STEPPING UP GLOBAL AWARENESS FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) SOLIDARITY INITIATIVES

Most of us take it for granted that we can organise and meet to discuss work problems, engage in political debate and challenge poor employer practices. Trade unionists in many other countries risk intimidation and even death for active membership in a union. This is all the more dangerous for our LGBT brothers and sisters, […]

Equalities the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Duty to Ensure Compliance ….. a Determined Approach

Conference, we deplore the unprecedented cuts in our vital public services and lament the shocking disregard for the compliance to the hard won advances in the Equalities agenda. Whilst the public sector duties apply primarily to public bodies they also have implications for private and voluntary sector organisations who deliver services on behalf of public […]

Recruitment – a Fresh Approach

Conference recognises the importance that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Conference has previously placed on recruiting members. Regional groups have attended numerous pride events and are involved in LGBT History Month, International Day Against Homophobia / International Day Against Homophobia/Biphobia/Transphobia (IDAHO/IDAHOBITS), Black Pride, BiCon and trans events. Conference celebrates our past work in this […]

Recruiting and Organising Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Members

Conference notes the training on anti-racism held by the LGBT Committee at its policy weekend in March following resolutions carried by 2009 LGBT Conference. The training allowed us to recognise where we were doing well but also where we needed to improve in order for our group to become fully representative and inclusive. We recognised […]

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (NHS) SERVICES: FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT FOR TRANS PEOPLE

national transgender member caucus Conference notes that trans people continue to experience discrimination at the hands of the NHS. The “Postcode Lottery” of Primary Care Trust (PCT) funding of Gender Reassignment services, with Trans people in some areas being refused services while others are made to wait years for funding. There are long waiting lists […]

PROTECTING SEX WORKERS AND TACKLING PROSTITUTION

Conference notes that this year’s National Delegate Conference carried motion 117 “Demand Change!”, submitted by National Women’s Conference. The resolution endorses the “Demand Change!” campaign by calling for the government to apply the ‘Nordic model’ to tackle prostitution. This model decriminalises those who sell sex acts and supports them to exit prostitution, whilst at the […]

TRANS MEMORIAL DAY

Conference stands together on Trans Memorial Day 2010 in solemn remembrance of the terrible number of trans people who have lost their lives through violent death as a result of hatred due to being who they are. We also remember those many trans people who have taken their own lives, because the bigotry and terrible […]

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) EQUALITY ALL OVER THE WORLD – THE ROLE OF THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT

This Conference celebrates how the trade union movement is working towards LGBT equality all over the world. Over recent years this has included: 1.Raising issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/gender expression discrimination in the International Labour Organisation; 2.Supporting the work of ILGA and ILGA-Europe; 3.Protesting against laws and proposed laws against LGBT people; 4.Campaigning […]

BASE-LINING IN ORDER TO BUILD OUR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) FUTURE

This Conference is PROUD to have so many LGBT members in its membership. Conference realises that in a number of areas good progress has been made on organising LGBT members & those areas should be rightly recognised for their ongoing work & efforts. However, Conference is of the view that to properly establish where we […]

LOCATION OF CONFERENCE

Conference recognises the complexity of organising conferences but notes recently they have been held in the same city twice in three years. This imposes both financial and organisational burdens on the host region. Conference therefore instructs the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee to work with the conference office to ensure that the […]

Employment of Trans People

Submitted by Transgender Caucus Conference notes that trans people continue to experience discrimination in both gaining initial employment and retaining employment once they have transitioned and although social attitudes have moved on and despite much positive legislative change in recent years, there is still problems being encountered in the workplace. There is concern that Coalition […]

Use of Monitoring Information – Domicile

It has come to the attention of the South West Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Committee that the uses to which diversity monitoring information is being put are arbitrary and dislocated. Some, such as ‘targeting LGBT communities by domicile’ are open to, at best misuse, and at worse, threats and intimidation or unsolicited outing. […]

PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS WHILE FIGHTING THE CUTS

Conference notes the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. Conference recalls the Conservatives’ poor record on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights. Conference notes that despite Cameron’s attempts to make his party more electable, he voted against lesbian fertility rights and same sex couple adoption, and asked for the recording to be stopped […]

TRANSGENDER HEALTH CUTS

Conference notes with alarm that proposed public sector cuts are expected to rise from 25 to 40% under the ‘coalition administration and is fully aware of the difficult decisions facing the NHS organisations that are expected to make these significant financial savings whilst meeting key government targets. Conference is concerned that services such as those […]

SUPPORTING LESBIAN. GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) CONFERENCES

The 4th Asian Regional International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association conference scheduled to be held on March 26-29, 2010 in Surabaya, Indonesia, ended before it could start. Conference participants were threatened by religious fundamentalist groups in Surabaya led by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI). The International Lesbian. Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association […]