Jeremy Corbyn is proud to announce his Labour leadership bid has been endorsed by co-founder of Lesbians and Gay Men Support the Miners group, Mike Jackson.
Mike’s role as an activist who helped set up the alliance between LGSM and striking South Wales Miners in the 1980s was immortalised in the film Pride.
“I am delighted Jeremy Corbyn is standing for Labour leader,” said Mike, who was played in the film by actor Joseph Gilgun.
“Having worked with Jeremy over the years I know he has, and always will, stand up for trades unions, working class communities, socialism and LGBT rights.”
Jeremy is delighted by the swelling support he is receiving for his campaign.
“Mike and I were both proud to support the miners, we are proud to support LGB&T equality, so it’s lovely Mike has shown his support. I thank him for it.”
Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters are taking part in Pride today, handing out thousands of leaflets about Jeremy’s track record of support for LGB&T communities.