Before the invention of hook-up apps like Grindr made finding some frivolous fun as easy as a tap and swap of addresses, gay men were left with cruising. Thanks to the criminalisation of homosexuality in the U.K (which was only legalised with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967), a culture of finding creative places to get your rocks off was born. And in London, there's no shortage of spots for a little bit of semi-private carnal relations. Don’t know where to get started? Emerging menswear label JORDANLUCA has mapped out the best seedy locales of the city, and for a good cause too.
Founders Jordan Bowen and Luca Marchetto are celebrating London's queer history while combatting the growing problem of homeless LGBTQ+ youth with this special edition Explore London t-shirt. From the Hackney Marshes to the Liverpool Street Station toilets, the back of this tee provides an alternative guide to London. Marking all the premier cruising spots for novices and expert cruisers alike. Supporting AKT (The Albert Kennedy Trust), all the profits from the sale of this tee goes to helping LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness or living in unsafe environments.
You can cop JORDANLUCA's Explore London t-shirt and support LGBTQ+ youth here.