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

Black Cap supporters launch community buy-out bid

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Following the collapse of the planned sale of the Black Cap, devotees of the iconic LGBTQ pub hope to bring it into community ownership

RVT listing night group photo

What a difference a week makes

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Change doesn’t come from despair. Change comes from hope. And the listing of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the election of Jeremy Corbyn have given us hope.

The upper frontage of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Read our application to make the RVT a listed building

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Read RVT Future’s 30,000-word application, which I wrote, to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern the country’s first building to be listed for its LGBTQ heritage

Clockwise from top left: Diane Chorley; Trans Scripts; This Much; Ecce Homo; The LipSinkers; Sweet Dreams

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 round-up part two: drag/gender/theatre

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A wide range of shows at this year’s Fringe engaged with trans experience, gender and drag performance in varying ways with varying results

Clockwise from top left: Penny Arcade – Longing Lasts Longer; E15; Transformer; Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy!; K'Rd Strip – A Place to Stand; Tales from a Cabaret

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 round-up part one: politics and place

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Reviews of six shows that deal with challenging changes to urban space including Penny Arcade, Jonny Woo, Dandy Darkly, the Creative Martyrs, K’Rd Strip and E15

RVT Sports Day 1982

Check out these pics from the first ever RVT Sports Day in 1982

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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern charity event – home of the drag relay and handbag throw – dates back more than 30 years. See where it all began…

RVT Sports Day 2007 (Image Mike Molloy)

“Take your positions for the 50m mince…” Timberlina on the joy of RVT Sports Day

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The annual “uncompetitive competition” is the most vital symbol of the RVT’s longstanding community ties

Edinburgh Fringe 2014 stars on a poster

How to get five stars for a cabaret show

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Here are five questions to ask about a cabaret show. If they all get a ‘yes’, the show gets five stars.

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

Open letter from Black Cap campaigners to owners: let’s talk

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#WeAreTheBlackCap offers to work with iconic LGBTQ pub’s freeholders to resolve deadlock over shuttered venue

Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Top tips for the last week of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015

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Some titles to watch out for as this year’s Fringe enters its final stretch