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&PROUD presents: Pride screening and Q&A with Lesbians & Gays Support The M...

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Dentsu Aegis Network

10 Triton Street

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To celebrate the 1st birthday of our LGBT+ network, &PROUD, join us for an exclusive discussion with special guest, Reggie Blennerhasset, an LGBT+ activist and core member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) in 1984-85, who is portrayed in the c​ritically acclaimed film, Pride.

A screening of the film, Pride, will follow the discussion.

Free drinks and snacks available throughout the evening.

Watch the Pride trailer.

All Dentsu Aegis Nework employees and guests are welcome.


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5.15pm Welcome from Tracy De Groose, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network UK & Ireland

5.30pm Discussion with Reggie Blennerhasset from LGSM

6.00pm Screening of Pride

8.00pm Drinks & networking


About LGSM

The London Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) group was formed in July 1984, four months into the year-long miners' strike of 1984-5. Founding members Mike Jackson and Mark Ashton had organised a bucket collection to support the striking miners on the June 1984 London Pride march and decided that more needed to be done to raise awareness of the miners' cause in the London lesbian and gay community.

The single biggest fundraising event organised by London LGSM was the 'Pits and Perverts' benefit at London's Electric Ballroom, on 10 December 1984, which raised £5,650. Bronski Beat (featuring Jimmy Somerville) were the headline act at the benefit.

​The LGSM story is told in the 2014 film Pride, and the group reformed in October 2014 to respond to the new wave of interest in our story. During 2015, our members have participated in, and in some cases our banner has led, twelve Pride parades/marches across the UK – including London, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Norwich. At the Pride in London Parade, we led a contingent of 4,000 people, carrying NUM, trade union and students' banners.


About &PROUD

&PROUD is the LGBT+ employee network for advertising and marketing group, Dentsu Aegis Network. ​​​​​​​Our mission and goal is to create a culture which values the contributions of all employees, provides equal opportunity for professional development and career advancement and utilises the commercial value of our collective diversity. Dentsu Aegis Network values the contribution of all our LGBT+ staff, together&PROUD.

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