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The Black Cap Protest

Published: 18/04/2015

Drag queens, activists, patrons and passers-by have gathered outside London’s iconic gay bar The Black Cap to protest its recent closure. It was an affair as vibrant and fabulous as the cabaret performances Camden’s ‘Palladium of Drag’ was famed for hosting.

Speakers at the demonstration included drag queens Titti La Camp and Meth, who had both previously performed at the venue; Nigel Harris, Director of Camden LGBT Forum and Ben Walters, a member of the RVT Future campaign, which hopes to protect the Royal Vauxhall Tavern from closure.

Despite the great sense of injustice felt by the loss of the pub, the crowd of over one hundred people was still in good spirits, cheering on the drag acts, regularly chanting “We Are The Black Cap” (the event’s name on Facebook) and booing at any mention of the new owners, or anyone associated with its closure.

 

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