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2008 National LGBT Conference
14 September 2008

In a number of countries around the world, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people struggle to be visible in civil society or gain recognition for their rights within the framework of human rights legislation.

Trade unionists and community activists have for a long time recognised the importance of solidarity in the establishment and protection of human rights.

LGBT people in too many countries live in extreme isolation and perpetually under threat. This isolation and threat contribute to the barriers to their involvement in organisations offering solidarity, including trade unions.

Conference instructs the National LGBT Committee to explore ways in which UNISON may support the attendance and inclusion of LGBT activists living within particularly repressive circumstances at International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) conferences.

A report back to be made by the National LGBT Committee to the 2009 National LGBT Conference.