Our latest podcast miniseries this Pride month is about Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners, a small group of LGBTQ people in London who began to raise money for striking workers in the Welsh valleys during the great miners’ strike of 1984-5. Unknown to them at the time, they would end up transforming both communities, and Britain as a whole.
LGSM have recently achieved a level of fame due to the excellent 2014 film by Steven Beresford, Pride. In these episodes, participants in the group, and in the Welsh mining communities, tell their story.
This podcast is funded entirely by our listeners and readers on patreon. You too can support us, get exclusive early access to episodes and bonus audio, like all 3 parts of this series, as well as 2 bonus episodes about LGSM, at patreon.com/workingclasshistory
- Part 1
- Part 2: currently just available for our patreon supporters
- Bonus episode 2.1, with more information about how LGSM organised, and the history of mining in the Welsh valleys: exclusively for our patreon supporters
- Part 3: currently just available for our patreon supporters
- Bonus episode 3.1, where the interviewees talk about Pride the film, and their involvement in its production: exclusively for our patreon supporters
Film: All out! Dancing in Dulais
- Find out more about LGSM on their website, and follow them on Twitter at lgsm.org and @lgsmpride
- You can buy or stream the film, Pride, here (free with Amazon prime video)
- You can buy the book, Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner’s Strike, here
- You can watch this film referenced in the episodes here: Revenge of the Teenage Perverts
These episodes were edited by Jesse French
Theme music by the Kellingley colliery brass band
Photographs and audio clips reproduced with thanks, courtesy of LGSM