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‘God Loves Queers’ at Bollox’s Non-Birthday Party ‘God Loves Queers’ at Bollox’s Non-Birthday Party

by Adam Lowe  The folks behind Bollox don’t celebrate birthday parties – they’re much too old for that! But this April, the sixth year since Bollox’s unholy creation, the organisers have decided to thank the Lord for their blessings. And quite rightly too. The impact of Bollox’s role on North West culture is visible in the region’s... [Read more of this review]


Bright Summer – Hot Streetwear Bright Summer – Hot Streetwear

“Bright Summer” is the name that has been chosen for the new Addicted Athletic and Streetwear campaign. Surely, when we think of our happiest summer moments certain images come to mind -  light, colour, bronzed skin and a fantastic smile that expresses the wonderful moments that one is living – probably the best of the year. The light... [Read more of this review]


Puffball Puffball

Puffball is a new production devised and performed by a new company of circus artists and a young LGBTQ cast (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) in collaboration with renowned artist Mark Storor. The show comes to Cast on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd May, directly following its world premiere performances in London as part of the Roundhouse’s... [Read more of this review]


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‘God Loves Queers’ at Bollox’s Non-Birthday Party ‘God Loves Queers’ at Bollox’s Non-Birthday Party

by Adam Lowe  The folks behind Bollox don’t celebrate birthday parties – they’re much too old for that! But this April, the sixth year since Bollox’s unholy creation, the organisers have decided to thank the Lord for their blessings. And quite rightly too. The impact of Bollox’s role on North West culture is visible in the region’s... [Read more of this review]


Bright Summer – Hot Streetwear Bright Summer – Hot Streetwear

“Bright Summer” is the name that has been chosen for the new Addicted Athletic and Streetwear campaign. Surely, when we think of our happiest summer moments certain images come to mind -  light, colour, bronzed skin and a fantastic smile that expresses the wonderful moments that one is living – probably the best of the year. The light... [Read more of this review]


Puffball Puffball

Puffball is a new production devised and performed by a new company of circus artists and a young LGBTQ cast (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) in collaboration with renowned artist Mark Storor. The show comes to Cast on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd May, directly following its world premiere performances in London as part of the Roundhouse’s... [Read more of this review]


Bent America – Jason Walker’s ‘Heart’ Beats Bent America – Jason Walker’s ‘Heart’ Beats

By Paul Hutnick Jason Walker hit the national spotlight with a winning performance on American TV’s It’s Show Time at the Apollo. Soon afterward, Junior Vasquez signed him to his label where they released two dance albums, “This Is My Life” and “Flexible”. From their collaboration, Walker amassed three Top 10 Billboard hits and was nominated... [Read more of this review]


Travel – Thank you for the music, Brighton! Travel – Thank you for the music, Brighton!

Voulez vous? And does your mother know? Bent’s own little dancing queen, Adrian Gillan, takes a chance on the UK’s queerest seaside resort, where – where else? – ABBA won Eurovision almost exactly 40 years ago, their undoubted springboard to pop mega-stardom! On one fateful night in April 1974, 40 years ago this month, an unknown Swedish... [Read more of this review]


Spring Awakening with Jimmy and Friends Spring Awakening with Jimmy and Friends

Jimmy Somerville, singer with Bronski Beat and The Communards, will perform an exclusive, short acoustic set at the National AIDS Trust’s flagship fundraising event, Spring Awakening, on Wednesday 14th May. Somerville will be performing classic hits such as Don’t Leave Me This Way, You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) and Smalltown Boy. The set will... [Read more of this review]


Anti-gay ban for Olympic Games Anti-gay ban for Olympic Games

Over 115,543 members of global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organisation, All Out, have sent a message to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach. Public submissions close Tuesday for reforms being considered for the Olympic Agenda 2020 in Monaco later this year. 52 Olympians also came together to condemn Russia’s... [Read more of this review]


Meet meat Meet meat

meat is a gay pinup print ‘zine’ featuring the very personal work of London based editorial photographer Adrian Lourie (adrianlourie.co.uk). An idea formed over a greasy spoon fry-up one hung-over Sunday afternoon, meat was inspired by BUTT magazine and Adrian’s desire to publish a printed magazine in the face of a culture dominated by online... [Read more of this review]


Travel – Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakesqueer hits 450! Travel – Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakesqueer hits 450!

Adrian Gillan visits Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. But was the Bard really bent? 450 years after his birth (23 April 1564) in Stratford-upon-Avon, the sheer humanity, scale and scope of William Shakespeare’s work continues to ensure a fame-beyond-words – and without so much as a twitter or tweet! Ironic then,... [Read more of this review]


Shirts for the boys Shirts for the boys

Andrew Christian is one of today’s hottest designers. For us gay boys it seems that his superbly crafted underwear is the only thing to wrap our most important bits in. The ranges he keeps coming up with (and the videos he makes to promote them) are always the next must see and have items to join the pants draw (don’t pretend you don’t have... [Read more of this review]


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