The Scottish Conservative Party has elected a 32-year-old lesbian, MSP Ruth Davidson, as their new leader. She's a former journalist, Sunday school teacher and enjoyed being in the Territorial Army before having to leave due to an injury. She lives with her partner in a rough bit of Glasgow's "West End".
BTW, that's not Davidson in the pic - that's bigoted lesbian, Julie Bindel who looks pretty similar so you get the idea.
We are delighted to officially announce what's happening at our event on Friday 25 November!
We'll be screening the UK premiere of Alexander Huber's ground-breaking film The Bareback Issue at around 8.30pm on Friday 25 November. After the screening we'll be having a panel discussion with Suzie Krueger (Hard On promoter), Peter Tatchell (Human Rights campaigner), Ashley Ryder (porn star, promoter, artist) and Matthew Hodson (GMFA). The panel discussion will be chaired by Queer Question Time's Stewart Who? who also knows the club scene inside out.
Afterwards we want a good old knees up and are really pleased to have Rich B and Moley DJ for us - expect anthems, fun and no f*cking attitude. Entertainment for a change of mood will come from the magnificent Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
We really want The Damaged (you!) to be there so do diary it and show your face - we'd love to meet you. Facebook invites and all that that shit will kick-off soon. We'd also like to thank everybody involved who is giving their time for free - we hope you can give us some time too:)
The GUTTERSLUT crew return for their annual GUTTERBALL - Saturday 19th November 2011, at Rhythm Factory, London!!
Dig out your WIGS, HEELS and GLOSS and dress in the most outrageous way....the GUTTERBALL is back and HOSTED by unique performance artist and SUPER STAR tranny tyrant JONNY WOO. The 2011 competition will run throughout the night with Woo dishing out the scorecards for the trashiest, dressed up Slut in "Dem Haus"!
Back at Rhythm Factory in London, the greatest Dj line up on the night will see:
In the Rave Ballroom:
HANNAH HOLLAND (BATTY BASS):
East London's rising star doesn't need much introduction. Hannah has rocked dance floors all over the world and has remixed the likes of DJ HELL and most recently PLANNINGTOROCK, to name a few. Head Honcho of Batty Bass Recordings, it was with her incredible Paris Acid Ball release last year, on that same label, that Hannah fully broke through as a producer, picking up love and plays from corners as diverse as Ellen Allien, Jesse Rose, Heidi, Danny Rampling. Batty Bass released their first long player at the start of the year, which picked up plaudits far and wide.
ALEXANDER PARADE (BUGGED OUT! /TRAILER TRASH):
From London to Berlin, Alexander Parade is one name you need to keep a close eye on. In the space of a year his forward thinking drive for real Techno and Sexy Deep House has already seen him share the bill with Techno don's such as Green Velvet, Hobo (Minus) and Matt Walsh (Turbo Records). He's one half of the driving force behind Dalston's underground Techno party " Techno In My Fridge".
Alongside GutterSlut residents PER QX, NIC FISHER and MISS CRYSTAL MC.
In the Disco Ballroom:
MC GAFF E (LIVE/DJ SET):
After an amazing impromptu performance for us in Berlin, Brisbane born GAFF E has been shipped from the clutches of the London psychedelic 'club kids' scene, with a swift sprinkle of stylistic kitsch performance attire. She's produced music with the likes of Thomas Bullock (Rub n Tug), Edu K, Kid Kenobi and Drugmoney, and has performed and DJed at major festivals including Glastonbury, Lovebox, Bestival, and Big Day Out (among others).
JOHN SIZZLE (GAY BINGO) AND MIAMI AND HER SOUND MACHINE:
One third of the Gay Bingo crew, JOHN SIZZLE has been a regular face behind the decks at GutterSlut and we love his high energy, italo disco sets and his beautifully extravagant looks. For this year's GUTTERBALL we've decided to team him up with GutterBall 2009 winner, the amazual MIAMI AND HER SOUND MACHINE. She's a multi faceted performer and style icon...what can we say....gurl..... she's fierce!!
Alongside DiscoSlut resident, RALF.
Line up: JONNY WOO, HANNAH HOLLAND (BATTY BASS RECORDS), ALEXANDER PARADE (BUGGED OUT!/TRAILER TRASH), PER QX (GS), NIC FISHER (GS), RALF(GS), MISS CRYSTAL MC (GS), MC GAFF E, JOHN SIZZLE (GAY BINGO), MIAMI AND HER SOUND MACHINE.
Hosted by JONNY WOO.
Visuals by PRICKIMAGE and the Dalston Gay Mafia
Advance tickets £10 from Ticketweb, £15 on the door.
GUTTERBALL Saturday 19th November 2011 10pm - 7am Rhythm Factory 16 - 18 Whitechapel Road London E1 1 EW Tube: Aldgate East / Whitechapel
Peter Tatchell has released a "Statement of African social justice activists on the threats of the British government to "cut aid" to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa." In it he calls for aid not to be cut for anti-gay countries but instead given to non-discriminating NGOs operating there.
You might have noticed we've been away. We're in Germany where The Bareback Issue, our new film, was having it's premiere in Hamburg - it has been received better than any of us involved in the project could have wished for and it got rave reviews. It's next screening is in Berlin where interest has been huge.
We'll be confirming the line-up of exciting guest speakers, chair and entertainment for it's UK premiere at the RVT on Friday 25 November later in the week. This event will be the official wrap party with the director (Berlin's Alexander Huber) and many of those in the film attending so expect a good old knees-up!
Why the RVT? The idea to do something on barebacking came from a heated debate last year on Damaged by RVT regulars, amongst others. We never expect Alexander to pull an award-nominated film out of the bag! So, as with everything on Damaged, it's of, by and for the Damaged so do please come along - it's a great excuse to get us all together, talk and have a party:)
We think it's a barn conversion and it's in some place called "Crouch Hill" which we're surprised they didn't use a play of words on for it's name.
Given its location, we imagine it's for local cock hungry gays who can forgive badly laid carpets. Whatever it's like or wherever it is, we bet it'll have a friendlier feel than the stone-faced put-upon near suicidal vending machine fillers at Chariots Vauxhall greet you with - seriously, you get there all horny and are met with the kind of deflating grimmace only a digusted born-again clap clinic nurse can greet you with before she takes your blood... roughly.
That said, we do feel for them and heck, it might have changed lately.
CONFIRMED: Fire has had another slap on the wrist from the licensing committee and has been forced to shut from this morning (Monday) until 15 December. The police were after blood but Craig had better briefs on... albeit probably covered in blood to but not what they were after... They'll move events elsewhere but probably across an invisible licensing line in another bit of the club.
The Lambeth committee paper detailing the hearing is great reading. The highlight is that the police actually managed to buy real cocaine. "Continue reading" to hear Fire's equally amusing statement which talks of doing some decorating whilst it's shut and how great Fire is for jobs and those living nearby - that'll be the bourgeois former squatters in Bonnington Square where we hear there's now a high suicide rate.
Area is rumoured to get away with a similar temporary closure when it's pulled up shortly.
SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2011 The RVT presents the S.L.A.G.S / CHILL-OUT Halloween Special. Get out those sexy halloween outfits, loosen up those vocal cords and join us for a scream at the RVT. Featuring an amazing special performance from "The Wicked Witch of the South East" aka The D.E. Experience and special sets from your resident DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs.