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.Continue reading “E27-29: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners”
Summer 2019 marks 50 years since the iconic rebellion against the police raid of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The LGBT+ patrons and locals, many of them people of colour, and most of them working class, fought back against the police in 6 days of rioting. Then they organised, revolutionising the LGBT+ rights movement, and sparking Pride.
In honour of Pride month, WCH are releasing a series of episodes about LGBT+ history. We begin with a double episode telling the story of the Stonewall rebellion, in the words of participants.
Podcast episode about the workers at the Lusty Lady strip club in San Francisco who in 1997 were the first women who managed to unionise a strip joint in the United States, and who later took it over and ran it as a workers’ co-operative.Continue reading “E20: The Exotic Dancers Union”