LGBT

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,…
The magic of Martha

The magic of Martha

Martin Edward Pugh (aka Martha) died of a brain tumour on 1st April 2022. He was a legendary London club kid, party animal, QX legend and for many years, my…
David Stuart

David Stuart

David Stuart, queer activist, lecturer, therapist and addiction specialist has died. The globally respected advocate for progressive sexual health strategies and specialised LGBTQ+ approaches to treatment was the leading expert…
Manumission Motel

Manumission Motel

Any hedonist who raved in the ‘90s will be familiar with the Manumission and the club’s infamous creators, Mike and Claire. Over 14 years, over 1.5 million people partied at…
Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade Aka Susana Ventura is a performance artist, author and experimental theatre practitioner. She’s been kicking against conformity since the ’60s. Penny’s kept her radical roots, refused to censor…
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. It is highly likely that Reynhard Sinaga used the drug to spike and then rape,…
Stephen Port, the Met and murder

Stephen Port, the Met and murder

The Stephen Port victim inquests heard of the Met’s ‘institutional homophobia’. It’s not our first time at this rodeo. Dennis Nilsen and Colin Ireland were prolific serial killers, enabled by…
HIV: Uninvited

HIV: Uninvited

Russell T Davies has provoked applause, discussion and grief with his new Channel 4 show,  Its a Sin. These stories need to be told and taught to a new generation.…
Porn stars and Prozac

Porn stars and Prozac

As the pandemic death toll rises, jobs crumble and confusion reigns, we’re spinning deeper into a mental health crisis. Lockdown experiences are having psychological consequences – including restrictions on funerals…
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,…