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BECTU encourages members to support LGBT+ pride events over the summer

Prospect and BECTU will be marching in support of LGBT campaigners at Pride in London on Saturday 8 July 2017, as well as some of the other Pride events around the country.

We are encouraging as many members as possible to get involved.

There are over 50 events taking place across the UK during the summer –  they're all listed on the UK Pride Organisers Network.  If you would like to go along to one of the local events and are not sure whether BECTU will be participating, contact your local organiser or negotiations officer.

London Pride 2017 is a ticketed event, so if you would like to march with us under the Prospect and BECTU banners please email dlockwood@bectu.org.uk.  We have limited tickets so register with us early!

Please note that BECTU isn’t able to pay travel and subsistence for members to attend these events, but there's likely to be something taking place in a town or city near you.  We will be present at the following: 

  • Edinburgh Pride 17 June 
  • London Pride 8 July
  • UK Black Pride, London Vauxhall, 9 July (visit our stall)
  • Plymouth Pride 5 August (visit our stall)
  • Glasgow Pride 19 August
  • Manchester Pride 26 August
  • Cumbria Pride 15 September

For more information about London Pride visit http://prideinlondon.org/

Training & Workshop Day - Thursday 22 June 





BECTU’s LGBT+ Committee will be running a Training & Workshop Day for reps and members on Thursday 22 June 2017 from 10am-4.30pm at our head office in Clapham.

The morning session will be run by Maria Exall and Peter Purton. Maria is an active trade unionist in the CWU who campaigns for rights at work, equality and social justice. Peter Purton was previously the LGBT policy officer at the TUC. Both have extensive experience of working within unions for LGBT equality and with LGBT campaigning organisations in the community.

This session will cover:

• How to campaign for LGBT rights in the workplace
• Building networks (individually and collectively)
• Authenticity at work
• Tackling discrimination and prejudice.

The afternoon session will allow delegates to give input on their experiences at work, with a Q&A session.

The course is open to all reps and members, and we particularly encourage those who identify both as LGBT+ and BAME.

Places are limited and this is an Earlybird offer. Please register here: www.bectulgbttraining2017.eventbrite.co.uk

If you require further information about this event contact LGBT organising official Diane Lockwood at lgbt@bectu.org.uk or call 020 7346 0912.

Get involved

If you are interested in the work of BECTU's LGBT committee or have ideas you would like to put forward, please email Diane Lockwood, organising official, on lgbt@bectu.org.uk.

For your reference the short url for this page is www.bectu.org.uk/lgbt You can also follow the group on twitter @bectuLGBT

Last page update 16 June 2017.

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