Stephen Fry calls for Camden LGBT venue to re-open
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Broadcaster Stephen Fry has backed a campaign to re-open a famous LGBT pub and cabaret venue in Camden.
Campaigners hoping to save the Black Cap pub in Camden High Street will be holding a protest at the weekend.
The comedian and LGBT activist said: “The Black Cap has been part of London’s – and indeed Britain’s – gay and trans life for generations. It would be a cruel shame to see such a beloved landmark disappear.”
He added: “We can all celebrate shifting of attitudes, but the need for a joyously affirming space like the Black Cap is as strong as ever. We should do all we can to keep the old girl going.”
The Black Cap Foundation’s petition has been signed by over 11,000 people.
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Supporters include Paul O’Grady, Keir Starmer MP, and the Lib Dem London Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon. An anniversary protest to mark a year since the pub closed will be held outside the pub between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday.
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