Category is… a night of queer excellence!

GAY TIMES Honours is back for a third year to recognise individuals and organisations that have a profound impact on the lives of LGBTQ people.

We’re continuing to celebrate becoming the first LGBTQ publication in Europe to release a landmark 500th issue, and calling this year’s event GAY TIMES Honours 500.

We will be supporting, celebrating and platforming queer people doing impactful, revolutionary and incredible work within the community today, shining a spotlight on the queer pioneers of tomorrow, as well as honouring those who have paved the way.

But if you think this is just another awards show in the showbiz calendar, think again. This will be the most vibrant and queer show out there, showcasing talent and voices that challenge the status quo.

As you can probably already tell, we’re very excited about what’s in store for GAY TIMES Honours 500 and you should be too. Why? Because this year it’s open to everyone. To find out who will be performing on the night, what you can expect from the show, and what the dress code is, read on to find out everything you need to know about the queer event you need to be at this year.

Where is GAY TIMES Honours 500 taking place?

After our massive celebrations in Liverpool last year, for 2019 we’re bringing Gay Times Honours back to London for a huge night of queer excellence.

This promises to be the biggest GAY TIMES Honours yet, with the celebration to take place at the capital’s most exciting new venue, Magazine London. The massive space – which is based right next to North Greenwich tube station – is backdropped by the city skyline and will play host to a huge stage for our performances, as well as bars and installations.

Magazine London is the sister venue to Printworks, so you can expect the party to really kick off when our very special DJ takes to the decks for our GAY TIMES Honours celebrations.

When will GAY TIMES Honours 500 take place?

Our huge celebration will kick start at 9pm for our guests on 21 November. That means you still have a few weeks to decide on that outfit…

Who will be performing at GAY TIMES Honours 500?

There will be a handful of incredible live performances on the evening by fully queer line-up. First up is none other than the world’s biggest drag pop superstar, Pabllo Vittar.

© Vijat Mohindra for Gay Times

The Brazilian queen will be flying over specially for the performance, which promises to be unforgettable.

You will have seen Pabllo Vittar grace the cover of Gay Times Magazine earlier this year (and was subsequently one of our most popular cover stars of 2019). With over 9 million followers on Instagram, a billion views of her music videos on YouTube, and having worked with pop heavyweights like Diplo, Charli XCX and Anitta, this is one queen you need to see live.

As for the very special DJ set we have planned, Honey Dijon will be hitting the decks into the early hours playing iconic anthems and keeping the queer party spirit well and truly alive.

Hailing from Chicago, Honey Dijon is a world-renowned talent famous for her cross-genre sets, as well as being a vocal advocate for trans rights and awareness as a pioneering trans woman of colour in dance music.

Rising star L Devine will also give a special performance following her fantastic year, while ALMA will be marking the release of her new single with a storming show too.

© Hunter Abrams for GAY TIMES

What’s more, there will be further sets from VINCINT, Jodie Harsh, Little Gay Brother, and BBZ.

It’s going to be huge!

Who will be the host for GAY TIMES Honours 500?

Flying in the from the United States we have comedian and actor Benny Drama. You will know him from his hilarious sketches on Instagram where he racks up millions of views each month.

The star has prepared a very special opening skit which we will share with you all, and will stay around the big celebration and main event into the early hours.

Who will be the winners at GAY TIMES Honours 500?

We will be honouring queer people who have done incredible things over the past 12 months in the world of activism, music, fashion, sport and more.

We will also have a very special Outstanding Impact Honour and will be inviting our winners along to party the night away with us all.

Honey Dijon

How can I get tickets to GAY TIMES Honours 500?

Gay Times Honours 500 is created by the community for the community. We will be celebrating spectacular voices in queer culture and activism.

Tickets for the event have completely sold out.

What’s the dress code for GAY TIMES Honours 500?

This isn’t your traditional black-tie event – we’re queer so it’s only natural we challenge the status quo.

Therefore the dress code is simply loud and queer. We want you to come along expressing your authentic self as boldly and proudly as you want.

How do I get to Magazine London for GAY TIMES Honours 500?

Getting to Magazine London is really easy on the tube. North Greenwich station is less than a 5-minute walk away, meaning you can get there via the Jubilee line.

As for getting there by bus, the 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472, and 486 stop at North Greenwich station.

There is also the option to arrive via car or taxi, but be aware that it is close to the O2 Arena and you should anticipate delays with traffic so give yourself plenty of time.

Is there anything else I need to know?

There will be full security and Magazine London operates an airport-style search upon entry. We advise you keep any bags as small as possible (clutch or handbag size), and if you do need to bring larger bags we suggest clear plastic backpacks.

With this in mind, please arrive by the advertised arrive time to get through security upon arrival. It will be swift – don’t worry. But we want to get all of you into the venue as quickly and safely as possible ready for the biggest queer event of the year.

You must have a barcode that is scannable on entry. If you do not have a barcode you will be denied entry. No exceptions. Please, charge your phone. What’s more, this event is 18+ so you must bring valid photographic ID.

This venue is fully wheelchair accessible

GAY TIMES is committed to protecting and celebrating queer people, trans/non-binary people, people of colour, underprivileged members of our community, body diverse people, and friends and family first.

Please report anyone who displays body/gender negative behaviour to staff.

GAY TIMES has a zero-tolerance policy for drug abuse.

People who require prescribed medications that appear as pills or insulin, please arrive with your medication clearly marked. We respect medication users.

For the enjoyment of all guests, including those who are of a shyer disposition, please refrain from any nudity or overt sexual acts.

All respectful signs of affection and love are welcome at the venue and party.

Any transphobia, misogyny, racism, body shaming, ableism, drunk and disorderly behaviour and physical violence are not tolerated in any form. Any persons exhibiting these behaviours will be immediately escorted out by security. Always act from a place of respect, kindness, and consent.