LGBT pages on the UNISON UK website

UNISON LGBT ResourcesLGBT pages on the UNISON website is updated on a regular basis.

How to get involved Two page leaflet on how to get involved in the LGBT group – this can be used in your branch, at employer events or at pride
LGB Workers Rights Factsheet on lesbian, gay and bisexual workers rights and bargaining agenda for branches
Transgender Workers Rights Factsheet on transgender workers rights and bargaining agenda for branches
Bisexuality – a trade union issue Fact sheet on biphobia and bargaining information for bisexual workers equality
Gender Identity Introductory guide for trade union reps supporting trans members stock number 2726
LGBT workforce monitoring Factsheet on monitoring of workers’ sexual orientation or gender identity
LGBT Committee Annual Report Report on the work of the national LGBT committee
LGBT Conference Decisions Text of all resolutions passed at the previous year’s national LGBT conference
Ten Good Reasons Why branches benefit from having a LGBT group
LGBT issues on the International stage Why UNISON works internationally
LGBT members working abroad Negotiating and bargaining issues for LGBT members who undertake overseas postings
It’s just good care A guide for health staff caring for people who are trans
Pride Organising Guide Putting politics back into pride – a practical guide to organising for pride events


Is the National LGBT hard copy newsletter.  It is produced three times a year, spring, summer and autumn, and back issues are available from the online catalogue.

You can download a copy at, or request one or multiple hard copies, we can add you to the mailing list – contact

Monthly ebulletin

Includes up to date information delivered direct to your inbox. You can sign up at

Recruitment materials

order from UNISON Communications using UNISON’s online catalogue

LGBT recruitment leaflet A5 recruitment leaflet aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, outlining the benefits of being in a union (stock number 2766)
Bi Recruitment Leaflet A5 leaflet setting out the benefits of UNISON membership for bi workers (stock number 2717)
Trans Recruitment Leaflet A5 leaflet on benefits of UNISON membership for trans workers (stock number 2578)
LGBT calling cards Credit card sized cards with UNISON contact details on – great for pride events (stock number 3109)
LGBT recruitment

(Web to print)

The same information as stock number 2766, but with areas that can be updated with your local contact details (branch or region) and printed by UNISON print

Save the date cards

One each for the bisexual, Black, disabled and transgender network meetings. Network meetings are an excellent opportunity for bisexual, Black, disabled and transgender members to meet to discuss and identify their particular concerns.  Cards or electronic versions are available from


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Regional LGBT groups also have Facebook and Twitter accounts – follow them too, and keep up to date with what is going on locally.

Other UNISON materials of interest:

You can order these items or download them from the online catalogue

  • UNISON recruitment form – stock number 2130
  • What is a trade union? – stock number 4049
  • Young and equal – stock number 3069
  • Organising for equality: guidance on self organisation – stock number 1577
  • UNISON guide to equality – stock number 2778
  • Code of good branch practice – stock number 0717
  • Working with HIV – stock number 0866
  • Harassment at work – stock number 1359

We also have some LGBT sector-specific materials for homecare, social care, school support workers and nursing members – please contact if you would like to know more.

Education specific materials

Pride and Prejudice in Education –

LGBT Home Page