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LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is celebrated every February.

It is an important opportunity to mark LGBT history, celebrate equality and show solidarity with LGBT people in the UK and around the world who still face violence, harassment and discrimination at work and their everyday lives because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Supporting LGBT rights at work

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights   Same Sex Parents Know Your Rights
Find out more about LGBT rights at work with our guides for reps and members.

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.

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.

Free prize draw

Enter our free prize draw to win a £100 Love2Shop Gift Voucher courtesy of Usdaw Protect.

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