Thursday, February 09, 2012
Calls to protect gay strip night
For the East End's gay community, the White Swan pub is something of a local legend.
Comedian Michael Barrymore has performed on stage there, Sir Ian McKellen and Graham Norton are among celebrities who stop by from time to time and for 26 years it has hosted a weekly amateur comedy strip contest.
That night, compered by a cast of east London's most flamboyant drag queens, sees volunteers from the audience take part in the show.
But it faces being banned following Labour-led Tower Hamlet council's recent sex establishment consultation.
Here's my BBC News report.