US DVD cover for Pride appears to photoshop out gay banner and remove all references to homosexuality

The film is about an LGBT group raising money for a Welsh village during the miners’ strikes

An American DVD cover for the film Pride appears to have had references to homosexuality removed from it.

The film is based on the true story of a group of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender activists, who supported a Welsh village hit hard by the miners’ strikes in the Eighties.

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The image which appears to have been digitally altered

In the original synopsis on the CBS Films website, the film studio behind Pride, it says: "PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families."

"Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all."

 

However, the DVD cover makes no mention of sexuality whatsoever, merely describing the group as "London-based activists".

The image on the back of DVD cover has also apparently been digitally altered to exclude a banner in the background, which reads “Lesbians & Gays support the miners”.

CBS Films, which released the film in conjunction with Sony Pictures, told PinkNews that it is now investigating the matter.

In a statement, the company said, “We’re looking into this now and our page for the film remains the same as it has for months.”

 

For further clarification, the company posted a tweet linking to a review from the LA Times and saying, “'Pride,' a film about gay and lesbian support for striking Welsh miners in the '80s, resonates today”.

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