Graphic for UNISON celebrating LGBT+ History Month

Blog: Celebrating our Black LGBT+ activists

To all our Black LGBT+ activists past and present, we thank you for your activism and for making our union what it is today

Article, General Secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.
National disabled members' conference – looking toward the stage set from the main hall, over the heads of delegates

Delegates call for help to combat the epidemic of male suicide

In 2020, 4,880 men and boys ended their lives – but gender stereotypes make it harder for men to talk about their problems

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Two UNISON members stand inside a frame saying 'Trans equality is a UNISON business'

Louder and prouder: UNISON launches trans equality campaign

UNISON has always been clear in its commitment to trans and non-binary members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
UNISON greater london showing their banner at London Pride

UNISON out in force at London Pride

50 years of pride in London celebrated on Saturday

Article on the UNISON National site.

The Nordic Model

Written by Neil and Lucy – co-chairs National LGBT+ committee The Nordic (Swedish) model for sex work aims to reduce or ‘end’ demand for sex work through a legal framework which criminalises the purchase of sex. But as with many things, making something illegal just pushes it underground. Norway, Iceland, Canada, Northern Ireland, France, Ireland, […]

Black members news on the UNISON National site.

Are You a Good Trans Ally?

It’s not easy being a Transgender person in the UK at the moment. Political and media anti-trans sentiments and comments appear daily. A government renegading on promises to reform the Gender Recognition Act, and the proposed ban of ‘conversion therapy’ to not include trans people. The tactics being used, particularly the vilification of trans women, […]

Black members news on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Happy Pride season

‘While there is lots to celebrate and be proud of, we can’t forget the discrimination and harassment LGBT+ people continue to face’

General Secretary, General Secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Higher education delegates tackle equality and discrimination

The higher education virtual national conference addressed the issues faced by its Black and trans members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Vice president Andrea Egan with North West delegates at LGBT+ 2021

LGBT+ conference applauds organising award winners

Presentation caps a busy morning that saw delegates debate a wide range of topics, including the climate crisis

Article, News on the UNISON National site.
Taiwo Owatemi MP speaking remotely

Shadow equalities minister pledges equalisation of hate crime law

Taiwo Owatemi MP – a UNISON member – addressed UNISON’s LGBT+ conference and thanked members for their work in the pandemic

Article, News on the UNISON National site.