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LGBT+ Conference programme 

TUC LGBT+ conference 25 to 26 February 2021 

Registration for TUC LGBT+ conference is now open. 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

Wednesday 10 March 2021 

Conference debate: Covid-19 and LGBT+ workers 

Time: 14:00 – 16:30 

Keynote speakers: 

  • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary TUC, 
  • Maria Exall, TUC LGBT+ Committee Chair 

Conference debate: The unequal impact of Covid-19 on LGBT+ workers

Time: 14:30 – 15:15

Conference debate: The impact of Covid-19 on LGBT+ people’s mental health

Time: 15:25 – 16:10

Panel discussion: Black Lives matter and the LGBT+ Community

Time: 18:00 - 19:00


  • Phyll Opoku-Gyimah: Co-Founder & Executive Director for UK Black Pride 
  • Michelle Codrington-Rogers: NASWUT President  
  • Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile: ARTivist, Educator & Performer 

Panel discussion: International LGBT+ Rights   

Time: 19:00 - 20:00


  • Dr S Chelvan: Head of Immigration and Public Law, 33 Bedford Row  
  • Aderonke Apata: Founder of African Rainbow Family 
  • Mariela Kohon: Senior International Officer, TUC  
  • Walmir Siqueira: Coordinator of the LGBT Collective of the CUT Brazil 

Friday 26 February 2021 

Conference debate: Trans and Non-Binary workers rights  

Time: 14:00 - 16:30 

Keynote speakers: 

  • Nancy Kelley, Chief Executive of Stonewall 
  • Charlotte Nichols MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Conference debate: Demanding progressive change to the Gender Recognition Act

Time: 14:30 – 15:15

Conference debate: Supporting Non-Binary Members at work 

Time: 15:25 – 16:10

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