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This weekend at the Eagle

The Vauxhall venue’s got loads of great stuff this weekend We may only be steadily teetering into summer, but The Eagle has already slapped on an itsy-bitsy bikini and is getting her life pool-side after knocking back one too many tequilas. This week’s roster of events features a wonderfully dotty trio of awe-inspiring vixens. Here are the yampy nights coming...

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 there fighting against the introduction of Section 28, he co-founded British LGBT+ rights lobby group and charity Stonewall, and he's still fighting the good fight extending his support to various causes and activists group tackling...

REVIEW: Limp Wrist, Iron First @ Parliament

Dusty O brings frenetic colour to fusty environs As Trump-touting helicopters whirred over Whitehall and the US president’s staggering security detail clattered over cobbles wielding machine guns, the great and the good of the gay scene gathered at the Houses of Parliament. The political turmoil raging outside made the perfect backdrop for the exhibition inside – Dusty O’s artworks broil with...

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 of stress and fear, the best way to address it is through comedy, and East London scene legend Jonny Woo does so with characteristic aplomb in this all-singing, all-dancing, all-high-kicking show. Having already enjoyed a road-blockingly...

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

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! Sometimes you’re just not in the mood...I mean to go out to a bar or club. The disco round isn’t for everyone, so luckily our scene creates such a wide range of things to do, see, explore and witness. There’s art shows - go and see Wolfgang Tillman’s work at the Maureen...

Wimbledon celebrate town’s inclusivity with rainbow crossing

Wimbledon is quickly emerging as one of the most welcoming communities for LGBT+ people in West London. Following the opening of its first-ever gay bar this year, CMYK Bar, the council has taken the opportunity to throw their full support behind the local LGBT+ community. A rainbow crossing, already being pegged the "Wimbledon Rainbow", has been laid down in...

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 have reached almost dystopic levels of bleakness - threadbare tents whipping in the rain outside Tottenham Court Road Station as shoppers hurry past with shopping bags from Swarovski and Selfridges. It’s something that affects our...

QX Meets…Samantha Mumba

Words by Nick Levine Photography by Andrew Robles She’s been up and down, been going round and round, but Samantha Mumba is coming back to London for a performance at Mighty Hoopla festival this Saturday. Somewhat improbably, it’s been nearly 20 years since the Irish singer-songwriter racked up an enviable run of pop/R&B hits with enduring bops including ‘Gotta Tell You’, ‘Always...

K-Pop star Sunmi broke the internet last night with her “LGBT” comment

With its millions of adoring fans, formidable streaming numbers and unprecedented video budgets, K-Pop has more than proven its clout on the worldwide stage. Formerly a phenomenon specific to East Asia, it's recently put the fear of god into confident pop stars like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, as a rise in listeners looking further afield for their pop fix...

Trump totters to Trafalgar Square in heels and pink tights

Today London is bustling with protesters, all coming together to protest the arrival of President Donald J Trump in the English capital. Effigies of the US President are on display across the city, with a 16-foot model nicknamed "Dump Trump" standing tall in Trafalgar square which has the president sitting on his infamous golden toilet. Flying over Parliament Square...

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