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October 18, 2013

With drugs causing collapses and deaths in south London, GSN reveals how Lambeth council may end up destroying businesses in an effort to save lives

The council in Vauxhall is bringing in a new licensing policy to crack down on drugs, which may end up killing the gay scene.

Gay Star News can exclusively reveal the real story of the new policy that many have feared could be the death knell for the south London nightlife.

The area, popular with the mid-20s crowd, is one of the most visited in London for gay clubs and bars.

But with two gay clubs, Fire and Area, operating a 24-hour license the council is concerned about the ‘culture’ this creates.

June 28, 2013

After a disappointing year, London Pride is back bigger and better with big acts, themed nights out, and a family day out

After the disappointment of London Pride last year, the England capital had to step it up.

But with a brand new team of organizers, this weekend is set to bring a new rainbow to London.

Several athletes will also be attending, with Pride supporting London’s bid to host the next Gay Games.

With 150 groups parading through the heart of the capital and attracting hundreds of thousands, it is shaping up to be one of the best Prides yet.

May 19, 2013

Club-goers took to social networking to report gunfire outside Vauxhall’s super-club Fire

Police are investigating reports of gunfire outside a London gay club early this morning.

Prior to a BBC report that said no arrests have been made and no injuries were reported, party-goers took to Twitter to express their concern.

Roland @RollsUK tweeted: The police cordoned off Fire in Vauxhall.’

@CheekyLondon wrote: ‘Loads of police and loads of forensics.’

Police were called to the scene around 4 am., but reportedly the perpetrators were not found.

March 28, 2013

Gay cabaret artists join forces to celebrate all things fat with beauty pageant Hamburger Queen

London cabaret acts, Amy Lamé and Scottee, have responded to a world where fat is under attack, mocking Miss America-style pageants with entertainment show, Hamburger Queen.

The gay duo explained in an interview with Beige Magazine, they were ‘sick of the negative portrayal of larger people’ and decided it was ‘time to celebrate more healthy role models in chub culture’.

September 25, 2012

London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern and QX magazine team up to 'roast' drag star Sandra in a hilarious night to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust

Legendary drag star Sandra is set to face a ‘right royal roasting’ in aid of an HIV charity in London.

The Drag Roast is being organized by gay magazine QX and pub Royal Vauxhall Tavern, aiming to raise funds for HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

The Whore of Hampstead Heath will face the wrath of her drag circuit friends as they deliver one hilarious story after another.

August 6, 2012

Contaminated drugs may be circulating in UK capital after death and collapses on gay scene. Plus another man collapses in gay Soho sauna on same night

Police are worried London’s gay clubbers may be offered contaminated drugs after one man died and three others had to be hospitalized in just one night.

As Gay Star News reported yesterday, the man who died and two others who fell ill were at gay scene venues in Vauxhall, south London – an area popular with clubbers.

August 5, 2012

Police are looking for witnesses and anyone with information concerning a death in the British capital. Two others hospitalized - one in serious condition

A man has died after a night out in a south London gay club in the early hours of this morning (5 August).

Ambulances were called to help save three men in Goding Street close to the gay club Area in Vauxhall.

The first was called at 4.08am to help an unconscious 25-year-old, referred to in the police report as male one, and was taken to St Thomas’ Hospital in serious condition.

In a statement made to Gay Star News, a London Ambulance spokesperson said: ‘We were called at 4am to Goding Street, SE11 to a man reported to have stopped breathing.

June 1, 2012

Forget the Olympics, be part of the other greatest (or gayest) sporting events of the year

If your dreams of becoming the next Olympian are slowly being dashed, there’s no need to despair.

Placed between the closing ceremony of the Olympics and the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, there is another London 2012 sporting event where little, or no, training is required and you still have the chance to walk off with a champion’s cup.

The sixth annual Gay Sports Day from British gay health charity GMFA and London pub institution the Royal Vauxhall Tavern returns on 27 August.