Based on the inspirational true story of gay and lesbian support of the miners' strike of 1984, when the Thatcher government threatened to close British coal mines.
In London, Mark Ashton (Schnetzer) and his friends form the Gays and Lesbians Support the Miners (GLSM) group, figuring that they and the miners are both oppressed and hated by the cops, the government, and the press, so why not work their common suffering into a common goal? They raise funds for the miners, but are rebuffed by the National Union of Mineworkers, so decide to go directly to the workers.
Youthful idealism meets working class reality and neither side knows quite what to make of the other. Anger at the government is the only thing holding them together; their own differences threaten to tear them apart.
But with wit, humor, and some heart-to-hearts, the two groups begin not only to accept and appreciate one another. They find each group has something wanted - even needed, by the other side. Solidarity is achieved, if for nothing else than a rousing end to our regular features for the year.