Fund Raiser for LGBTQ Refugees from Syria

My friend and fellow organizer Wendy Pearson writes with a note about an upcoming event:

Hi all —

We would like to invite you to a free screening of the movie Pride on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 7:00PM in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre Rm 100.

We will be collecting donations (by cash or cheque) for the refugee effort, but you are welcome to join us at the screening whether you donate or not. Cheques should be made out to the Metropolitan Community Church London (MCC London) and have ‘LGSR’ in the memo line.

For those of you not familiar with the movie, it is based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, a group formed in Britain in 1984 to support the coal miners, who had been forced out on strike by Margaret Thatcher. By the end of the strike, there were 11 Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners groups in different British cities who raised more than 20,000 pounds. The group also made a documentary, All Out! Dancing in Dulais in 1986 about their work in creating solidarity among different groups; you can see it on Youtube at https://youtu.be/lHJhbwEcgrA if you’re interested.

 

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