The lesbian and gay communities have come a long, long way in both real life and cinema, and “Pride” is evidence of that. The film is set in 1984-85 England, when miners across the country went on strike to protest the government’s closing of a large number of mines and the loss of more than 20,000 jobs. Imagine the miners’ surprise when, seemingly out of the blue, a London-based gay/lesbian coalition group called the LGSM (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners) descended upon a tiny mining village in Wales to offer financial and moral support.

Why Wales? The LGSM apparently pointed randomly at a map after other towns had turned them down. When the LGSM pull up to the village headquarters in “Pride,” a querulous old lady welcomes them by saying to a friend, “Your gays are here!”

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