Bisexual Members

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2008 National LGBT Conference
16 July 2008
Carried as Amended

Conference recognises the work of the National Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee regarding bisexual members within the union and striving for inclusion and active participation of this group with activities such as Bisexual caucuses and network meetings.

Conference is saddened to note however that bisexual members are still reluctant to participate for fear of being outed and discriminated against. It should still be conceded that bisexual members sometimes experience a different type of phobia to that of lesbian and gay members.

Conference believes that all people should be encouraged to be proud of their sexuality and be able to participate freely within their workplaces and the union structures, and challenge any phobia they encounter and believes that must be at the core of an inclusive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Trade Union group.

Conference therefore instructs the National LGBT Committee to continue to look at the participation of bisexual members, and demonstrate commitment to supporting bisexual members in their engagement and representation in our union.

Conference also calls upon the National LGBT Committee to continue to actively challenge attitudes held about biphobia by raising the awareness of bisexuality and to continue to encourage the engagement, participation and representation of bisexual members within our union.