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Gay and lesbian support for the British miners' strike Witness History: Witness Archive 2015

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In 1984 a group of lesbians and gay men organised a benefit concert to support striking coal-miners. They sent the money they raised to a mining village in Wales. The miners' strike was the biggest industrial dispute in British history. Hear from Mike Jackson, one of the gay men inspired by the miners' struggle.

Photo: Campaign activists on the 1985 Lesbian & Gay Pride march. Credit: Colin Clews

In 1984 a group of lesbians and gay men organised a benefit concert to support striking coal-miners. They sent the money they raised to a mining village in Wales. The miners' strike was the biggest industrial dispute in British history. Hear from Mike Jackson, one of the gay men inspired by the miners' struggle.

Photo: Campaign activists on the 1985 Lesbian & Gay Pride march. Credit: Colin Clews

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