They survived homophobia and Thatcher. But is gentrification now sounding the death knell for gay clubs and pubs? We meet the artists battling to save them. Each performer was wearing an architectural model on their head, and instead of lip-syncing, they were reading out snippets of planning and licensing documents. The event had been organised by the architecture academics Ben Campkin and Lo Marshall as a riff on the famous Beaux Arts Ball in New York, at which attendees dressed as the Chrysler building and the Waldorf Astoria hotel. They have been analysing the changing landscape of the queer community in London since , and dragged up once again in front of the press at the Whitechapel Gallery to mark the opening of Queer Spaces: London, s—Today.
LGBTQI+ guide to London
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This is the London gay guide by Nighttours. London has to be one of the most attractive cities in Europe for the gay visitor: a vast amount of bars, cafes, clubs, restaurants and theatres, all located in the historic centre. The main gay area has to be Soho , just west of the West End, where all theatres are located and north of China Town. Main gay street is Old Compton Street , where many bars are located.
More Than Half of London's Gay Pubs, Clubs Have Closed in Last Decade
The Culture of Pride celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Polari — a term given to an English dialect that combines elements of Romany, Latin, rhyming slang, circus backslang and criminal cant — originated as far back as the 16th century. Bourne learned Polari as a young man in the s. To the casual English-speaking observer, it would be difficult to identify that Polari speakers were using English. Some may have recognised the dialect as part of the effeminate gay male stereotype, but the actual meanings of the words were indecipherable to the uninitiated.
Over the past several months, countless events around the world have had to be cancelled or postponed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pride in London , one of the longest-running Pride events in the country, was due to take place on Saturday 27 June. However, in May, its organisers announced that it was to be postponed till