Cliff Joannou

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Looking Back at 25 Years of BDSM at Europe's Biggest Fetish Club

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

Why We Need Gay Sex Education in Schools

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

Trade was a sanctuary—a paradise of inclusion, unity, and belonging.
Cliff Joannou
10.22.15
Stuff

The UK Government Wasted an Opportunity to Enforce Same-Sex Sexual Education in Schools

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

A Human Rights Lawyer Describes What It's Like to Defend Cameroon's LGBT People

In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment because of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself to helping people find justice in a homophobic system.
Cliff Joannou
4.21.15
News

Is an LGBT School a Good Idea?

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

Now Isn't the Time for the UK to Cut Spending on HIV Prevention

Despite more and more young people being diagnosed with HIV because of a lack of information about the issue, the UK government announced ​devastating cuts to the national HIV prevention program.
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

One of London's Most Anarchic LGBT Venues Is Closing

The Joiners' Arms, ​is to close on January 15, 2015. It is, predictably, going to be swallowed by luxury flats. But East London is losing its beating heart of countercultural nightlife.
Cliff Joannou
11.4.14