Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5

  title={Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5},
  author={Diarmaid Kelliher},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  pages={240 - 262}
During the British miners’ strike of 1984–5 a large network of support groups was established throughout the UK and internationally, primarily to provide financial support. This article looks at the history of one group within this diverse social movement: London Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, which collected funds primarily for the Dulais mining community in South Wales. In the words of one member, the group attempted to bring ‘socialism onto the agenda of sexual politics in the London… 

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