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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

UNISON's LGBT members come together to speak up for public services‏

Over the weekend hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender UNISON members came together in Bristol at our annual LGBT Conference. http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=6439

Of the many debates over the weekend the unifying theme was the damage that the Government's spending cuts are going to have on LGBT people. From the impact on LGBT disabled members of cuts to Disability Living Allowance, to the cuts to already patchy services supporting Transgender to transition, to funding cuts for LGBT community organisations.

But the resolve of delegates was clear, that we are united and ready for the fight. LGBT Self-organised Groups are an example to other parts of the union, with strong links to community groups which we need to mobilise wider support for our campaign.

Each group must be out there taking UNISON's Million Voices into the community as well as mobilising LGBT members, that way we won't just have a Million Voices, but a million feet on the streets of London come March 26th

James Anthony