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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

2017 UK Pride Dates

The dates for 2017 Pride events taking place across the UK can be found here. We want as many LGBT+ activists and allies at Pride events to demonstrate the trade union commitment - and continued fight - for LGBT+ equality. 

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:

This reps guide provides useful information on supporting trans members in the workplace. It includes the legal framework, practical advice, case studies and good practice.
17 November 2016
"I was 16 years old and living at home when I came out as gay to my Mum and her boyfriend. He said I was disgusting. He told me I'd be a bad influence on my sisters. He wanted me to leave. He said to my Mum that she had...
07 June 2016
In the workplace LGBT people may experience oppression and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is critical that trade union reps and negotiators have the tools to bargain for LGBT inclusion in the workplace.
29 April 2016
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