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This is a new guide for trade union reps about
A list of countries where homosexuality is still illegal
The position of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and

The TUC has published updated guidance LGBT Equality at Work for unions taking account of the changes introduced by the Equality Act 2010. This guide for union negotiators and representatives on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues can be downloaded from the website or ordered free of charge from TUC Publications.

We have also published guidance on mental health issues that are particularly significant for many people in the LGBT communities: The Charter for international LGBT solidarity [PDF]

Tackling homophobia in football” is a short campaign briefing written with the TUC’s allies to help activists organise to combat homo-, bi- and transphobia in the national sport.

There is advice and guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on their website: www.equalityhumanrights.com.


This is a new guide for trade union reps about mental health issues and how lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people can be affected in the workplace. It reveals that mental health issues can be even more challenging for LGBT people than the rest of the population. This has...
12 May 2014
A list of events organised by trade unions to mark LGBT History Month 2014, as alerted to the TUC.
06 February 2014
A list of countries where homosexuality is still illegal
31 October 2013
The position of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people in Britain has been transformed beyond recognition in the course of a single generation. However, the problems that remain are substantial and trade unions, which have played a major part in winning the improvements gained in recent years,...
16 September 2013
As the eighth annual LGBT History month gets underway tomorrow (Wednesday 1st February) the Northern TUC and its LGBT forum welcome the comprehensive programme of activity to the region.
31 January 2012
The TUC has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) to overturn the current UK policy of returning lesbian, gay and bisexual asylum seekers to their countries of origin on the basis that they would be safe if they remain “discreet” about their sexual orientation. The Court ruled...
07 July 2010
Commenting on Government plans to tackle prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people announced today (Thursday) by the Minister for Women and Equalities Theresa May, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “The TUC warmly welcomes these wide-ranging plans to tackle discrimination against LGBT people in the UK. It...
17 June 2010
Commenting on the news today (Wednesday) that Catholic Care, a Leeds-based adoption agency, has won a high court appeal allowing it to ignore sexual orientation regulations and so exclude same-sex partners who wish to adopt, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
17 March 2010
The TUC is calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) today (Wednesday).
27 January 2010
On Thursday 6th July, the Northern TUC will be holding a regional Equalities Seminar at St James' Park, Newcastle. The theme of equalities is extremely important in the North East as the region faces the difficult challenge of tackling many acute forms of disadvantage and discrimination. We fare poorly in...
04 July 2006

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