We've written dozens of these "According to a new report..." pieces whereby we marvel at somebody gettinga grant to establish the bloody obvious - but with peer reviewed papers and white coats etc. Anyways, folks who start smoking cannabis at a young age rot their brains - yes, old stonerswho started young are less smart AKA dull bores whose brains have a prediliction for conspiracy theories.
I think anybody who has ever lost a friend to cannabis can testify to that - the spliff ash burn marks on the clothes, incredibly dull conversations, daytime TV addiction. The only thing in which they excel is their near autistic/ encyclopaedic knowledge of 24 garages and the art of getting cereal packets through that tiny hole they use at night.
Click the headline for all XXL dates to New Years Eve including Sumer Rites Sep 2, 12th Birthday Sep 15, Octobearfest, Halloween, Guy Fawkes, World Aids Day and Christmas. Gay London club XXL is every Wednesday and Saturday at Pulse, 1 Invicta Plaza, London. All the dates are in your gay London Calendar and advance tickets always available by clicking our Ticket Shop (top right) or just click here.
Trade are celebrating their 22nd birthday on Saturday October 27 at an undisclosed warehouse location. The only thing we know is that Christian Smith will be there, £12.50 tickets are sold out but there are still some £15 tickets click here(£2.25 booking fee applies).
HAF, the Hot August Fringe, is still in full swing at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with a short break this weekend for a double SLAGS chill out and the GMFA / RVT Sports Day as the healthy option on Monday 27. "Never mind the Olympics – Gay Sports Day is coming" - you can see that man. Click the headline for more on the sports day. Click here for full RVT and HAF listings. Gay club / bar / cabaret venue RVT is at 372 Kennington Lane, London.
Have you got your gay London Bank holiday sorted? Have you seen Discodamaged's new ticket shop? You can get advance tickets any time by clicking the Ticket Shop image at the top right. Here's what's there for the bank holiday: Thursday Society at Lo-Profile £4 Friday Playtime at Lo-Profile £8 , Onyx at Area £6 Saturday XXL at Pulse £8, Toybox 3D at Covert £10, Sunday Beyond Bank Holiday Special at Area £10, Later at Fire £8, We Party London: Hi Japan at Coronet £10, As One - Legends Of London at Fire & Lightbox £10, Monday Beyond Recharged at Area £10 , Later Xtra at Fire £5 Advance tickets available at https://www.discodamaged.com/shop.html (booking fee apply) And there's lots more in the great gay London calendar.
Listings for Dalston Superstore to September 8, including Bank Holiday Banjee, Ripped and Chicken All Day Sizzler.Click the headline for full details and they are all in that gay London calendar. Gay club Dalston Superstore is at 117 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB.
You might recall the story we ran about the holiday from hell our readers had with Mantrav, a gay holiday company. Well, according to reports the police have arrested one of the companies directors following harrassment claims.
The Met say "On 31 March, police received an allegation of harassment from a man aged in his 30s. The decision was subsequently taken to launch an investigation and, on 17 July, a 72-year-old man was arrested. He was bailed to return to a central London police station - next due 20 September - pending further investigation. Enquiries continue."
If the man is charged the police will confirm his name. As far as we know, despite many allegations against the company which it strongly denies, Mantrav is still trading.
Bars in Islington are facing a new "night-time" tax. Basically something called the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 allows councils to charge licensed premises open between midnight and 6am a levy, to help cover the cost of policing. It's £300-£4,440.
In Vauxhall most of the bars and clubs voluntarily agreed to contribute to Vauxhall One - it's aiming to look after the place and make it all nice.
Tip #67. If you're a man. on a busy plane and want an upgrade make sure you sit next to children, preferably unaccompanied. As all men are considered paedos many airlines will now move you. If there are no more seats you'll get a free upgrade! Works on BA, Virgin and many other airlines. If they're your children just deny it and you can still get the upgrade. Yay!
Pink News reports "With a week to go before the verdict in the Pussy Riot trial, the Mayor of Reykjavik Jon Gnarr has donned a pink dress and danced to the band’s music on a float at the city’s gay pride festival."
"According to a new report"... gays and lesbians are seven times more likely to take drugs and binge drink than straight people. Lesbian & Gay Foundation and the University of Central Lancashire did the research and collated data from 4,000 LGB people between 2009-2011. When asked if they'd taken drugs in the past month 35% said hell yes. That's seven times more than straight people.
Why? We'll, as usual there's plenty written about our low self esteem and self destructive self loathing which sounds like a funding pitch to me. We say sure that's out there but it might also have something to do with us earning more and not having kids. Do the math: more money + more time = more going out. Can I get a grant please?
Hard On summer sleaze party is next Saturday August 18 with DJs Zoltan Junior, Brent Nicholls , Hugo’sland and all the usual cruisey sling maze, dark rooms, wet area, glory holes ... Gay sex club Hard On is at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall SE11 7TP.