April 28, 2020

The London LGBTQ scene is making the best of lockdown

Gay club The Chateau from south-east London recently live-streamed a version of their consistently chaotic club night U OK Hun, making "a massive hot mess party" with "go-go dancers, and rigging, with aerial performances”. Harry Gay, a support worker at the LGBTQ+ homeless support charity The Outside Project, started up Queer House Party with help from his roommates. The premise was simple – they would stream sets from their house-share in exchange for tips. Thousands of people soon joined in, and it’s now a weekly event. Gal Pals, queer dance party for womxn, trans and non-binary people, have hosted three fortnightly parties so far, and the plan is to continue until the end of lockdown and beyond. The people behind Knickerbocker have also gone online with "shonky and anarchic" party. NME reports at lengths about the LGBTQ-streams...