Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Police Staff Participation

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Police Staff Service Group Conference 2006
14 July 2006
Carried as Amended

Conference is appalled at the timing of the trial/pilot in merging of Police Staff Conference and Seminar, to coincide with the closing of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Conference.

This raises significant participation and confidentiality issues for Police Staff members who identify as LGBT and are not ‘Out’ within the work place or branch.

This Conference/Seminar has been scheduled not to ‘back on’ to LGBT Conference as agreed, but ‘overlaps’. Delegates for Police Staff Conference/Seminar will be arriving at the Service Group Executive on Friday/Saturday, 17th/18th November, in readiness for the Service Group Executive meeting on Saturday. Delegates will arrive Saturday/Sunday, booking into hotels which will also be occupied by delegates to LGBT Conference therefore potentially ‘outing’ members.

In relation to our North West Regional Service Group Executive Women’s seat holder, an out gay female, she is now not able to participate in her Self Organised Group Conference as she will have to attend the Service Group Executive meeting on the Saturday.

Conference therefore instructs the Service Group Executive to:

1)Seek NEC approval to move the Police Staff Conference/Seminar away from LGBT Conference in future years.