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DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL ABOUT HIV STATUS

Michael Lucas, the gay porn producer, offers a new solution to cutting HIV rates and stigma around the condition…  Here’s a sentence I never thought I would write: I’m in favour of a ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. Not in the military, of course — those days are behind us — but in the bedroom. What I’m talking about, specifically,...

THE COST OF LOVE (18)

From first-time filmmaker Carl Medland, this beautifully shot British movie has an intriguing mix of jagged comedy and internalised drama. It centres on 28-year-old Greenwich escort Dale (Christopher Kelham) who walks on the dark side, role-playing with his mostly older-man clients and worrying about what will happen to his career when he hits 30. Meanwhile, his best mate (Valmike Rampersad) is...

STAG NIGHT

Launched three years ago as a dedicated space for new gay writing, Victoria’s Above The Stag Theatre has spent the last 36 months pulling in enthusiastic crowds whilst championing fresh talent and garnering rave reviews. Chris John caught up with artistic director Peter Bull ahead of next week’s birthday performance… Congratulations on an eventful three years. You’ve had sell out...

BEADLE’S ABOUT!

He may be one of London’s busiest writer-directors. But Rikki Beadle-Blair still found time to talk to David McGillivray about his new play, Shalom Baby, which brings together black, gay and Jewish people at the start of the Holocaust... Have I torn you away from rehearsals? No, it’s a break. Don’t worry. Are you writing and directing as usual? I am, yes, and...

THE NEW YORKER

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” shouts the iconic anthem for a city that never sleeps. It’s a place where people come to make their dreams come true, or have them crushed at any moment.… I’ve had a lot of wild and crazy nights in this city. My fond memories are buried within the walls of...

RADIO GAYDAR

GaydarRadio is ten years young!… From a tiny bedroom in Twickenham to the lofty heights of Gaydar Towers, it’s come a long way… baby! Since its launch the likes of Lady Gaga, Jackie Collins, Taio Cruz, The Gossip, Calvin Harris, John Barrowman, Louis Spence, Tom Ford, Colin Firth, RuPaul, Kelly Rowland, Scissor Sisters and The Saturdays (pictured) have all graced...

IRAQ’S UNWANTED PEOPLE

Xav Judd investigates the plight of the Middle East’s gay refugees… A man gazing over the whitish-beige historic city of Damascus may consider himself blessed by the gods, such is the idyllic nature of the view. And yet, underneath the azure blue skyline of the Syrian capital is a grim reality: life is anything but a fairytale if you are...

SATAN HATES YOU (18)

Deranged black humour makes this cheesy horror spoof worth watching, even if its message is completely muddled. It centres on two “sinners”: Marc is a gay man who brutally attacks anyone who hints that he’s gay; Wendy is a slut who hasn’t a clue who fathered her unborn child. But while both are being manipulated by a pair of overacting cartoonish...

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER!

Alan X talks to DJ Fredi Dimanche... Why did you become a DJ? As a three year old, my mum remembers me locking myself in for hours listening to French disco! My first professional DJ gig was at SIN playing French pop and then R’n’B five years ago. Who are your DJ and producer idols? Mark Knight and DJ Chus as producers....

SYDNEY SO GOOD!

Rod Lay explains the inescapable allure of Australia’s most famous city… Sydney means many things to people – there is the obvious - the sunshine and weather and the beaches, to others there is the laidback attitude and lifestyle, or the food and wine, the diverse cultures, while some just love the sexual opportunities that this “Sin City” has to...

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