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TUC launches LGBT Charter

The TUC’s new Charter for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Solidarity explains how unions can support the struggles of LGBT people in the many countries where homosexuality is illegal and subject to popular prejudice.

The TUC’s new Charter for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Solidarity explains how unions can support the struggles of LGBT people in the many countries where homosexuality is illegal and subject to popular prejudice.

The Charter emphasises that: Leadership must come from the LGBT communities; LGBT communities in different countries will have varied approaches based on cultural and national sensitivities and that trade unions should be prepared to offer practical support in whatever form is needed.

TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, commented: “The message of this Charter is that trade unions support campaigns against laws that oppress LGBT people across the world. ‘An injury to one is an injury to all’ is a basic trade union message.”

For more information and to download the Charter for International LGBT Solidarity visit tuc.org.uk


Published: 21/05/2015

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