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Drag Race queens join fight to save London gay bar The Black Cap

Drag Race queens join fight to save London gay bar The Black Cap

Latrice Royale on RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are helping to save one of the most iconic London queer venues.

Latrice Royale, from season 4, and Morgan McMichaels, from season 2, joined together to call for lovers of drag around the world to sign a petition to save The Black Cap in Camden.

Closed without warning on 12 April, it is expected the owners are trying to turn the building into luxury flats.

Latrice described it as ‘one of the pillars of the community’.

‘That is family right there for me. When I was there, it was my home away from home and we had a beautiful holiday celebration there,’ she said.

‘It’s legendary’.

And Morgan said it was the first bar she ever went to in London.

‘So many fierce English and Scottish girls are there, and drag is just blooming in the UK so we have to save somewhere that lets the girls perform,’ she added.

They both urged fans to raise awareness by using the hashtag #WeAreTheBlackCap, wear black caps in solidarity and sign the petition. Over 4,000 have signed so far.

GSN was at the protest on Saturday, and fellow drag queen Meth – who produced shows at the venue – was furious.

‘I don’t think there’s been this much uproar in the past,’ she told us. ‘We’ve had a few venues close in the past year – but this is the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.’