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Pits and Perverts Revisited: ‘Pride’ the movie and politics now!

Event Date: 12 December 2014
Room B01
Clore Management Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in association with BiGS (Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality) presents:

Pits and Perverts Revisited: ‘Pride’ the movie and politics now!

Enjoyed and inspired by ‘Pride’ the film? Come and see a short documentary about the real story and hear from two of the key people portrayed in the film. This will be followed by a panel discussion about  its relevance for politics today.  And stay on for drinks….

Speakers will include:

Mike Jackson- founder member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners – LGSM (one of the main characters in the film)

Siân James – Member of Parliament for Swansea East (one of the main characters in the film)

Diarmaid Kelliher – University of Glasgow. Author of ‘Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5’ (History Workshop Journal 2014)

Bev Skeggs – Professor of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Daniel Monk –  (Chair) Birkbeck, University of London & Director, BiGS


Introduction and initial discussion with Daniel MonkSiân James and Mike Jackson:

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Diarmaid Kelliher:

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Then a 20 minute documentary:


Bev Skeggs:

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Bev Skeggs’ accompanying images:


Further discussion and audience questions:

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