Dancing in Dulais

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners Group
Editor: Jeff Cole

The South Wales miners’ strike of 1984-1985 saw the formation of a curious alliance between a plucky group of young homosexuals from London and miners in Dulais Valley. In Dancing in Dulais, an initial wariness on the part of the young gays, the miners, and the miners’ families gives way, through sometimes delicate interactions, to a loving and purposeful solidarity. The unembellished videography captures well this fascinating-to-witness union of two disparate yet ultimately kindred groups. The ‘Pits and Perverts’ benefit concert features the Bronski Beat.

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Pride Hero – Mike Jackson, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

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Trade Union Solidarity Contingent

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LGSM join picket in Istanbul

Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) come across a construction workers picket line when visiting Istanbul in Turkey. In the spirit of the solidarity depicted in the true-life film ‘Pride’, they showed that international solidarity is alive and well today.
Filmed by Geoff Dexter