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Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners

1984–85 alliance to support striking British miners / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was an alliance of lesbians and gay men who supported the National Union of Mineworkers during the year-long strike of 1984–1985. By the end of the strike, eleven LGSM groups had emerged in the UK and the London group alone raised £22,500 by 1985 (equivalent to £73,000 in 2021) in support.[1]

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Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners
Formation30 June 1984; 39 years ago (1984-06-30)
FounderMark Ashton, Mike Jackson
Founded atLondon
HeadquartersGay's The Word, then The Fallen Angel
Official language
SecessionsLesbians Against Pit Closures