Blog: Happy Pride season

‘While there is lots to celebrate and be proud of, we can’t forget the discrimination and harassment LGBT+ people continue to face’

Higher education delegates tackle equality and discrimination

The higher education virtual national conference addressed the issues faced by its Black and trans members

Vice president Andrea Egan with North West delegates at LGBT+ 2021

LGBT+ conference applauds organising award winners

Presentation caps a busy morning that saw delegates debate a wide range of topics, including the climate crisis

Taiwo Owatemi MP speaking remotely

Shadow equalities minister pledges equalisation of hate crime law

Taiwo Owatemi MP – a UNISON member – addressed UNISON’s LGBT+ conference and thanked members for their work in the pandemic

Rostrum and stage set at LGBT+ conference

Delegates pledge to fight back against rising tide of transphobia

Meeting on Transgender Day of Remembrance, LGBT+ conference backs a raft of motions to fight back against ‘an attack on all of us’

Christina McAnea addressing LGBT+ conference

Christina McAnea thanks activists at LGBT+ conference

Christina McAnea took to the rostrum at UNION’s LGBT+ conference in Brighton this morning, to deliver a message of hope, of pride and of gratitude, mixed with anger at the antics of the Tory government in Westminster. After a very warm greeting for what was her first live speech to a conference since becoming UNISON’s […]

Our trans members, proud to be in – and out in – UNISON

UNISON meets with some of our trans members to mark Transgender Awareness Week

Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
LGBT+ rainbow flag

Blog: Government proposals to end ‘conversion therapy’ are a cop out

As UNISON national LGBT+ officer Mitchell Coe examines the problems with the latest UK government proposals and explains how you can add your voice to the consultation that has just opened

A UNISON Pride in our Work balloon and flags

Blog: During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

The pandemic has seen a devastating increase in hate crime, domestic abuse, homelessness and mental health issues for LGBT+ people

Graphic for UNISON celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Remembering LGBT+ history – and those who are struggling today

LGBT+ History Month is more important than ever, as the pandemic adds to the isolation felt by many LGBT+ people as a result of their gender identity or sexuality

Eillen Best

Blog: LGBT+, COVID-19 and mental health

Eileen Best, of UNISON’s national LGBT+ committee, talks of the pandemic’s massive impact on mental wellbeing

Why we need allies more than ever

Against a backdrop of a rise in hate crimes, UNISON has launched new guidance on how LGBT+ members can be supported

Taking ‘pride’ in procurement

UNISON urges stronger attention to ethical procurement practices in the light of companies’ pursuit of ‘the pink pound’

A Proud to be in Unison ballon at a rally

A union that keeps making LGBT+ history

It’s LGBT History Month, so there’s no better time to explore UNISON’s contribution to the struggle for equality.

Behind the headlines on the Magazine site.

Time to be inspired by our LGBT+ award winners

Annual awards recognise work by regional LGBT+ groups that help to promote the union inside and outside the workplace