In the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the 1980s, for this community to unite with and gather support from miners seemed unlikely. The image of miners as brutal, conservative, and rough felt like an impossible partner for the queer cause. However, this was not the case for the LGSM movement in 1984.
What image comes to mind when we verbalise the concept of gender? Judith Butler (2007) destroys, in her famous work “Gender in Dispute”, the argument that delegitimises dissidence and minorities; referring to sexual practices and constructed identities. Is the dissolution of binaries so monstrous and terrible? Is it impossible to contemplate?