Following the enormous success of the recent daytime event TRADE: The Birthday - A Party For All Seasons in November, Trade's celebrated Christmas party returns on Saturday December 14th! Click the headline for a chance to win two pair of tickets.
Sink the Pink's Bad Santa Grotto on Saturday 7 December at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club at 42 Pollard Row, Greater London E2 6NB and Sink the Pink and Bourgeois & Maurice are feeling Santamental: A Christmas Spectacular! on Friday 20 December at Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, London E2 9DJ. Both dates are in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Holestar presents Sorry I'm A Lady - Festive Edition from 2 – 7 December at Vogue Fabrics. They are at 66 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB and http://voguefabricsdalston.com/ and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Alp Haydar's Christmas Kebab at Manbar on Wednesday 4 December, Wednesday 11 December and Wednesday 18 December. They are at 79 Charing Cross Rd, Soho WC2H 0NE and it’s in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Nudity's Naked Oil Wrestling Party is at Union on Friday 29 November. They are at 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP and www.clubunion.co.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Naked Boys Reading celebrating Derek Jarman at Vogue Fabrics is on Thursday 28 October. They are at 66 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB and http://voguefabricsdalston.com/ and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
School Dinners with Joe Dunthorne and Hollie McNish on Saturday 30 November at Central Foundation Boys' School. They are at Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4SH and www.schooldinners.info and it's in the calendar. Click the headline for more.
Warning: read this before viewing or you'll think you've lost it. This is a German video poking fun at their penchant for combing words to make a new word - where we'd use several they lob them together. If you've any German knowledge it's quite funny. If you don't, it sounds like a really posh dinner party.
If you think English makes sense though, you're wrong. If you know any foreigners it's worth making them read this so they actually understand what the hell we mean when being polite.
Sleazy Michael presents a panel discussion CHEM-SEX Danger in our bedrooms, our lives our communities at the RVT on Thursday 21 November. They are at 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY and http://rvt.org.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Just as local councils seek to strangle the night-time economy with archaic opening hours, the tube has finally agreed to open all night Friday and Saturday nights From autumn 2015 Piccadilly, Victoria, Central, Jubilee and Northern lines will run from Friday morning until Sunday night.
The RMT's Chief, Mr Bob Crowe (pictured mid-negotiation) has long fought any changes claiming they'll bring about the end of the world.
The changes come as TFL also announced that all ticket offices will be closed and staff forced to work on on the concourses and platforms like they do in Apple stores. Yip, it'll just be like Apple.
Sadly this probably means there will be constant strikes until then. It's a shame this happens now just as London gets hit with the Paris effect - whereby everywhere's become so residential with posh folks that venues get complained out of existence thus killing the very thing that made them move there in the first place.
Prepare for Bob Crowe finally losing the plot and unzipping himself.
This month’s Hard On with a French flavoured sex show is on Saturday 23 November. They are at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall (next to Chariots Sauna), SE11 7TP and www.hardonclub.co.uk and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
TheMenWhoFell2Earth 3rd Birthday featuring Jim Stanton (Horse Meat Disco) on Saturday 23 November at East Bloc. They are at 217 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Vogue Fabrics' diary dates for November including Drunk in Vogue and Fagz. They are at 66 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB and http://www.voguefabricsdalston.com/and it's in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
Hot Indie Boy Rock N Roll plus Trade DJ Malcolm Duffy on a Bender! at Dalston Superstore. They are at 117 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB and http://dalstonsuperstore.com/. All dates are in the gay London calendar. Click the headline for more.
The Commonwealth and our attitude to it shames this great country of ours.
We know that already! Articulate it an amusing fashion... OK, The Commonwealth is the one high minded thing that came out of our colonial past we could be proud of... As youv'e guessed the principles it espouses are spat on by most of its leaders who like the respectability afforded them by big summits but none of the principles behind them.
Worse, UK plc doesn't really give a f*ck about the lack of human rights and especially that dreary old gay rights stuff. Apparently it's better to go along, smile, do the photos and 'challenge' dodgy leaders face to face and engage with those who tell you to your face they don't give a f*ck - witness William Hague right now in Sri Lanka. It's how we imagine our ministers to behave when they're bringing up the issue of Chinese human rights... whilst rimming the arse out of some Tiananmen murderer who now has cash to invest.
Well, we're shouting at the keyboard now so we'd better hand over to somebody with a better handle on this... and who actually does something about it. Yip, please continue reading for the facts on this from Peter Tatchell - our man of the year. Used to find him quite annoying till we realised he's usually bloody right!
Handsome celebrates its first birthday with US house legend Robert Owens playing an extended set at East Bloc on Saturday 16 November. They are at East Bloc, 217 City Road, EC1V 1JN and it's in the gay London club. Click the headline for more.