Queer News

London Traffic Lights Get a LGBT Makeover for Pride

    Pink News –Pedestrian lights in London are getting a makeover for Pride with LGBT symbols being added to the traditional “green man” design. Around 50 lights at pedestrian signals at crossings around the iconic Trafalgar Square will be installed temporarily. The lights are inspired by a similar project which saw lights in Vienna transformed last […]

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London | Iconic Gay Pub Royal Vauxhall Tavern Gets Listed Status, Protecting it From Redevelopment Plans

  Good news for a change. Pink News reports: Iconic gay pub the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has become the first gay venue in the UK to be granted listed status – protecting it from redevelopment plans. The RVT is known as one of the oldest gay venues in London, and is renowned as the place where Lily Savage, Paul O’Grady’s […]

Fashion

Sibling Spring/Summer 2016 London

 “Jocks are bastards” was more or less the substance of the J.D. Salinger quote from The Catcher in the Rye that prefaced the Sibling threesome’s spring manifesto. But the show that followed was more pitcher than catcher, more wry than rye. If it was an ode to college football—complete with a handful of cheerleaders poured or laced into second-skin sportswear—you […]

Art Queer News

London Based Artist, Hormazd Narielwalla, Makes 2D and 3D Collages Out of No longer Needed Tailoring Patterns

Creative and super neat! The first word that comes to my mind when I look at these images of Hormazd Narielwalla‘s collages is ‘delicate.’ Hormazd Narielwalla will be resident artist at Margaret Street Gallery. During his residency he will make a body of work, which will first be presented at Collect, following a solo show in […]

Fashion Queer News

Meet New London Label Tephra

Our eyes out WIDE OPEN for new London labelTEPHRA “Tephra, derived from the Greek word “τέφρα” meaning “Ash” or “Broken by fire,” is a contemporary streetwear brand from Bevan Agyemang, drawing inspiration from nineteenth century Western Indian culture and relativism. With the first drop featuring reversible bomber jackets with pony on one side and silk on the other, […]

Music Queer News

New Music: London’s Bête Noire Says “Shut Your Mouth” And Are “Out and Proud”: Listen

  Bête Noire is brand spanking new, been together for less than 6 months as a full unit, so I don’t have much to say besides have a listen below. Singer David M Hargreaves tells me, “… We all currently live in London. I moved to London 3 years ago from a shitty, grey town called Hull in […]

Art Queer News

“David Bowie Is” Exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London: March 23 – July 28 2013

    “The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie – one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing […]

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New Punk Exhibition Opens in London’s Hayward Gallery: “Some Day All The Adults Will Die!”

New Punk exhibition opens in Hayward Gallery Opening today in London’s Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, new exhibition Some Day All The Adults Will Die! takes a look at the DIY punk subculture of the 70s and 80s. From September 14th to November 4th, you are welcome to walk the upper level of the gallery and […]

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Watch Fancy Manly Promo Video: “GIRTH” by Bearracuda: 2012 Tour Featuring DJ HiFi Sean of London

A FUN, FRIENDLY PARTY FOR BEARS, CUBS AND OTHER WILDLIFE. With notes of fruit, Funions and balls, Bearracuda presents DJ HiFi Sean (London).  Film by Leo Herrera. Keep up with all of  Bearracuda‘s parties and events at bearracuda.com Below is the smoking hot flyer for BEARRACUDA’s up coming party in London Saturday on October 13, 2012. Feast on […]

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LONDON 2012 – BBC OLYMPIC TRAILER

Totally fresh! This week the BBC unveils its marketing campaign and title sequences for the London 2012 Olympics entitled “Stadium UK”. The animation is directed by Passion’s Pete Candeland and the campaign was devised by executive creative director Damon Collins and a team of creatives at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R. The campaign is designed to […]

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London: Bitterly Un-Christmasy: Bourgeois & Maurice: Fa La La La La | 14 Dec – 7 Jan | Soho Theatre (Trailer)

Bourgeois & Maurice: Fa La La La La | 14 Dec – 7 Jan | Soho Theatre www.bourgeoisandmaurice.co.uk (www.gaytimes.co.uk) A gloriously unfestive christmas show Creeping down to the basement of the Soho Theatre, we finally got to see the Christmas show by Bourgeois and Maurice. And besides one song it was brillantly, bitterly un-Christmasy. Their […]

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Giant Pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang Arrive in Edinburgh

Traveling Pandas arrive to their new residence safely from China to London. The giant panda, or panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, literally meaning “black and white cat-foot”) is a bear native to central-western and south western China. The Pandas are on loan. The loan marked the beginning of a U.K.-China research program on the animals, and both sides have described it as […]

Music

Exclusive: Ronnie Spector Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Now is the time to rake in on Amy Winehouses’s death. I will be making memorabilia of Amy made from left over dinner scraps, paper clips, horse hair & phlegm (Just kidding). Ronnie Spector has released a spectacular version of the late Winehouse’s  ‘Back to Black.’  via www.rollingstone.com  I haven’t been this sad in a long time, about […]

Fashion Queer News

The Late Great Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Keeps on Giving

(via news.pinkpaper.com) Alexander McQueen bequeathes £100,000 to Terrence Higgins Trust The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen has bestowed £100,000 of his fortune to gay men’s charity Terrence Higgins Trust. The donation is one of four £100,000 gifts he donated in his will, this week. Other organisations who also received the sum are: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, […]

Art

Ever Thought How Odd Your Online Life Is? Rib-tickling Funny Video

Making fun of ourselves is fun, especially when it’s clever. This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: To promote Nico Muhly’sTwo Boys — “a new opera that lifts the lid on the dangers of living our lives online” — the English National Opera sent out an actor to perform familiar Facebook and Twitter actions IRL. Unfriendilarity […]

Fashion

London Tattoos: ALEX MACNAUGHTON Wants You for Book

AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR OF THREE BOOKS ON THE LONDON STREET ART SCENE, ALEX MACNAUGHTON IS EMBARKING ON HIS LATEST PROJECT. – LONDON TATTOOS SETS OUT TO DOCUMENT HOW TATTOOS CAN BE A REFLECTION OF LONDONERS’ UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS AND LIFESTYLES, THROUGH CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY. THE RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A BOOK LATER IN […]

Queer News

Witty and Powerful Way of Objecting to Prejudice”; A Kiss-in

Bring your Suzie chap stick or watermelon lip gloss and breath freshener, ’cause it’s going to be a good old fashion kiss-in, with a modern twist of same sex kissers. Shame on you London, I thought you were better than that. __________________________________________________________ Kiss-In Planned to Protest London Pub By Advocate.com Editors Gay rights activists in […]