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A union that keeps making LGBT+ history

It’s LGBT History Month, so there’s no better time to explore UNISON’s contribution to the struggle for equality.

February is LGBT+ History Month – and 2024 is UNISON’s Year of LGBT+ Workers – so what better time to take a few minutes to consider how UNISON has been making history in the fight for LGBT+ equality?

Decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales finally occurred in 1967, while lesbianism had never been illegal. In 1976 NALGO, one of UNISON’s founding unions, was urging negotiators to seek to add sexual orientation to non-discrimination clauses in all collective agreements.

Further details can be found on the UNISON National website