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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered

Issue No. 1909

ABOUT 200 delegates met for the seventh TUC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered conference last week.

Much of it focused on what the government was doing over legislation to promote equality inside and outside of the workplace.

There was an understanding that some positive measures had been produced, for example the current legislation on civil partnerships.

But this is well short of what is needed around issues such as retrospective provision for pensions for same-sex partners.

As an NUT union delegate told the conference, to applause, “It is not enough to be the least worst potential government at the next election.”

Keith Flett

Tens of thousands joined this year’s Pride march in London. Trade unions and campaigners got a good response as marchers welcomed a renewed emphasis on taking a political stand

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Sat 10 Jul 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1909
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