Summer 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike. The strikers struggle with the government and police reminds a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists of their own struggles. On Gay Pride Day they decide to support them and begin gathering donations of money, food and clothing for the families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, they set off to a tiny village in Wales in person. There they find mixed community support and yet great need, and gradually win the trust of all. Learning that standing up for yourself and standing together makes the strongest union of all.