Grinding is an intoxicating experience. I was first introduced to it on the roof terrace of a bar in east London by my friends J and W. J launched the app on his iPhone and I got palpitations as the grid of portraits (ordered in terms of geographical proximity – your nearest Grindr user is posted at the top left) instantly unfurled itself across the screen. All these men, effectively coming on to – well, not me, but still… It is literally a sexy app and the overflow of that sexual potency, the decadence, sweeps you along on a wave of lust, regardless of who you are and what your gender or sexual orientation might be. I was reminded of the first time I entered words into the search criteria on Google, of the first time I downloaded music from iTunes – I knew I was engaging with a bit of technology that would alter things on a profound level. … [Read more...] about Grindr: a new sexual revolution?
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Even if you’ve never been to a comedy club, you’ve probably benefited from its effects. Every comedian you’ve ever laughed at on TV, or funny clip you’ve shared online, or classic joke you’ve heard – all of them almost certainly began in one. We offer a platform for diversity too, in a way that the loftier arts still struggle. We’ve still got a long way to go of course, but over 10 years ago it embraced a daft little queer like me with open arms. One of my first mentors who gave me one of my earliest gigs was the brilliant lesbian trans comic Bethany Black. She had an amazing joke: “How can I be lesbian and trans? I just really hate cock.” The last time I played the little room at the Glee in Birmingham, the main room was hosting a regular comedy night with an entirely black lineup, which was totally packed with an audience who were loving it. Which other industry is providing a similar service? … [Read more...] about Standup has thrived without subsidy but now comedy clubs need urgent support
What do members of the public think about the government's new face covering on public transport rule? MailOnline spoke to Tube users today at the Beckton Park station, which is on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) line in London, about what they thought of the new rule... … [Read more...] about So much for the new rules! TfL hands out 30,000 free masks as one in five bus and Tube passengers try to ride without face-covering risking a £100 fine today
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