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LGBTQ Movie History - December 10, 1984: LONDON: LGBT's Raise Funds for Striking Coal Miners

LGBTQ Movie History – December 10, 1984: LONDON: LGBT’s Raise Funds for Striking Coal Miners

Dec 10 1984 – Over 1,500 people join the “Pits and Perverts” gig, organized by Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners in Camden, (As seen in the movie PRIDE) to raise money to support the Miners’ Strike. Some £5000 is raised towards striking pit communities at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners  campaign and in turn made allies out the most least likely.

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Gay Marriages Begin In England and Wales, P.M. David Cameron Congratulates Country and Couples

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With the law changing at midnight, same-sex marriages have  begun to marry in England and Wales with hundreds of gay ,lesbian, and bisexual couples  timing it so their vows are being just seconds after the new law went into effect.

Stated British Prime Minister David Cameron, writing for Pink News.

“The introduction of same-sex civil marriage says something about the sort of country we are. It says we are a country that will continue to honour its proud traditions of respect, tolerance and equal worth. It also sends a powerful message to young people growing up who are uncertain about their sexuality. It clearly says ‘you are equal’ whether straight or gay. That is so important in trying to create an environment where people are no longer bullied because of their sexuality – and where they can realise their potential, whether as a great mathematician like Alan Turing, a star of stage and screen like Sir Ian McKellen or a wonderful journalist and presenter like Clare Balding. We are a nation that is growing stronger economically because of our long term economic plan. But I hope we can also be a country that is growing stronger socially because we value love and commitment equally. Let us raise a toast to that – and all those getting married this weekend.”

Sometimes I think it might have been better if we lost the Revolutionary War.