April 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Prime Timers to screen ‘Pride’
"Pride", gay news, Washington Blade

Scene from ‘Pride.’ (Photo courtesy CBS Films)

Prime Timers of Baltimore will screen the film “Pride” at its general meeting on April 12.  It will take place at 6 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at St. Paul and 20th Streets.

The BBC-produced film, directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford, is based on a true story and depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.

The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group’s support due to the union’s public relations’ worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales, resulting in an alliance between the two communities. The alliance was unlike any seen before but was successful.

Following the screening, there will be discussion of the role of the LGBT community and other oppressed persons.  “This film challenges us to not think of our issues in isolation of the rights of the whole of society,” says Ralph Welsh, president of Prime Timers of Baltimore.

Prime Timers of Baltimore is a chapter of Prime Timers World Wide, a group of older gay or bisexual men (and younger men who admire mature men).

For further information, call 410-252-7239, or contact Prime Timers at [email protected].

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