LGBT Awareness Week starts tomorrow 15 May with a week of events highlighting LGBT rights and struggles, the work of the LGBT sector and the broader community.

There will be a short launch event to mark LGBT awareness week and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Monday 17 May. Details about the launch event and other events can be found in the attached programme.

As part of LGBT Awareness Week and IDAHOT NIPSA has organised its own virtual Equality Training event.

NIPSA Virtual LGBTQI+ Equality Training Event

As part of LGBT Awareness Week (17-23 May), which aims to raise awareness and advance education on matters affecting the LGBTQI+ community, NIPSA LGB&T Group is organising a virtual equality training event on Wednesday 19 May 2021 from 10.30am to 1.00pm via zoom.

The training event is open to all members and aims to help members understand:

  1. The historical and legal context of issues affecting LGBTQI+ members;
  2. Key social and employment issues facing LGBTQI+ members;
  3. The branch representative’s role in relation to LGBTQI+ members; and
  4. Why these issues are trade union issues.

We would encourage members to make a special effort to attend this important training. Please circulate as widely as possible.

To register please email your details to Cathy McConnell by no later than Monday 17 May 2021.

Geraldine Alexander
Assistant Secretary
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