'You could glimpse a wonderful revolution, that spark of the dream of people being together.'

Mike is the co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, the organisation on which the smash-hit film Pride was based.

The Accrington-born campaigner made huge strides for both workers' rights and against homophobia, at a time of widespread public prejudice.

In parallel with the success of the film, he and his colleagues have resurrection LGSM as a socialist employment rights group fighting for equality, diversity and fairness in the workplace.