Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members
LGBT Helpline Scotland
The new LGBT Helpline Scotland service - a telephone service
which provides support and information to lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people across Scotland, provided
by LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Edinburgh has
Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm to 9pm.
Call : 0300 123 2523
Take a stand against homophobia
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are asking staff,
patients and members of the public to support them in taking
a stand against homophobia.
"We believe that it is all our responsibility to ensure
that everyone who works for or uses the health service is
We want to make it clear to everyone that
homophobia is no different to racism or sexism and has no
place in NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde."
to pledge your support.
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 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.
Out in UNISON is our printed LGBT newsletter mailed
direct to members on request - just add your name to our confidential
mailing list. unison.org.uk/out/mailinglist.asp.
Previous issues can be found at unison.org.uk/out/docs_list.asp?s=Out
Motions to LGBT conference
Motions from branch and regional groups can be submitted
via the Online Conference System up till noon
this Friday, 24 July 2015 For details about
how to do this, and all other conference related
info, see the conference bulletin www.unison.org.uk/
documents/4607 We look forward to an interesting
main conference deadline after that is 18 September,
which is the closing date for delegate registration,
nominations for the elections taking place at conference,
proposals for NDC and service group motions and
amendments to motions on the preliminary agenda.
Scottish LGBT Equality Report launched on 21 July
here to read a copy
The Equality Network launched The Scottish
LGBT Equality Report, a major new state-of-the-nation
report on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
people’s experiences of inequality in Scotland:
report is the most comprehensive study of LGBT inequality
in Scotland to date, based on a survey of 1052 respondents
and informed by a series of 16 consultation events
that were held across the country.
report reveals that despite recent advances in the
law and social attitudes LGBT people still face widespread
inequality in Scotland, and an overwhelming majority
of LGBT people (94%) say that more needs to be done
to tackle the problem.
visibility day - 23 September #BiVisibilityDay
I hope many of you are organising events or activities
for Bi Visibility Day on 23 September 2015.
If you want a reminder of our bi specific resources,
please ask. Let us know what you are planning
so we can publicise it.
LGBT recruitment and organising awards
Note the article on the recruitment and organising
awards on page eight of the summer Out in UNISON www.unison.org.uk/catalogue/23251.
This draws your attention to an additional award for
best photo this year, so get snapping. Click
here for advice from last year's winners, North West
LGBT group. Deadline for submissions is
18 September 2015.
This year's conference is being held in Athens on
28 - 31 October 2015. Add link www.ilga-europe.org/conference
The LGBT Committee will be attending this year's Pride
in Glasgow on 22 and 23 August 2015 at Glasgow Green.
We will have a stall in the community zone.
Please come along and say hello.
Reports to Scottish Council and archive minutes
and Reports Archive
About Self Organisation
To make sure all our members have a voice in the union, UNISON
members have set up 'self-organised groups' to provide a voice
for people who are traditionally under represented. UNISON has
groups at national, regional and local level for women, lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender members, black members and disabled
members. These groups are designed to be self-organising but also
integral to the union's structures.