Legal protection against discrimination Aug Sept FF 2019

Sexual orientation discrimination: your legal protections

Despite the great strides that have been taken over several decades, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers remains an entrenched and very much a live issue for many in the workplace. The results of a survey of over 100,000 LGBT people in the UK that was...

Pride hats

The union's LGBT school

For me, the highlight of the FBU LGBT school is always the guest speakers that attend. Relevant, informative and often moving, the talks demonstrate the past present and future importance of our section and the work it does. This year’s school opened with Jezza Donovan from the charity Gendered...

Proud to be LGBT+, proud to be a Firefighter

For LGBT+ History Month, Fire Brigades Union LGBT Secretary Pat Carberry looks back on the fight for acceptance in the fire and rescue service. I was first inspired to get involved in the FBU LGBT Section as a result of a few brave LGBT+ firefighters who came out in their workplaces in the 1990s...

National LGBT members' school 2018

Circular: 2018HOC0400MW

Dear Brother/Sister NATIONAL LGBT MEMBERS’ SCHOOL 2018 TUESDAY 23 – THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER 2018, MERCURE GLASGOW CITY HOTEL 201 INGRAM STREET, GLASGOW, G1 1DQ Please find attached an application form...

LGBT workplace survey launched

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A UK-wide survey has been launched in order to learn about the experiences of LGBT people in the workplace. The findings will be used by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to create resources for union...
Fifty three American flags were placed on the green lawn in front of Fire Station 5 – one for each victim

Checking Orlando's Pulse

Firefighters in the Florida city of Orlando responded to the worst mass shooting in recent US history. William Murphy reports on how they coped and how they plan to recover. In the early hours of Sunday 12 June, 29-year-old Omar Mateen walked into the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida and...

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