Canterbury Pride is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and UNISON South East is thrilled to be a lead sponsor.
UNISON South East is proudly sponsoring a number of Prides across the region in 2023, including Canterbury, Dover and Hastings.
The UNISON South East Equality Calendar for 2023 is now live! View this year’s equality calendar Equality is at the heart of everything we do as a union, and we want to make it as easy as possible for UNISON members to get involved. We hope it will be useful for you in knowing when […]
LGBT+ activist Mark Segal joined us at UNISON Centre in July to discuss his part in the Stonewall Riots and over 50 years of activism and journalism
Since the AGM in 2020, work has been underway to identify barriers to participation with our regional democracy and identify new initiatives to grow activism in our region
As a result of COVID-19, many conferences and meetings have had to be cancelled. With this in mind, UNISON South East organised a series of online sessions in place of the usual regional Equality Conference–online and live. The Conference was opened by Regional Manager and Head of Equality, Jo Galloway. “This year has been like […]
UNISON has a long and proud history supporting the LGBT+ community, and ensuring that their voices are heard at all levels of the union. The 31st of March is International Transgender Day of Visibility, and Liv Naylor – co-chair of the region’s LGBT+ Self Organised Group – explains the significance of the occasion, and the […]
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 […]
UNISON IOW members are very concerned that the long promised reforms to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) may not be going ahead, despite their importance to the well-being of trans people and widespread public support. A protest was organised on Saturday 11 July by branch Equalities Officer Yve White BEM and Sydney Cardew, LGBT+ Officer […]
June usually represents a time when we come together to celebrate Pride in a spirit of love, acceptance and inclusion; a time when we honour the memory of the original Stonewall activists and organise to face the challenges still ahead. Sadly, the devastating effects of the coronavirus have meant the cancellation of over one hundred […]
Eastleigh UNISON were delighted to celebrate LGBT History Month by launching a new staff network for members of the LGBT+ community. The network was created with the following objectives in mind: To provide a safe platform for discussing issues affecting LGBT+ staff within the workplace and the wider community To encourage the council to recognise […]
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 is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide.
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 […]
“[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.”