Opinion

NYC Downlow

NYC Downlow

Created to highlight excellence in homocentric dance music – vintage house, disco, soul and funk – the NYC Downlow was born at Glastonbury Festival in 2007. It’s a temporary, counter-cultural,…
Bravado by Scottee

Bravado by Scottee

Bravado is a show by the artist Scottee. It’s a memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999. I’ve known Scottee since he was a teenager, when he hit the…
The Masculine Prison

The Masculine Prison

Society expects strict behavioural patterns from both men and women, but gender isn’t strictly binary and on that sliding scale of biology and nurture exists a lesson for us all,…
Set me Free from GHB

Set me Free from GHB

GHB, GBL or G is an industrial solvent that’s often used as a party drug. The gays love it, it’s very unpredictable and it can kill. Despite the downsides, it…
Oh, the Horror

Oh, the Horror

Hammer  films, Fangoria magazine and the books of Stephen King proved a bloody education in thrills, special effects and adult themes. However, the grim reality of adult life proved more…
Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson

It was the early ‘90s when our paths first crossed. Lee was already an established legend when I started work at Trade. He’d be outside, working the guest list. I…
Athens

Athens

Greece may be going through some economic turmoil, but Athens remains a dazzling city that boasts the historic beauty of The Acropolis and wild nightlife for LGBT party animals, says…
Shopping and Fucking

Shopping and Fucking

Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking hit British theatre like a punch from an angry junkie. Twenty years later it’s been revived at the Hammersmith Lyric. Can it still pack a…