hit by the reality show tidal-wave that was Drag Race UK, we catch up with one of the show’s best-loved queens. They are arguably one of the most influential drag artists in the world right now. This week Jason Reid talks to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Divina De Campo about a life-changing year, the marriage of drag and...

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Village People and more to play special Pride event at Kenwood House

Kenwood House
Gorgeous Hampstead Heath hideaway Kenwood House has been the site of many events in the cultural zeitgeist - it was where Julia Roberts flounced around filming a period drama in Notting Hill. It was where Emma Thompson flounced around in a bonnet in Sense & Sensibility. And now, there's going to be even MORE fabulous flouncing around at the...

Emerald Life – The LGBT+ insurance company

Emerald Life LGBT Gay life Insurance
Emerald Life is an insurance company that specialises and prioritises the LGBT+ community, as well as cultivating equality in a wider sense, fighting for equality for women and non-traditional families.  Chairman Steve Wardlaw is passionate about Emerald Life's goals and ethos. He truly wants to make things better for people who are struggling to sort out things in their lives....

Frida Kahlo inspired queer comedy night Frida KahLOL (yes, really)

Frida Kahlo inspired queer comedy night
Every now and then you come across an event that just makes you think "Oh, London." Frida KahLOL is one of those events. Taking inspiration from an icon of the visual arts and monobrowed-beauty, a Frida Kahlo-inspired comedy night is coming your way. Bringing together talented performers from across the scene, Frida KahLOL is the female-led queer comedy night...

Valentine’s Undies 2020

Molly and Tommy Underwear Valentines
Dive into some Valentine's Undies!  MOLLY & TOMMY "The Molly & Tommy jockstrap is ideal for those that like to feel sexy under their clothes. It comes with a purple or black mesh pouch that shows off just enough of your frontage, while the supportive straps and thong lift and accentuate you, or your loved one's bum into the perfect peach.”...

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