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30 years of Trade

30 years of Trade

The 30th anniversary of Trade’s upon us. The most infamous nightclub since Studio 54 is very worthy of the praise and cultural analysis that will greet its lurch into middle…
Lockdown Blues

Lockdown Blues

2020 has been grim for so many reasons, but 3 friends dying in the space of a month was particularly challenging. Kent James. Lana Vanzetta. Terry Franklin. They were all…
Mark Moore

Mark Moore

The culturally queer roots are often overlooked in the UK history of acid house. DJ and producer Mark Moore was there at the raving dawn. He played in the gay…
Judy

Judy

Renée Zellweger plays Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s biopic. If you are a gay man of a certain age, her impact and relevance is almost inescapable.  Like most kids who…
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 Prodigy

The Prodigy

Keith Flint, the iconic lead singer of The Prodigy has died aged 49. The Prodigy were formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 and are arguably the UK’s ruling dance act. …
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…
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…