UNISON South East Launches Year of LGBT+ Workers!

On Saturday 24 February 2024, UNISON South East held a launch event to celebrate the Year of LGBT+ Workers at UNISON Centre. The day began with Bev Miller, UNISON National Black Committee member, delivering a quiz on Black LGBT+ history. Lucy Power, Regional and National LGBT+ Committee member, and Mitch Coe, UNISON National Officer, highlighted […]

UNISON SE celebrates LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is back again this February and we are encouraging all our members to join the celebrations. Though we are still restricted by the lockdown there are some terrific events planned and lots of resources available for branches. After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is “more important than ever” to celebrate […]

February is LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Currently, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to the United States and the United Kingdom. LGBT History Month was initiated in the UK by Sue Sanders, […]

World AIDS Day: 1st December

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide.

South East Region LGBT affiliates to ILGA Europe

The South East Region LGBT Group met on Saturday 20th May at UNISON Centre in London. Dr Jasna Magic from ILGA – Europe spoke about the challenges facing many LGBT people across Europe including the appalling situation facing LGBT people in Chechnya. ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and […]

LGBT History Month: Remembering the gay man who saved 17 million lives

“[Alan Turing] was and is a hero of all time…a man who is a gay icon, who didn’t deny his nature, his being, and for that he suffered. … This is a story that celebrates him, that celebrates outsiders; it celebrates anybody who’s ever felt different and ostracized and ever suffered prejudice.”

LGBT History Month: 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act

“I ask those [homosexuals] to show their thanks by comporting themselves quietly… any form of public flaunting would be utterly distasteful… [And] make the sponsors of this bill regret that they had done what they had done” – Lord Arran (quoted during Royal Assent of the bill by The Times newspaper on 28 July 1967)

LGBT History Month: Lesbians and Gays support the miners

As featured in the film Pride (2014)

LGBT History Month 2017

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Currently, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to the United States and the United Kingdom. LGBT History Month was initiated in the UK by Sue […]