New hopes for Black Cap as campaigners and owner reach agreement

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Black Cap Foundation and Kicking Horse to work together to find new leaseholder for iconic Camden LGBTQ+ venue, with Night Czar’s support.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Scotsman reviews (pt 3)

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My final set of cabaret reviews for this year, including Tomás Ford, Carla Lippis, Ben Hart, Elsie Diamond, Sweatshop and Phil Dunning.

Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Scotsman reviews (pt 2)

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Reviews of Reuben Kaye, Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman, Jon Pointing: Act Natural, Pollyanna, Cross Fit and Prom Kween.

The Not Television Edinburgh Awards 2017

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A collection of semi-reviews and stand-out moments misleadingly framed as awards cos that’s where the cultural capital’s at.

In praise of the weird: Panti’s Edinburgh Fringe Welcome Address

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Panti Bliss hails the Fringe’s original punk ethic and drag as rebellion, but has mixed feelings about critics and RuPaul’s Drag Race

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

More than half of London LGBTQ+ venues closed since 2006

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A new UCL Urban Lab report, highlighting harm to the community and paths to change, wins Mayor Sadiq Khan’s support.

9 fab pics from the British Library gay history exhibition

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Highlights from a new exhibition on UK gay history, including objects related to Kenneth Williams, the Gay Liberation Front, Tipping the Velvet and more.

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.