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Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Conference 2005
29 July 2005

Conference notes with extreme concern that some of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) members are facing hostility and violent discriminatory behaviour from service users and members of the public. Conference is particularly anxious that our members face threats to their personal safety in the line of their duties, and that these issues are not always being fully recognised and addressed by employers through accepted processes such as risk assessment, training and the provision of support.

Conference believes that all workers have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of any personal factor such as sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age or disability. Conference firmly believes that we are all entitled to full and equal support from our employers, to ensure that we have access to a healthy and safe working environment, particularly when the workplace is the wider community itself.

Conference endorses the view that an attack on one member is an attack on us all, and expresses its unanimous support for any member experiencing these problems.

Conference therefore instructs the National LGBT Committee to:

1.Raise the issue urgently with the NEC and all appropriate Service Groups;

2.Approach all Regions with a view to conducting a survey of all Branches, to determine the scope and severity of this problem;

3.Report back to National LGBT Conference 2006 with its findings.