LGBT History Month is celebrated every February.
It’s an important opportunity to celebrate LGBT history, show solidarity and Pride in our Union, and shine a spotlight on the issues our LGBT colleagues, friends and family continue to face today.
Usdaw are taking a chance to look at the rise in LGBT hate crime and the crucial role unions play in challenging hate speech and standing up for those at the sharp end.
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What LGBT History Month means to you
Usdaw speaks to its LGBT activists to find out what LGBT history month means to them and why it’s so important. Read more >>
Supporting LGBT rights at work
Find out more about LGBT rights at work with our guides for reps and members.
That gay cake – a quick digest
The TUC has launched ‘a quick digest
’ on what the Supreme Court’s decision in the Ashers bakers case means for LGBT+ rights. The key messages are;
- The Equality Act 2010 (and the relevant NI regulations) have not been changed by the Supreme Court’s judgement.
- This case should not be interpreted as giving providers of goods and services the right to discriminate against gay people.
- If you or your members are subject to similar treatment, you must continue to assume you have a potential claim and seek legal advice immediately from your union.
Pride in your Union
A short film made by Usdaw, featuring an interview with Mike Jackson, co-founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM). LGSM were formed at the time of the 1984 miners strike. This story is told in the award winning film ‘Pride’.
Here Mike talks about the miners strike, being a gay activist living in London in the 1980’s, why trade unions still matter today and being an Usdaw member.