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)