LGBT Historical Highlights

LGBT History Month, observed in February each year, is a chance to end invisibility and celebrate the lives and achievements of the diverse LGBT community.

UNISON looks back on our own LGBT history to see how far we have come, remind us of what we have achieved and recommit to the campaigns ahead.

The film ‘Pride’ brought a slice of lesbian and gay political history to a new audience but what UNISON members may not know is the extent to which our former partner unions were involved in the struggle for gay rights, along with the NUM

Below are a few of our historical moments. It is not a comprehensive history and of course many more people than are mentioned here have contributed to LGBT rights, and continue to do so.