There For You

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2012 National LGBT Conference
25 July 2012
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that:

1)UNISON Welfare is an independent charity supported by UNISON;

2)In 2011 the charity issued new publicity material with a slogan “There For You”; and,

3)This publicity made much use of photographs of people who might be taken to be UNISON members who have benefited from the charity and/or who have been its volunteers and fundraisers.

Conference welcomes the charity’s use of a variety of positive images to convey that its services are intended to reach the whole range of UNISON members but conference therefore regrets to note that none of the photographs appear to show a same-sex couple or a family with same-sex parents.

Conference instructs the National lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) Committee to:

A)Seek from UNISON Welfare trustees an assurance their future publicity will avoid heterosexism; and,

B)Discuss with the trustees how, more generally, to promote the charity to LGBT UNISON members as potential beneficiaries, volunteers and fundraisers and how to monitor take-up.