Projects: LGBTIQ+


Since 2018 we have been collaborating with The Outside Project on multiple projects that supports the LGBTIQ+ community here in Camden.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, we hosted a weekly safe & sober social space on behalf of the group. The session was called 'Outside In', and attendees received professional advice and guidance from various organisations in addition to a quiet space for meditation, reading and relaxing, arts & crafts, cookery sessions, free haircuts & clothing repairs. This event is now run solely by the Black Cap Community every Monday from 6 - 9pm (more details below).

The Community Centre has also helped host three Outsidermas events, providing shelter and food to the vulnerable homeless LGBTIQ+ community on Christmas Day, which we hope to do again this year. We are incredibly proud of working in partnership with The Outside Project and the LGBTQ+ community. Head to their website to find out more about this fantastic group and how we support each other.

The Black Cap

The Black Cap Community is a community organisation that campaigns to re-open the Black Cap on Camden High Street. The Black Cap is a pub, club, cabaret, and community space. It's one of Camden's oldest pubs, and for more than 60 years, it's been one of London's major LGBTQ+ venues. Unfortunately, its owners closed down in 2015 because they wanted to turn it into luxury flats. Still, a grassroots campaign by the Black Cap Community and others has consistently prevented this from happening and is working on getting the Black Cap re-open. 

The Black Cap was, among other things, an important LGBTQ+ social space where queer and trans people from different generations and backgrounds could meet safely and the LGBTQ+ Community Hub (formerly know as 'Outside In') continues that tradition. The hub started back up again in October 2021 and is a laid-back weekly sober social for LGBTQ+ people and friends in Camden. Every Monday between 6 - 9pm, the Black Cap run free activities such as collage making, cooking or watching a film. Occasionally there will be visits from other organisations and businesses providing haircuts, clothes alterations and sexual health screening/advice. There will also be snacks (including vegan and gluten-free), tea, coffee, hot chocolate (dairy & plant-based milk available) and other non-alcoholic drinks. This event will take place online as well as in the centre. Click here for more information about the event.

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Jack Petchey Foundation
Lottery Funded
Virgin Money
John Lyon's Charity
Mayor of London