The police wore rubber gloves (part 3 of 3)

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What a sensational 1987 raid on the RVT reveals about the limits of 1967 reform and the ongoing fight for queer equality. Part three of three.

The police wore rubber gloves (part 2 of 3)

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What a sensational 1987 raid on the RVT reveals about the limits of 1967 reform and the ongoing fight for queer equality. Part two of three.

Detail from cartoon inspired by the rubber-gloves raid on the RVT © Cath Jackson 1987

The police wore rubber gloves (part 1 of 3)

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What a sensational 1987 raid on the RVT reveals about the limits of 1967 reform and the ongoing fight for queer equality. Part one of three.

How the Economist got it wrong on queer venue closures

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Blaming dating apps and social change is misleading and dangerous. Time for some myth-busting.

Simon Casson on Duckie’s 21st birthday

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A Q&A for Run Riot about middle-aged punters, neurodivergent cool kids and Amy Lamé becoming London’s Night Czar.

Q&A with Marisa Carnesky for Run Riot

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The maverick showwoman on the importance of underground education, art as activism and menstrual ritual for Christmas.

The Prime of Ms David Hoyle at Chelsea Theatre, September 14 2016, with David Hoyle, Simone Simone (Thom Shaw) and Prefect Ben (Ben Walters)

Why David Hoyle is the best teacher you never had

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A cabaret show I helped create, The Prime of Ms David Hoyle, explores alternative, utopian sources of education

Babies on stage at the Fringe

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Several Edinburgh shows this year feature infants and children. No kidding.

#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.

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.