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'Pride' Tells The True Story Of LGBT Support For Striking Miners In 1980s Wales - VIDEO

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Set for release in September, culture clash comedy Pride tells the true story of lesbian and gay activists who supported workers during the 1984 National Union of Minerworkers (NUM) strike.

The activists decide to raise money to support the families affected by the strike. When the NUM decides not to accept the money, the fundraisers go straight to the miners and their families in a small Welsh village.

Screened during the directors’ fortnight section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the movie stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and Sophie Evans.

The director's fortnight was the springboard to success for Billy Elliot.

Watch the trailer for Pride, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Where oh where are the tranny activists that have allegedly been so important for gay rights in this movie? Oh right - nowhere to be found. Trannies hate LGB people, particularly gay men. They're mentally ill. CeCe McDonald stabbed a guy to death and left him to die on the street, and then lied about it to the police. And then pled guilty to the crime. Wow, such a hero! Tranny pride!

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 1, 2014 1:58:55 PM


  2. Where oh where are the tranny activists that have allegedly been so important for gay rights in this movie? Oh right - nowhere to be found. Trannies hate LGB people, particularly gay men. They're mentally ill. CeCe McDonald stabbed a guy to death and left him to die on the street, and then lied about it to the police. And then pled guilty to the crime. Wow, such a hero! Tranny pride!

    Posted by: Petey | Jul 1, 2014 1:59:00 PM


  3. Where oh where are the tranny activists that have allegedly been so important for gay rights in this movie? Oh right - nowhere to be found. Trannies hate LGB people, particularly gay men. They're mentally ill. CeCe McDonald stabbed a guy to death and left him to die on the street, and then lied about it to the police. And then pled guilty to the crime. Wow, such a hero! Tranny pride!

    Posted by: MaryM | Jul 1, 2014 2:07:22 PM


  4. This looks outstanding. It really does.

    Posted by: Profe Sancho Panza | Jul 1, 2014 2:19:03 PM


  5. "When the NUM decides not to accept the money..." - Just goes to show that when straights say they need help, they don't really need help.

    I'm amazed the gay activists undermined the refusal and found ways to donate anyway. If I were one of those gay activists raising money for straight miners and got rejected by the union, I would be one arguing that the money raised should be invested in gay issues instead.

    What those gays did was turn the other cheek. I don't feel like gays can afford to do that. The homophobic miners didn't deserve the help, clearly. And again, they could afford to refuse help so they didn't really need it either.

    Posted by: WeatherChanges | Jul 1, 2014 2:44:41 PM


  6. Oh god I cannot wait for this one.

    (BTW: Can't anything be done about the level of trolling on this otherwise very enjoyable site?)

    Posted by: radtastic | Jul 1, 2014 2:59:46 PM


  7. Something rather similar happened in Washington State in the late 80's and early 90's. The group of white supremacists based in Hayden Lake, Idaho tried to capitalize on the depressed economy and resentment against environmental regulations in logging communities. The LGBT community reached out and offered support to these communities to organize against the supremacists. Working together they were able to completely shut down the hate organizers. My memory is a bit hazy, but I think the group was called something like "Gays and Loggers Against Hate".

    I know from personal experience the outreach worked.

    Around Labor Day of 1991 I was part of a small group of two gay men, a lesbian couple and a golden retriever who walked from Spokane to Seattle to celebrate the opening of Lambert House -- the first LGBT youth center in the state. As we slogged over the Cascade Ridge, we were passed by many logging trucks and every single driver who saw our sign with GAY in big hot pink letters blew his air horn and waved in support. It was one of many experiences on the walk that shattered my prejudice about small towns equaling small minds. We have friends and allies everywhere we are brave enough to look.

    Posted by: Smartypants | Jul 1, 2014 3:10:26 PM


  8. Great post SMARTYPANTS (great name too).

    Grow up RADTASTIC. There is always contrasting dissent and it's a good thing.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 1, 2014 3:19:31 PM


  9. The British coal strikes of the eighties bankrupted the Labor party and kept them on the political sidelines for another fifteen years. Once oil was discovered in the North Sea there was no way for coal to compete on price, and with one third of the national budget spent on labor benefits (not just welfare), the whole thing was going to fail eventually. However, they tried every trick in the book to keep the dream alive, including the last labor govt's attempts to borrow money from the Soviets, thoughts of selling the British gold reserves and decreasing the work week to 25 hours.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 1, 2014 3:56:06 PM


  10. Smartypants - The "scene" in Spokane was great in those days. The bars were quite welcoming, some were half lesbian. The community also staged a float down the river to raise awareness and money for Children's Hospital.

    Posted by: melvin | Jul 1, 2014 5:07:31 PM


  11. Now that looks good!

    Posted by: jarago | Jul 1, 2014 5:25:48 PM


  12. Now that looks good!

    Posted by: jarago | Jul 1, 2014 5:25:54 PM


  13. Looking forward to seeing this, but expecting to be kinda depressed by it. As Thatcher ended up achiving her end goal and destroying the mining industry in the end :-( Ding dong, I'm glad that witch is dead!

    Posted by: Josh | Jul 1, 2014 8:26:24 PM


  14. This looks great! I hope it gets and Orlando release!

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Jul 1, 2014 9:28:22 PM


  15. I'm really excited for this movie. I hope it'll be in cinema's here, though I'll probably have to travel a bit to see it.

    Posted by: Taylor | Jul 2, 2014 4:43:57 AM


  16. Just from the trailer, I'm predicting Oscar nom for Imelda Staunton.

    Posted by: Ready | Jul 2, 2014 9:27:40 AM


  17. So, Rick, Petey and Marym are all the same person. I suspect there aren't any transexuals in this movie because there weren't any transexuals involved with this true story. Do you know otherwise?

    Posted by: Daniel | Jul 2, 2014 11:34:16 AM


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