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The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miners' Strike
Tim Tate: Pride

In ​1984, a small group of gay men and lesbian women stepped away from London’s vibrant gay scene to support a beleaguered mining community in the remote valleys of South Wales. They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners’ strike—the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century. In the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher’s social and fiscal policies devastated Britain’s traditional industries, as AIDS began to claim lives across the nation. As the government and police battled „the enemy within” in communities across the land and newspapers whipped up fear of the gay „perverts” who were supposedly responsible for inflicting this disease, miners and homosexuals unexpectedly made a stand together and forged a lasting friendship. It was an alliance which helped keep an entire valley clothed and fed during the darkest months of the strike. And it led directly to unions and the Labour Party accepting gay equality as a cause to be championed. Pride tells the inspiring true… (tovább)

John Blake, 2018
320 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9781786062918

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