- Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Conference 2005
- 29 July 2005
- Carried as Amended
Conference condemns the actions of countries all over the world, including in Iran, where 2 gay men were recently hanged for being gay, and in Saudi Arabia where, in March 2005, 35 men were publicly flogged for attending a ‘gay wedding’, as well as the Ugandan government for criminalizing gay marriage, and Colombia, where “individuals are persecuted because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or for suspected infection with HIV”, according to a recent Amnesty International report.
Conference believes internationalism is akey part of trade unionism and we have aduty to challenge abuses wherever they may occur. Conference congratulates Amnesty International and the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), in reporting these abuses, and ensuring that the rights of LGBT people to be themselves are asserted.
Conference calls on all branch and regional LGBT groups to get involved in this important work, by joining ILGA: www.ilga.org , ILGA European Region: www.ilgaeurope.org , and Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org/lgbt .