drugs

Shoehorn

Shoehorn

Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger,  Whitney Houston- we know the names of the famous, who lost their lives through addiction. But every day, people without a high public profile battle with…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
The Clinic

The Clinic

The Clinic is a new play by Patrick Cash. Written with unprecedented access to Soho sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street, it’s shaped by verbatim transcript, creative work and spoken…
Hotwired

Hotwired

My first physical encounter with the world of leather and fetish was at the smoky circus of S&M known as The Colherne in Earl’s Court. Located at 261 Old Brompton…
It’s Vauxhall Question Time

It’s Vauxhall Question Time

This Thursday 23rd, I’m chairing It’s Vauxhall Question Time – 2015 Election Special (live from The RVT). Will we lose this precious venue? Is Vauxhall still the LGBT party hub…