'Pride' the movie portrays the brilliant solidarity links between LGBT activists in London with the mining communities of the Neath, Dulais and Swansea valleys' mining communities. The miners were fighting for their jobs and communities. The National Union of Mineworkers in turn supported the LGBT rights propositions at the TUC and Labour Party conferences in October 1985 and as a result of their support LGBT rights became enshrined in the British trade union movements' and the Labour Party's policies. This in turn led to the LGBT legislation we enjoy today. We want to celebrate this at London Pride 2015 with the Tredegar Town brass band leading the march as we did 30 years ago. The funding will pay for the band.
Below is a link to the video we made 30 years ago about our group, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners
Below is a link to an interview in autumn 2014 between David Pickering from Getting Better Acquainted and Mike Jackson Co-founder of LGSM.
Risks and challenges
The London Pride organising team work very hard to find the funding to stage the Pride march itself. We do not want to compete with them but rather find our own funding to add to the experience of making 2015 a memorable Pride event for everyone to enjoy.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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