Quick fraud heads-up. Crooks have cottoned on to QR codes - those square boxes you scan for more info or to link to a website. How? They're putting QR stickers on legitimate ads in busy areas - often for bank offers and other deals. Phishing exercises basically... Be warned.
On International Human Rights Day, this Monday 10 December, Londoners will gather outside the High Commission of Uganda to protest against plans for what is “probably the world’s most harsh and comprehensively homophobic law, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.”
Protest Monday 10 December 12 midday to 1.30pm Ugandan High Commission 58-59 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DX (by the corner with The Mall)
GMFA's FS has sent a really intersting article aroud about folks that post NO BLACKS or NO CHINESE etc on their profiles. Is this racist if we're talking about who you fancy? Read their article and decide for yourself.
DD SAYS: If you're putting stuff akin to No blacks, no dogs and no Irish on your profile you should also add narrow minded w*nker to it too. We avoid folks who say this stuff - it's a rainbow flag for a reason f*ckwits.
Monthly fetish / sex club Hard On is at the Union on Saturday December 15 with Santa, DJs Hugo’sland & Brent Nicholls and other treats and give-aways.Click the headline for more. Union is at 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall and it's in your gay London calendar.
What happens when a bitter old queen isn't invited to the party? Find out at the very adult reworking of a British Panto Classic at the RVT. It's on eight times in December with a VIP Christmas dinner option. Click the headline for all the RVT December dates to January 1st, including eight SLAGS Chill outs, a Queer Fayre, two Lipsinkers and all the regulars. Advance tickets for some events available from Ticketweb. Gay bar / club / cabaret Royal Vauxhall Tavern is at 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall and it's all in your gay London calendar.
Ever been to one of those HIV quick test clinics? They are appearing all over the place. They say the test only takes five minutes, which is true, but they forget to mention that after filling in forms and queuing 1) for the test and 2) for the results it really takes about two hours. Yawn.
Since a few months ago, HIV self test kits can be bought over the counter in the USA so we decided to check if they are available on the internet. They are. And they look like the ones they use at the clinics and they seem to work. Click the headline for what we found out.
It's Tonker at the Eagle every Friday with a special Tonker meet at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park on Wednesday December 12. And Carpet Burn returns on Saturday December 1 for the 2012 Tastiest Tranny Ball. It's a competition with £1,000 first prize. Profits to GMFA as it's World AIDS day. Gay club Eagle is open every night and at 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London. Click the headline for more.
Aidsmap reports a study of socially deprived US African Americans. They have HIV, most were on treatment and about half of them are gay. The study reports that "only 51% met the criteria for non-infectiousness set by the Swiss Statement of January 2008." This was thought to be due to irregular use of the medicines.Read more here.
"The latest HomeLet index shows that rents have risen an average of 6% across the capital in the last year, 16% in the last two and 32% since 2009. Good luck to you if your wages have increased at a similar rate."
After losing loads of bars over the years, we're pleased the owners of CXR have saved it by rebirthing it as something new. It was a mercy killing. We all read that Do Not Resuscitate label. Now, where as Vauxhall's Eagle rejigged back to a winning formula that makes it one of the friendliest little slut huts in London, Manbar is a whole new brand and it's promising to be great bar to have fun with your mates in without the Soho sh*t.
What's it like? We hit Manbar's official launch night and liked what they're trying to do. "Continue reading" for our first impressions...
Among the slick PR we got for Manbar was info on the owners, Charles and Az. This stuff is usually up its a*se flannel but we found it a bit interesting. They opened Pleasuredrome when getting a license faced hostility not least from the Met, tried various things so a bit of Soho history...
Anyways, we found it interesting and it's below...
This month's Hard On returns to its usual third Saturday slot with DJs Brent Nicholls and Hugo'sland sex shows, dark rooms, sling maze and more.Click the headline for what they say. Gay sex club Hard On is at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall London SE11.
Ever bought one of those cock casting kits and been bitterly disappointed? You can get them for about £40 but we have seen proud gay men reduced to tears when it all collapses in an undignified lump. Discodamaged have discovered a professional cock caster who can get it right and perfect at the first attempt.
Our intrepid reporters Jack and John went to try out Megan's new cock casting enterprise. It was fun and the results were great. That's the them in the picture and you can get yours too in a range of colours from black thru pink and shades of flesh to white. It could be the Christmas present sensation of 2012.
Here's how to get yours (or your boyfriend's).
COCK CASTING - Professional service. £150 each or COCK CASTING PARTIES, 3 or more at discount prices. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Berlin sister site has republished a controversial article about having unsafe sex that has appeared in Queer.de. We weren't sure about publishing it as it's bad to encourage unsafe sex. We publish the article for discussion.
So, "If two men want to have sex and one is HIV- and the other HIV+ but with undetectable viral load, can they have safer sex without a condom?"
Philip Schofield, who today give the PM a list of paediatricians he'd found on the internet and demanded action, got more than he bargained for when a blast from the past turned up, according to the net.
After giving the PM a list of people to investigate, Schofield was (not) joined on set by Gordon the Gopher from his days in children's television at the now infamous BBC.
Gordon the Gopher made shocking allegations according to stuff we might one day read on the internet: "Squeek squeek squeeeek Philip squeek squeek squeek" the Gopher may or may not have said live on air... Gopher translators on the internet could one day say Gordon alleged that Schofield had watched him being fisted repeatedly live on air and did nothing but laugh as he squeeked for help - "All Schofield did was talk about He-Man, Thomas the Tanked Up Engine (Saville?), Byker Grove and "that hottie Bacon from Blue Peter", nobody alleges.
Continue reading, it's shocking what you find on the net.