oupacademic:

'Pride' is released in UK cinemas today

“the personal contact made possible by twinning was important for LGSM. The London magazine City Limits described LGSM members visiting Dulais: ‘Welcomed into the miners’ homes for the weekend, whole families apparently started discussing gay rights and human sexuality over the tea-table’. The discussions in Dulais started before LGSM members arrived, and one member of a support group admitted that they were expecting ‘a bunch of weirdos’. Another Dulais woman commented that ‘it’s had to take the strike for us to get more friendly’ with lesbians and gay men.”

You can read more about the true story behind the movie in ‘Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5’, from the History Workshop Journal.
Image: Rainbow Flag, by Ludovic Bertron. CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

oupacademic:

'Pride' is released in UK cinemas today

“the personal contact made possible by twinning was important for LGSM. The London magazine City Limits described LGSM members visiting Dulais: ‘Welcomed into the miners’ homes for the weekend, whole families apparently started discussing gay rights and human sexuality over the tea-table’. The discussions in Dulais started before LGSM members arrived, and one member of a support group admitted that they were expecting ‘a bunch of weirdos’. Another Dulais woman commented that ‘it’s had to take the strike for us to get more friendly’ with lesbians and gay men.”

You can read more about the true story behind the movie in ‘Solidarity and Sexuality: Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners 1984–5’, from the History Workshop Journal.

Image: Rainbow Flag, by Ludovic Bertron. CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Pride (2014)

(where can i get this woman’s magic lesbian summoning powers?)

this is a fantastic film about the unknown side of one of the most significant events in recent British history.

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smyoshi:

Emma Watson is a pretty stellar individual. Given the opportunity, she gave an amazing speech to hundreds, advocating for gender equality, as well as a movement that debunked any potential “man-hating” notion that the anti-feminists would otherwise use. And of course, the video was seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals, many of them being men and boys who are now avidly supporting HeForShe.

I am loving the overflow of support for the #HeForShe campaign, which advocates gender equality in all ways possible. And as such, I am hating the outburst of those who cry foul, who threaten the campaign, but also Emma Watson with potential slander.

Nevertheless, the HeForShe campaign continues to grow stronger, fuller, and more realized by a growing community that believes in gender equality. I like the idea of us all being treated as human beings, and not anything less than that.

(Source: berdsandnerds.com, via hxcfairy)

"I’m definitely not an actor in order to receive an award. But at the same time, it’s what I love to do. So when you receive that acknowledgment, it’s like, ‘Wow, maybe I’ll be in a couple more movies.’ And that’s a really exciting thought.”

(Source: fy-ellenpage, via kittyypryde)