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Date: 17 February 2017
Venue: University of Bristol Student Union, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN
Time: 20:00 – 22:30
Join us for a showing of the film 'Pride' (2014 - 1h 59min) and a talk by Mike McBeth, about his involvement in LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners).
Pride is a film based on the true story of the creation of the political group LGSM during the mining strikes in Thatcher's Britain.
Mike McBeth is a Senior Teaching Associate in the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. Mike was active in the early development of the Labour Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Rights in the 1980s.
He worked to try and persuade trades unions and the Labour party to adopt broader equalities policies - particularly around the age of consent, military service, adoption and fostering, and official gender recognition.
He was also involved in lesbians and gay men support the mineworkers (some of that ended up in the Pride film). Mike carried out research on service provision for people with HIV/Aids in London in the mid-1980s. Some of Mike's work on protest around sexuality is on display in the M-Shed museum here in Bristol.
This event will be held in the Gromit Room, Richmond Building. It is free and there is no need to register to attend.
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