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‘There Was a Whole World We Were Fighting For’: LGSM Turns 40

Since the release of Pride a decade ago, the story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners has become legendary. Now, in what’s likely to be its final year, members reflect on defeats and unexpected victories.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Franklin

Jonathan Blake has a clear memory of his first trip to Onllwyn, a village in the Neath Valley in South Wales, in October 1984. The night before we’d got lost, so the first evening of the visit never happened. When we eventually arrived, we all crammed into Dai Donovan’s house, and then the next day […]

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