UNISON Scotland LGBT+ Committee

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are still denied equality in the workplace – too often we face discrimination and harassment instead of a fair deal. Joining UNISON gives you a voice in Britain’s biggest public services union, which is committed to working for LGBT+ rights.

Lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people in UNISON organise locally and nationally to support each other, to identify discrimination, to increase awareness of LGBT+ rights and to campaign for change. The UNISON group voted in 2005 to become an LGBT group and in 2019 to be LGBT+, and we are working to build bisexual and transgender members and issues into the core of our group. Together we can speak up for our rights at work and improve each other’s lives.

UNISON Scotland LGBT+ group OUT Newsletter UNISON UK LGBT+ site and sign up for email updates See the UNISON Scotland LGBT+ Group constitution

TIE offers brighter future for LGBT+ young people but more work needed

Willie Docherty
#stuc17 Congress reaffirmed its backing for the TIE “Time for Inclusive Education” which calls on the Scottish Government to underpin ...
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Cutbacks leaving LGBT people without specialist mental and sexual health support

Implications of Reductions to Public Spending for LGB and T People and Services
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are facing long waits for appointments at gender identity clinics and being denied ...
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SEPA wins recruitment award at LGBT conference

SEPA recruitment winners
UNISON’s LGBT group celebrated this year’s Recruitment and Organising Award winners on 19 November, when the annual conference handed out ...
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Pride Glasgow: Young members promote anti-harassment guide

Simon Stuart
Scottish young member Simon Stuart, Housing & Care Scotland Branch, promoting the Scottish Young Members' Bullying and Harassment guide at Glasgow Pride ...
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Proud of UNISON at Pride

Love is Love
The Scottish LGBT committee attended Pride in Edinburgh on 2 July where we were joined by members from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, ...
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Solidarity and pride in our new LGBT banner

UNISON Scotland LGBT banner
Equalities Officer Eileen Dinning and Communications Officer Trisha Hamilton took delivery of our bright new UNISON Scotland  LGBT self organised ...
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Equal Marriage Campaign Archive and LGBT archive on old UNISON Scotland site