#WeAreTheBlackCap protest outside the Black Cap on Camden High St, April 18 2015

Victory for Black Cap campaign as developers pull out

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Community action scuppers scheme to turn iconic queer venue into generic eatery.

ACT UP et al, Trafalgar Square, June 28 2016

In dark times, queer spaces are a model for all spaces

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Queer spaces aren’t just about LGBTQ+ safety. They’re a glimpse of a better future for everyone.

My boyfriend is an immigrant T-shirt

A quick update

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  For me, the past couple of months have been very busy and rewarding in terms of my own work and, as for many people, very challenging and upsetting on a political level. This post is just a quick update regarding the former since, among other things, I use this blog as a tally of what I’ve […]

Detail from an illustrated map of Vauxhall by Robin Whitmore

What are queer spaces for anyway?

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The things LGBTQ people need from our public spaces has changed. But is it even possible for new models to emerge in London in 2016?

Kiki and Herb Seeking Asylum! (image wagz2it)

Review: Kiki and Herb Seeking Asylum! at Joe’s Pub

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The alt-cabaret superstars’ long-awaited return is a joy – and not just because Kiki’s legs wound up wrapped around my face.

Peggy Shaw in RUFF (image Michael Conti)

Review: RUFF at the Barbican

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Control vies fruitfully with vulnerability in Split Britches’ latest show, based on Peggy Shaw’s experiences of a stroke.

Jonny Woo prepares for the East London Lecture (photo Peter Fingleton)

EXCLUSIVE: Why Jonny Woo is moving out of London

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East London’s ringmaster can’t afford to live there any more. But the show will go on – starting with Woo’s verbatim-theatre history of the Shoreditch scene.

Stella aka Ernest Boulton, subject of the new play Stella by Neil Bartlett

Neil Bartlett on Stella – a Q&A for Run Riot

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An interview with the formidable queer storyteller about his latest project, a music-hall take on real-life story of Victorian cross-dressing.

Black Cap article for Kentishtowner

The Black Cap closure (almost) a year on – how you can help

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Nearly a year after the Black Cap’s unceremonious closure, its doors remain shut – from one perspective a slap in the face, from another a kind of victory.

FABULOUS RUSSELLA / RUSSELL (image © Holly Revell)

Holly Revell on her Transformations portrait series

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The London queer-performance photographer talks about her long-exposure portraits, which show artists in and out of drag in the same shot.