GMFA: It’s time for Young Gay Men to ‘Think Again’ about HIV
In response to the increasing number of HIV infections amongst gay men in their teens and twenties, GMFA has launched a new campaign focused on raising awareness of HIV. The campaign invites young gay men to start thinking again about their sexual health and reconsider some of the things they think they know about HIV.
In 2012 there were more gay men... [Read more of this review]
Interview – Seek and Find
Eric Henry’s debut film, Seek, centres on Evan, a young, gay newspaper writer who attempts to shake off a lost love by taking on an assignment profiling Hunter, an alluring gay club promoter. Around the guys are a host of other twenty-something urbanites, all longing for the same thing – approval. Whether it’s by the in-crowd, the hottie... [Read more of this review]
HIV prevention – 30 years on and still more to do to educate gay men
Thirty years after the discovery of virus, new research from NAT (National AIDS Trust) reveals that gay men are in the dark about new HIV prevention tools, with knowledge among 16-24 year olds particularly low.
Less than half (43%) of the gay men surveyed were aware that PEP, emergency HIV treatment to prevent HIV transmission, can be taken up to 72... [Read more of this review]
Young Love in the cloisters
Sandel, a novel by Angus Stewart adapted for the stage by Glenn Chandler (creator of TV detective series Taggart) makes its London premiere on Tuesday 20th May at Above the Stag, having garnered 5 star reviews at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The book was cult gay reading from its publication in 1968, and fetched up to £1,000 on Amazon... [Read more of this review]
Bent America – Adam Joseph, Loverboy
By Paul Hutnick
Adam Joseph is best known for his underground gay anthem “Faggoty Attention”, however, the talented singer, songwriter, and producer is no one hit wonder.
In 2009 he was featured as a vocalist on Grammy-nominated producer Bob Sinclar’s album “Born in ’69″. His song “Can’t Stop” was... [Read more of this review]
‘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” 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 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
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!
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]
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