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The Real-life Triumphs of the Gay Communist Behind Hit Movie Pride

Jamie Doward The Guardian
Pride, which features a cast including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine, tells how Ashton co-founded Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), a movement that raised tens of thousands of pounds for striking miners, the two sides finding solidarity in their enmity towards Thatcherism and shared feelings of alienation.
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