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LGBTQ+ clubbing history podcast, Memories From The Dancefloor, returns for second season

The run of four podcast celebrates Welsh LGBTQ+ venues

Memories From The Dancefloor, a podcast that explores and LGBTQ+ clubbing scenes and history, is returning for a second season. The relaunch of the podcast...

Various pieces of artwork for Bronski Beat's 'Smalltown Boy'

Released on 25th May 1984, ‘Smalltown Boy’ launched the gay synth-pop band Bronski Beat into the charts and onto dancefloors with its glorious synths, hi-NRG production and Jimmy Somerville’s soaring falsetto, which sang a story of rejection, pain and escape. Here, with the help of musicians, its iconic video's director and others, Bailey Slater explores how, four decades on, it remains an unflinching anthem of queer liberation

When you think of the voices that defined a generation, the 1980s had plenty of options. From Sade and Sinead O’Connor to George Michael and...

Cormac posing in profile against a grey blue background. He's wearing an orange coat with a white hood and a blue baseball cap

With his new podcast, Queerly Beloved, Northern Irish DJ Cormac explores what it means to be a queer artist in dance music today. Interviewing contemporary figures about their histories of queer discovery, the Panorama Bar and fabric regular continues an intergenerational conversation surrounding the life-affirming moments, communal  experiences and enduring challenges of LGBTQ+ expression. Alongside an On Cue mix packed with HI-NRG anthems and Italo house, Marke Bieschke learns more

What is “queer music”? For some, the term recalls debauched downtown discos of yore, with unbridled backrooms, fabulous androgynes, and Liza Minnelli descending to the...

East London queer venue The Glory to close at current location due to redevelopment

The venue must vacate its premises by 31st January, 2024

East London queer venue The Glory is having to leave its current East London premises after nine years due to redevelopment plans. The LGBTQIA+ venue...

Gash Collective announces new compilation of Irish electronic music

Featuring Roo Honeychild, DJ Boyfriend, Roibï, E The Artist, Sweet Philly and more

Gash Collective will release a new compilation of Irish electronic music next month. 'GASH TRAX VOL.2' is due out on 24th April, and you can...

Jaye Ward with short cropped pink hair in a green, orange and yellow knitted sweater

Jaye Ward is a bastion of UK underground dance music, with a DJing career that stretches over 30 years and encompasses clubs, raves, squat parties and festivals of all kinds. Alongside a two-hour mix capturing the unbeatable energy of her Dalston Superstore residency, she chats to Ben Murphy about her eclectic music tastes, intergenerational dancefloors, and the pivotal role of LGBTQ+ people in club culture

What strikes you most when you talk to Jaye Ward is her endless passion and curiosity for music. This DJ’s expansive knowledge and love for...

Pioneering queer Black women-led sound system, Sistermatic, returns for Brixton street party next month

Teaming up with Nite Dykez, it will be the crew’s first party in almost 30 years

Sistermatic, the pioneering queer Black woman-led sound system crew, are set to return for their first party in almost 30 years next month. On Friday...

Legendary London after-hours club night Trade returns for a party in 2023

The historic LGBTQ+ rave will take over Egg London for another "super late" bash

Trade, London's legendary after-hours LGBTQ+ party, will return for its first party in a year at the start of 2023. Trade will take over King's...

Club Q

At least 25 others have been left injured

At least five people have been killed in a shooting at Colorado LGBTQ+ nightclub Club Q after an attacker opened fire in the club on...

Whole Fest

This year’s Whole Festival marked the biggest underground electronic music-focused queer festival on the planet, bringing together LGBTQ+ collectives, artists and ravers from around the globe. Marke Bieschke heads to Germany to find out how Whole has created a world of its own

In its fourth incarnation, delayed two years due to the pandemic, this year’s Whole: United Queer Festival is the hot ticket for LGBTQ+ folks from...

Queer clubbing community to hold protest to 'Save Kink Spaces' in Tower Hamlets next week

The protest will oppose "archaic" rules being forced on venues in London

A protest organised by parts of London's queer clubbing community is to take place outside Tower Hamlets Town Hall next week, under the banner of...

PXSSY PALACE announce debut festival, Overflo

"A celebration of queer culture" taking place at London's Burgess Park

PXSSY PALACE are set to launch their first festival, Overflo. The one-day gathering is "a celebration of queer culture" and will take place on Sunday...

Earlier this month, the UK's largest LGBTQ+ club night Sink The Pink hosted its last ever party at Printworks London. DJ Mag visited the Surrey...

Three decades of Trade: celebrating 30 years of boundary breaking LGBTQ+ raving

The fierce LGBTQ+ party Trade was the UK’s first legal after-hours club event, opening at 3am and closing at 9am. It laid the groundwork for a new on-and-on party culture, while its sexual and gender diversity was a forerunner for today’s queer club scene. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, and prepares for its 24-hour birthday party at Egg London, Joe Roberts speaks to some of its regular DJs, designers and founder Laurence Malice about Trade's boundary-breaking legacy

It’s Sunday afternoon, 16th March 2008, and the dancefloor of Turnmills is packed with dancers in varying states of undress. Watching over them, grinning maniacally...

UK’s largest LGBTQ+ club night Sink The Pink announces final event at Printworks

"No party can last forever," said co-founder Glyn Fussell in a statement

Sink The Pink have announced their final event at Printworks. After 14 years, the UK's largest LGBTQ+ club night will come to an end following...

Photographer Stuart Linden Rhodes, known mononymously Linden, spent the ‘90s capturing the queer clubbing scene in the north of England on his camera. Now his...

Throughout the 1990s, Stuart Linden Rhodes was a teacher by day and a writer and photographer covering the north’s gay clubbing scene at night. In...

Teenage bass music producer and DJ Moore Kismet hopes to flip the script on their scene, and showcase how power stems from breaking the mould...

Unicorns are famously hard to find. The majestic creatures symbolise magic, and in legends of yore, anyone lucky enough to spot one was rewarded with...

Body Movements, the UK’s first queer electronic music festival, took place in London’s Hackney Wick last weekend. Helmed by DJ Saoirse and Clayton Wright, and...

In the beginning there was the Beat, and the Beat was with Hackney Wick, London on Saturday, 9th October — as was the weather. A...

Unorthodox Events and Queer Rave are two club-nights that are creating new spaces for LGBTQ+ people in the drum & bass/jungle scene. Jack Ramage speaks...

The UK drum & bass and jungle scene lacks queer visibility. While issues like gender diversity and whitewashing have, in recent years, become the focus...

DJ Mag are providing sponsorship for a dance music-focused project

AZ Mag have opened the applications for their Creative Fund initiative.

Over the past five years, AZ have created a self-funded, award-nominated online community. Since...