June parties at the Superstore including Tutti Frutti, White Leather Viper Club and Bust Yo Nut. They are at 117 Kingsland High Street, Dalston and it's in your gay London calendar and http://dalstonsuperstore.com/Click the headline for more.
The Boy Scouts of America voted yesterday to allow gay kids to be part of their organisation. Before, if you came out you were kicked out. Scouts were taught being gay was unacceptable. The obscured video below, currently featured on PinkNews, shows what that meant for real gay kids in practice... This kid has gone on camp, plucked up the courage to come out and is told he has to get out.
XXL in June / July / August at Pulse. It's every Wednesday and Saturday with resident DJs Christian M, Alex Logan, Joe Egg and Mark Ames. Advance tickets for Saturdays available at the Discodamaged ticket shop. Pulse is at 1 Invicta Plaza, Sothwark and it's all in your Discodamaged gay Berlin calendar. Click the headline for details.
Fitladz presents Contact Cruise and Dance Party, Bank Holiday Spunktacular Part 1 and Amateur Strip contest at Barcode over the bank holiday. They are at Barcode, 69 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP and at www.fitladzclub.co.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
ICY GAYS returns to the ICA with another evening of genderfuck performances from the UK and beyond on Friday 7th June. ICA are at The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH and www.ica.org.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
London's best literary club night Book Slam at the Flyover with Jon Ronson, the poet Luke Wright and De'Borah. They are at 3-5 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL and www.bookslam.com and it's in the calendar. Click the headline for more
The police have launched an appeal after a woman was serioulsy assaulted after leaving Vauxhall's Union at about 5.45am on Sunday 14 May.
The victim and her friend had just left the club and were making their way home along Albert Embankment. A man approached them offering them drugs and . when they refused he seriously assaulted her. She needed treatment for facial injuries.
The attacker wasn't targeting people leaving this one club. This could have been anyone leaving any club in the area - please don't hesitate to help if you can.
"Continue reading for a description of the attacker and how you can contact the Met.
We have ten tickets to give away to the Bare Naked Foam Party this bank holiday weekend at Union 2. They are at 66 Goding Street, SE11 5AW in Vauxhall and www.nudityclub.co.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click here for more details.
We were reassured to hear George Michael wasn't driving the car he had an accident in recently. Why? It would have just been too too much after his various other accidents. Well, now it appears he wasn't driving but did cause the accident. How? He fell out of the car on the motorway at 70mph.
The woman who had to dodge him falling out of the car, and whose quick thinking saved him getting hit by other cars, say she was told he was trying to close the door as it hadn't shut properly. Terrifying for everybody. Glad he's alive. Seems he can do his own stunts from now on:) The police say “Investigations are continuing and it is going to take several weeks to establish exactly what happened.” More here...
The Kinsey Sicks, Americas's Favourite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet on their 20th anniversary tour, plus Miss Peppermint and Sherry Vine are at Pulse (XXL) all week. Advance tickets available at the discodamaged ticket shop (booking fee extra)
We're launching a new column: "Flirting at..." which goes in search of sex at the alternative niche venues.
First up, a review into something about advertising at the British Library...
Flirting at... Propaganda: Power and Persuasion at the British Library We thought we'd try this British Library venue's latest event. It launched Friday so we were totally looking cultured and cool to the other flirters. We wore a black unironed black t-shirt, curduroy jacket, black shoes, skinny jeans and obligatory going into town cock ring.
Our favourite made up man, Joy Scissor Hands, has started a beauty blog. He can speak for himself: "I've been wearing funny clothes and too much make-up for over 20 years. I've also managed to keep my daylight world together enough to run some of London's top hair salons and spas throughout, very successfully and very gorgeously. I do bang on, but there are nuggets of wisdom in amongst the mental stories, knee-jerk judgements and useless advice, read on darling, you could do a lot worse than listen to me."
Douche Bag: Spring Sting is at the Star of Bethnal Green on the next bank holiday. Twisted pop, trash guitar & gay4synth. They are at 359 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6LG and www.facebook.com/events/264230427054866 and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
London's original gay festival is back with ‘Pride in London’ to present Summer Rites Pride in Shoreditch Park at New North Road, London, N1 6TA. The website is at www.summerritesevents.com and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more details.
TheMenWhoFell2Earth is on at East Bloc on Saturday 22 June. Special guests JAMIE BULL(HomoElectric), SLOTHBOOGIE + HORSEPLAY host Room 2. They are at 217-219 City Rd, London, EC1V and www.themenwhofell2earth.co.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
We’ve upped our game. We had to decide what to do with Damaged lately. Despite our best efforts (run for a laugh, no poofing, no marketing, no office…) our readership’s hit highs of 30,000. However, our listings haven’t been good enough for that amount of readers... What to do?!