Please join us for a one-night-only special presentation of this amazing film based on the true stories of LGBTQ activists in England, who in 1984 formed a group called Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners.
This group of LGBT activists saw the striking miners in their country as being an equally marginalized group in their society, suffering the ire of Margaret Thatcher’s austerity measures, police brutality, and an unsympathetic press trying to break the backs of the unions. The film explores the courage and triumph of unlikely allies who–cast together in the grist of economic hardship, cultural upheaval of late 20th century Britain, and the emerging AIDS epidemic–rally to each other’s aid. Their equally significant political actions helped transform the very social and legal fabrics of British society in historic and unprecedented ways.
This award-winning historical comedy-drama film has much wisdom and inspiration for our own local community organizing efforts, and a diverse group of community organizations is joining together to show this film during October’s Pride Week. If your organization or group would like to join as a sponsor, contact Scott Wilson Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are only $5 each, and are available through sponsoring groups, as well as online through The Loft at https://loftcinema.com/film/pride/
In the weeks following the screening, there will be a series of discussions that some sponsoring organizations will lead, exploring the themes of reciprocity, collaboration, and how various organizations and groups can work together across issues in support of our commonality.