London Borough of Camden

From LGBT Archive
Jump to: navigation, search
Borough coat of arms. The elephant crest is used as the logo for the Kings Cross Steelers
Camden is a London Borough, comprising the former boroughs of Holborn, St Pancras and Hampstead. It includes a number of districts, such as Camden Town, Swiss Cottage, Kings Cross and Bloomsbury, plus parts of Covent Garden and the West End.

LGBT History

Lincoln's Inn Fields was a mollie cruising area in the 18th century.

In 1987 provision for gay young people in the London Boroughs of Islington and Camden was made with the setting up of North London Line.

In 2010, Councillor Jonathan Simpson became Camden’s first openly gay mayor. He pledged to retain the “rock ‘n’ roll” spirit of Camden, a major landmark on Britain’s musical map. His Mayoress was Amy Lamé, broadcaster, writer and hostess of the south London gay club Duckie.[1]

There is a Camden LGBT Forum.[2]

External links

http://www.lgbtlondon.com/borough/Camden Borough profile on LGBT London.

References

  1. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/05/28/london-borough-of-camden-has-new-gay-mayor-and-mayoress/
  2. http://www.camdenlgbtforum.org.uk