Socialist Worker

TUC LGBT Conference

Issue No. 2360

More than 250 delegates from 29 unions gathered for the TUC’s annual LGBT conference.  

It brought back the reality of discrimination at work, away from the idea that equal marriage means equality is won. 

Many delegates were particularly angry at Labour’s lack of anything more than tokenism. Ukip—the only openly homophobic parliamentary party—was condemned outright. 

Delegates clearly understood that we are facing a raft of ideological attacks hidden in the policies of austerity—and these are trade union issues. 

Regrettably a motion was passed singling out Islam as irreconcilable with LGBT rights. 

This will come as a shock to LGBT anti-racist campaigners who have demonstrated alongside Muslims. 

Pura Ariza, UCU delegate (pc)

If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

Tue 2 Jul 2013, 17:43 BST
Issue No. 2360
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.