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Between Certain Death & A Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing Up in The AIDS Crisis : reviewed by Jonathan Kemp

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Reaching sexual maturity is an overwhelming enough experience at the best of times: worrying that everything is functioning properly and there was nothing untoward about what one did or how one did it; but for an entire generation, like myself, reaching puberty in the 1980s, that stage of our lives was made scarier yet by … Continue reading



I Know That He Loves Me

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  Autoheart are a London-based indie-pop group consisting of Jody Gadsden (vocals), Simon Neilson (piano, keys and saxophone), and Barney JC (guitar, bass, keys).  Not that you will see any of them on this fab new video directed by one of Queerguru’s very favorite directors Joseph Wilson. His take on the group’s new single I KNOW THAT HE LOVES … Continue reading



Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures : Adam Zmith reviewed by Jonathan Kemp

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Whilst not massively enamored of poppers myself –  they smell of old socks and give me a headache – my housemate’s a big fan, they’re delivered in bulk. So, during the first lockdown, when we were all trying to find ways to keep entertained at home, we booked tickets for Adam Zmith’s online lecture on … Continue reading



Meet the Queerguru Team : JONATHAN KEMP

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Jonathan Kemp has been one of QUEERGURU’s London Based Contributing Editors for some years now.  He is a disarmingly charming man of many facets, and we feel very lucky to have him as part of our Team Jonathan was born in Manchester in 1967, on the day the first Velvet Underground album came out. He … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp waxes lyrically about Gothic Opera’s new production of BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE

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  Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartok Porchester Hall, London, July 8th-10th ☆☆☆☆ In mid-March 2020 – which feels now like eons ago – I waxed lyrical about a certain dancer, Carmine de Amicis, in his role as Jokanaan in a dance-theatre adaptation of Wilde’s Salomé . Then Covid19 struck and a hurdle-track of lockdowns prevented … Continue reading



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