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Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) is a political activist group of gay women and men that formed in a spirt of solidarity with the striking miners in 1984. Mark Ashton, one of the founders, saw the struggle of the miners as the same faced by gay people fighting for their rights against a government that would not listen.

The LGSM organised fundraising events like the one depicted in this poster, a concert featuring Bronski Beat at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. The LGSM supported the Neath Dulais and Swansea Valley Miners mining communities, and raised around £20,000 during the strike.

The poster was designed by LGSM member Kevin Franklin.

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