Get ready for the biggest LGBTQ+ night of the year!

GAY TIMES Honours 2022 sponsored by Meta Quest returns for a sixth year to recognise individuals and organisations that have a profound impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ people. 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 2022 and you should be too. Why? Because once again 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 2022 taking place?

We will be returning to our event home at Magazine London for a third year for a glorious night of queer excellence. 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 2022 celebrations.

When will GAY TIMES Honours 2022 take place?

General Admission guests: our huge celebration will kick start at 8:30pm for our general admission guests on 25 November. VIP guests: please refer to your invite for timings.

What is the theme for GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

All this year we’ve been looking back over the past 50 years since the very first Pride marches took place in the UK.

For GAY TIMES Honours 2022, we are transporting everyone forward 50 years to explore the future of queer nightlife and community. Future Queer 2072 here we come…

Photography by Moni Haworth

Who will be performing at GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

There will be a handful of incredible live performances on the evening. We will be treated to an electrifying set from Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo.

We’ve been obsessed with Tove Lo’s fifth studio album Dirt Femme (as well as her back catalogue of bops!), so we are excited that she will be bringing new material and some fan favourite tracks to her performance.

British breakout star of the year, Cat Burns, will take to the stage with her guitar for a special set. It will include her massive single Go, as well as other singalong anthems.

Photography by Adama Jalloh

We will also party into the early hours with a DJ set from artist and Drag Race France judge Kiddy Smile, who will be brining the Glitterbox party to GAY TIMES Honours 2022.

In addition, there will be special performances from rising star Keanan, queer Bollywood club night Hungama, spoken word artist Kai-Isaiah Jamal, and queer club collectives Cocoa Butter Club and Sue Veneers. But that’s not all… we have further announcements to come soon.

Who will be the host for GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

Flying over from the US of A will be Drag Race royalty Violet Chachki and Gottmik who will be our hosts for the evening. Expect gag-worthy looks, sickening performances and plenty of laughs. Loves it.

We also have a very special entrance performance that we can’t talk about just yet…

Who will be the winners at GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

We will be honouring queer people who have done incredible things over the past 12 months in the world of activism, music, drag, television and more. Our winners will be with us on the evening to celebrate in style at Magazine London.

How can I get tickets to GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

GAY TIMES Honours is created by the community for the community. We will be celebrating spectacular voices in queer culture and activism. Tickets for the event are free. General admission tickets will be available via Universe from 1 November and can be ordered by clicking here.

There will be a £10 donation to Amplifund, a philanthropic initiative created by GAY TIMES in partnership with the award-winning LGBTQ+ human rights charity GiveOut. Amplifund aims to amplify queer voices to global audiences and support LGBTQ+ activists around the world in their campaigning and media work.

The initiative has supported LGBTQ+ causes in Jamaica, Iraq and Armenia in recent years, helping empower local communities to continue the vital work they do.

What’s the dress code for GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

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 your best self! However, considering we’re speeding ahead to 2072 for the evening, if you want to lean into the theme of Future Queer, we are here for it.

How do I get to Magazine London for GAY TIMES Honours 2022?

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?

If you already have a ticket for the event, please read our attendee FAQs. For General Admission guests only: You must have your ?? code that is scannable on entry. If you do not have a QR code 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, and body diverse people first. Please report anyone who displays body/gender negative behaviour to staff. 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.