Film Showing: Pride (2014) at Red Derby

June 23, 2019 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Red Derby | 3718 14th St NW | Washington, DC 20010

Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/mdcdsa/events/262186453/

It’s Pride Month, and as socialists, we know that queer liberation and working class liberation go hand in hand! Come out to Red Derby on the evening of June 23 for a showing of “Pride,” the 2014 film about the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) movement.

We will be viewing the film off the projector in the main room. For the event, Red Derby will be having $1 off all British pub ales. Red Derby is a wheelchair-accessible venue and the film will be shown with subtitles.

About the history:
In 1984, miners across Britain, organizing together in the National Union of Mineworkers, went on strike against Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative government’s plan to close many coal mines and privatize the rest. Recognizing that the miners faced police oppression just as the LGBT community did, socialist gay rights activist Mark Ashton organized LGSM as an act of solidarity with the striking miners. The movement raised around £20,000 in strike support funds and proved to be a seminal point in the LGBT rights movement in the UK

More info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_(2014_film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbians_and_Gays_Support_the_Miners
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_(1984%E2%80%9385)