- Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Conference 2005
- 29 July 2005
- Carried as Amended
Conference is deeply concerned about the low level of positive Lesbian participation within UNISON and the lack of Lesbian proportionality within the LGBT SOGs and the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Committee. Some groups of lesbians are particularly under-represented, including black and disabled lesbians.
UNISON has over one million women members, research suggests that 100,000 UNISON members are Lesbian, 7.3% of the total membership, and it is unknown how many women members identify as gay, bisexual or transgendered.
Conference therefore instructs the National LGBT Committee to:
1.Organise and run a campaign targeting female members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered within UNISON in order to increase participation;
2.Include in this campaign a national survey to be completed by LGBT SOGs aimed at discovering what possible barriers exist preventing active and positive participation by female members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered;
3.Produce a detailed report and analysis of findings to be presented to the 2006 LGBT Conference.