Monthly Archive: October 2017

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The Top 5 Theatres in London

Menier Chocolate Factory This 180 seat fringe venue has gained significant notoriety in recent years for producing hit shows like Funny Girl, Sweet Charity and A Little Night Music – all of which transferred to the West End. The Chocolate Factory only opened in 2004 in its current incarnation but has quickly become one of...

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The German Obsession with Beer

The production of beer in Germany is so prolific that picking up a bottle of standard, but still excellent, pilsner from your local shop remains alarmingly cheap. Beer, it’s as German as a man in lederhosen eating a bratwurst. Pipped to the top spot by only by Austria and the Czech Republic, Germans are the...

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The Changing Face of Gay India

While a decade ago gay venues were incredibly scarce, perhaps a dozen across the country, today they are prolific, openly advertised and held without contention. There’s no question that India is one of the most frenetic and beguiling nations on earth. A melting pot of natural beauty, ancient religions, sublime foods and superb architecture. However,...

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Top Paris Museums

The Louvre It will come as no surprise that the world’s largest museum takes the number one spot. The building itself is as famous as the stunning collections it houses and was originally a fortress constructed in the 12th Century. Today its famed for displaying some of the most iconic pieces of art on the...

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80% Fall in HIV Diagnoses at Europe’s Largest Clinic

Europe’s largest sexual health clinic has seen an 80% reduction in HIV transmissions. London’s 56 Dean Street saw monthly diagnoses fall from 72 a month to just 11 in September 2017. They are continuing to test the same number of people. Doctors are now attempting to emulate the San Francisco model and are rolling out...

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The Value of Gay Travel – Beyond the Beach, Beers and Bears

Despite my younger-self prophetically denouncing the idea of a gay holiday, I now fully recognise the value of travelling with like-minded counterparts. It’s a well-trodden trope by those on the right that if the LGBT community is able to celebrate their annual gay pride, then straight pride should exist. You know, for the suppressed, straight, white, middle-class...

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Egyptian Authorities Continue Crackdown on LGBT Citizens

The authorities in Egypt have arrested more than 20 individuals over the last 4 days as they continue their crackdown on LGBT citizens. According to Amnesty International, thirty-two men and one woman have been detained since a rainbow flag was displayed at a pop concert in the capital, Cairo, last month. It has also been...