Cliff Joannou

Nightlife

This Woman Dressed Up as a Man to Sneak Into Berghain's Notorious Sex Party

Svetlana is a woman who loves watching gay men have sex. There's no better place to do that than Snax, but the night has a strict door policy: no women.
Cliff Joannou
5.7.19
Homelessness

London's Homeless Talk About Sleeping On Public Transport

We met the rough sleepers forced to take refuge on public transport, and the charity workers doing what they can to help them.
Cliff Joannou
2.7.18
Stuff

Bangers, Blowjobs and BDSM: Looking Back at 25 Years of Torture Garden Parties

What started out as a little night in Shepherd's Bush has survived tabloid criticism and multiple club closures to become the biggest fetish party in Europe.
Cliff Joannou
4.19.16
Chemsex Week

We Need Gay Sex Education in Schools Now More Than Ever

The school system is where we need to start educating young people about sex and relationships, because it rarely comes from parents.
Cliff Joannou
12.1.15
Stuff

A Fond Farewell to Trade, London’s First After-Hours Gay Club

It's where I did my first pill and met the man who would become my soulmate.
Cliff Joannou
10.22.15
Stuff

The Government Wasted an Opportunity to Make Same-Sex Sexual Education Compulsory in English Schools

A Parliamentary Committee made a sensible suggestion about making sex education mandatory in schools, so the government decided to ignore it.
Cliff Joannou
7.20.15
Stuff

We Spoke to Human Rights Lawyer Alice Nkom About What It's Like Defending Cameroon's LGBT People

In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment on the basis of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself – and her own finances – to helping people find justice in its homophobic systems.
Cliff Joannou
4.21.15
Stuff

David Cameron Can't Even Say the Word 'Gay' When It Comes to Sex Education

He's failed to mention gay students entirely in his reply to an open campaign letter calling for schools to teach pupils about same-sex relationships.
Cliff Joannou
2.16.15
News

Is an LGBT School a Good Idea?

Either way, it emphasises how bleak a prospect life can be for young LGBT people in Britain.
Cliff Joannou
1.16.15
News

David Cameron's HIV Hypocrisy

A few weeks ago, the Prime Minister went on TV wearing a red ribbon to talk about Britain's growing gay HIV problem. Now is not the time for him to cut spending on HIV prevention.
Cliff Joannou
12.16.14
Stuff

Young, British and Living With HIV

The new Public Health England report estimates that 24 percent of the people in the UK with HIV are currently undiagnosed. We need to start talking about it.
Cliff Joannou
11.24.14
Stuff

The Joiners' Arms is Closing and It's a Travesty

It is, predictably, going to be swallowed by luxury flats. But East London is losing its beating heart of counter-cultural nightlife.
Cliff Joannou
11.4.14
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