LGBT+ History Month

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans plus (LGBT+) History Month. It’s been happening since 2005 to raise awareness of prejudice against LGBT+ people whilst also celebrating the positive contribution that LGBT+ people bring to workplaces and in the community. If your branch, employer or local community group is doing something then please let us […]

Pride Month 2020 – UNISON LGBT+ East Midlands

June is Pride Month: a celebration that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, when members of New York’s LGBT+ community fought back against homophobic policing. This historically significant event sparked the international LGBT+ rights movement that has achieved so much over the last 50 years. Whilst large gatherings are not possible at present, Pride should still […]

17 May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The day provides an opportunity to reflect on progress that has been made on the advancement of LGBT+ rights in the UK, but also to draw attention to injustices that many still face in their workplaces and society for identifying as LGBT+. IDAHOBIT marks the anniversary of the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness […]