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About LGBT+ conference

This year TUC LGBT+ conference 25 and 26 February 2021 is going virtual 

Join us online for our most accessible, interactive conference to date.

This year’s schedule is packed full of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking debates and engaging panel discussions.   

Book your free place today and join activists, campaigners, policy-makers and trade unionists from across the UK as we tackle the key debates and issues affecting LGBT+ workers. 

The Conference sign-up is now closed, however it is not too late to join. Please email for more information


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on LGBT+ workers. We are witnessing a staggering increase in LGBT+ phobic hate crime in the workplace and wider society.  

Why you should join us 

Around the world, trade unions are working together to protect LGBT+ workers jobs and LGBT+ people’s safety in the face of the pandemic and a rise in the anti-LGBT+ rhetoric of the far right.   

This conference will be a reflection and celebration of the wins we have made and a call to action as we forge ahead into 2021.   

In a post-Brexit Britain, with an economic downturn, it is vital LGBT+ people stand together and demand decent jobs, security and pay for all LGBT workers. 

Conference sessions 

The programme includes: 

  • Debates on the unequal impact of Covid-19 on LGBT+ workers and LGBT+ people’s mental health, standing up for the rights of trans and non-binary workers and demanding change to the Gender Recognition Act.  
  • Conference includes keynote speeches from: 
    • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC,  Maria Exall, TUC LGBT+ Committee Chair, Nancy Kelley, Chief Executive of Stonewall, Charlotte Nichols MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities 
  • Panel Discussions on; 
    • Black Lives matter and the LGBT+ Community 
    • International LGBT+ Rights 
  • Sign up for fringe events
  • Conference business 

Take a look at the conference programme

It is expected attendees shall be a member of the LGBT+ community or one of its allies.  

All other conference content will be dealt with by an additional meeting(s) of the committee, which will not be broadcast. In particular: all motions, emergency motions, elections etc will be taken there. 

Why we decided to move online
In light of ongoing restrictions on in-person gatherings as a result of the Covid, the TUC general council, in consultation with the committees, decided to hold the statutory conferences online and in a shortened and more structured format. This allows us to welcome many more trade unionists to the event than we could usually fit into a conference centre, and ensures we can still debate the trade union movement’s response to the pandemic and other important issues

Code of conduct

The TUC is committed to organising activities at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment. The TUC has zero tolerance for any type of harassment, including sexual harassment. Aggressive, offensive, intimidatory, disrespectful or unacceptable behaviour or comments will not be tolerated. This supports the commitment set out in the TUC’s rules to promote equality for all and to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, prejudice and unfair discrimination. This policy applies to all aspects of communication at or in connection with an event, including postings on social media.  If you have any concerns about behaviour that you want to raise then please contact us by email:

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