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.

Amy Lamé photographed by Chris Redgrave at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for Historic England's I Am London exhibition

Amy Lamé is London’s first Night Czar

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The Duckie co-founder and Royal Vauxhall Tavern campaigner will work with City Hall to shape London as a 24-hour city.

Image by Adrian Kinloch

Four ways to resist the coming dystopia

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For a generation, two sets of values will struggle to control our society. We all need to do our bit if we want Openness to win.

Edinburgh 2016: mid-Fringe round-up

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It’s been a busy Fringe so far. Here are some of the best cabaret (or cabaret-adjacent) shows at Edinburgh 2016.

#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 […]