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The Black Cap

The Black Cap

By Damian Kerlin

Back in London Damian turns his attention to The Black Cap. A Camden landmark for over 250 years and one of London’s biggest and most famous LGBTQ+ spaces for more than 50, which closed abruptly in April 2015, due to the ambitions of the owners to redevelop the building into luxury flats. But what they didn't account for was our community’s resistance.


#WeAreTheBlackCap has been campaigning since to save the Black Cap given its place as one of the few remaining landmarks of historical, cultural, and artistic importance for the LGBTQ+ community, and ensure it is reopened as a safe, vibrant place of queer entertainment once again.


Speaking to Alex Green, the founder of the #WeAreTheBlackCap campaign and the gorgeous drag legend herself, Mrs Moore, Damian unpicks the history of The Black Cap and what was it about this local boozer that left the community wanting more.


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