Pits and Perverts: Lesbians & Gay Men Support The Miners 1984/85 Commemorative T-Shirt
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) is an activist group that formed in 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.
LGSM organised fundraising events including the Pits and Perverts gig featuring Bronski Beat at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. LGSM supported the Neath Dulais and Swansea Valley Miners mining communities and raised around £20,000 during the strike.
The gig poster was designed by LGSM member Kevin Franklin. His design was used on these t-shirts which were re-issued by LGSM to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of their ground-breaking campaign, immortalised in the film Pride.
The t-shirts are 100% organic cotton.