The upstairs bar is fun for a warm-up drink, but the basement is where the club action happens. Formerly and still commonly known as Vogue Fabrics, this bijou Dalston basement hosts drag and spoken word events as well as genre-spanning club nights and parties. VFD has the chutzpah to host club nights with names like Cuntmafia and Sassitude, but never takes itself too seriously.
From decadent glam parties to burly bear havens, here are a brace of British clubs and club nights pushing inclusivity, body positivity and an outrageous good time. The good news is that this is a scene used to fighting for its right to party. Some are established scene mainstays, others are just a handful of parties old, but all guarantee an outrageous good time.
The UK is one of the best places to be gay thanks not only to laws protecting and promoting equality, but a fairly liberal-minded population. Saying that, there are definitely some cities that offer more for the gay traveler than others… Jan 04, One of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world also happens to be one of the most gay friendly. But before you plan your getaway to the United Kingdomallow us to suggest our top five picks for being gay and away in the UK — see what we did there!
Photo courtesy of Gaymers Inc. Broadly speaking, the late pop icon was giving good advice: though LGBTQ hate crime in London is on the risethe capital is still a place where you can spread your big gay angel wings and find your tribe. One growing queer tribe is Gaymers Inc.
This week, developers backed by investors from Malaysia and Singapore gave the club three months to wind up after its owners lost a court appeal. Forty jobs will go at the club, which has been operating for 19 years. We are one of the few venues serving the plus community.
A gay village also known as a gay neighborhoodgay enclavegayvenuegay ghettogayttogay districtgaytown or gayborhood is a geographical area with generally recognized boundaries, inhabited or frequented by a large number of lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT people. Gay villages often contain a number of gay-oriented establishments, such as gay bars and pubs, nightclubsbathhousesrestaurantsboutiques and bookstores. Such areas may represent a LGBTQ-friendly oasis in an otherwise hostile city, or may simply have a high concentration of gay residents and businesses.
The Office for National Statistics has collected data between and on the UK's gay, lesbian and bisexual population. Britain's 'gay capitals' have been revealed after sexual identity was analysed by the Office of National Statistics. Six of the 10 boroughs with the highest relative lesbian, gay and bisexual populations revealed to be in London, and Manchester was also high up on the list.
Should you be in them? Will men try to touch you? Is the music as good as they say? The Guyliner tells you everything a hetero bro needs to know about his friendly neighbourhood gay bar.
On a Saturday evening in early October last year, I found myself admiring the view from the vertiginous R2L restaurant in downtown Philadelphia. Before arriving, I have to admit that my knowledge of Philadelphia was pretty scant. The show is set in the city and basically served as my only other reference point.