Chris Godfrey

London-based journalist specialising in LGBT issues. Also covers sport, architecture and politics.

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Protesters and councillors outside Camden's The Black Cap

The Black Cap protest: Drag queens and LGBT activists gather to save iconic London gay bar from developers

'The Cap was more than just a bar and club, it was a home and community hub for many people'

Same-sex sexual activity between men is illegal in Trinidad & Tobago and Belize

Landmark gay rights case will challenge homophobic laws in Trinidad & Tobago and Belize

LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson takes case to the Caribbean Court of Justice

It should come as no surprise that the number of new diagnoses recorded each year is now significantly higher

Aids charity warns spending cuts leading to greater number of diagnoses

How spending on HIV prevention has plummeted, and the detrimental effect it is having on transmission rates

Neglect, prejudice and invisibility in the classrooms and playground is a way of life for LGBT children

Homophobic abuse in schools is not the fault of the students – it’s the fault of the schools

Neglect, prejudice and invisibility in the classrooms and playground is a way of life for LGBT children

Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community walk with a rainbow flag during a rally in July

The refusal of British schools to educate young people about LGBT issues is destroying lives

We can no longer ignore different sexualities in our classrooms

You'll never walk alone: LGBT football fans show their colours during London Pride this year

Homophobia remains a depressingly persistent feature of football - but some fans are determined to promote inclusiveness

The Gay Gooners and the Proud Lilywhites LGBT supporter groups transcend the partisan tribalism usually attributed to the clubs

People hold the iconic rainbow flags at Pride

Let's stop LGBT people 'coming out of the closet'

It fails as an analogy, and in the march towards equal rights it's time to take an axe to this anachronistic mausoleum

Two people take shelter during Pride, which saw a mixture of sunny spells and downpours of rain

Pride 2014: Still here, still relevant and a sign of how things have changed for the better

Modern London Pride is a far cry from the early confrontational protests

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
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Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living