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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans

LGBT equality in the workplace continues to be hard fought for.  Many LGBT workers face harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are raising awareness and campaigning for LGBT equality, and encourage LGBT workers to join and become active in our union.

View our national equalities training programme for reps & members.

Unite has launched its new LGBT Pride in British Steel campaign. Please see the article in Gay star news for this launch.

Please join us at regional Pride events where we will be taking the message out to LGBT people that Unite the union stands up for LGBT workers and stands up for steel.

Please contact Equalities if you would like to get involved in our campaign.

Siobhan Endean and Harish Patel
National officers for equalities 


Love is love“Love is Love, STOP the Killings” campaign has been produced by Unite National LGBT Committee.

This campaign is in opposition to reports that over 100 men suspected of being gay were rounded up and imprisoned by the state authorities in Chechnya.

Send the message below to urge the Russian government and Chechen authorities to respect human rights laws by putting an end to the violent persecution of LGBT people in the region.

Your message will be sent to the Ambassador, Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom. 

Below is the message that will be send to the Ambassador, but feel free to add a more personal message in the box below.

Your Excellency,

Earlier this year it was reported that over 100 men suspected of being gay were rounded up and imprisoned by the state authorities in Chechnya. These men have been subject to abuse, torture and many have been killed.

No-one should be killed for no other reason than who they may love. Everyone should be free to live as themselves without fear of violence or persecution.

I write to urge the Russian government and Chechen authorities to respect human rights laws by putting an end to the violent persecution of LGBT people in the region.

Click here to send your message



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Siobhan Endean, National Officer for Equalities, 020 7611 2635
Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary,
transport - equalities - food, 020 7611 2640
Anooshah Farakish, research officer for equalities, 020 7611 2639

Regional Women's & Equalities Organisers

East Midlands - Maureen Scott-Douglas, 01332 548400
Ireland - Taryn Trainor, Belfast 028 90 232 381 / Dublin +353 (0) 1873 4577
London & Eastern - Carolyn Simpson, 0208 800 4281
North East Yorkshire & Humberside - Sue Pollard, 0113 236 4830
North West - Sharon Hutchinson, 0151 203 1907
Scotland - Lorna Glen, 0141 404 5424
South East - Janet Henney, 01293 613 795
South West - Karen Cole, 0117 923 0555
Wales - Mel Whitter, 02920 394521
West Midlands - Natalia Stepnowska and Lynn Shakespeare, 0121 553 6051

North West - Sharon Hutchinson, 0151 203 1907
North West - Sharon Hutchinson, 0151 203 1907
North West - Sharon Hutchinson, 0151 203 1907