This year Pride in Newry is hosting the UK and Ireland Pride 2019 which will run from 24 August to 1 September 2019.

In line with the union’s support for equality the NIPSA General Council has agreed to support the Foyle Pride Festival.

This year marks the 26th anniversary of Foyle Pride. The Festival will run from Saturday 18 August to Saturday 24 August 2019. The Pride Parade will take place on Saturday 24 August 2019 departing at 2.00pm from the Waterside Train Station and proceeding to Guildhall Square. For more information on the Parade and other festival events click here

On behalf of the General Council we wish to encourage branches and members to take part in the week’s activities and particularly the Pride Parade on Saturday 24 August 2019. The NIPSA LGB&T banner and flags will be carried on the Parade.

Alison Millar
General Secretary

The NIPSA LGB&T Group will defend, protect and enhance the rights of LGB&T NIPSA members in the workplace; engage with & support NIPSA members who are family/friends of LGB&T; work with and advise all NIPSA Branches, Groups & Committees on LGB&T affected workplace policies and issues; campaign for equal rights and opportunities in the workplace, in the wider Trade Union movement and in society; advise on LGB&T related training; and increase membership to NIPSA and the NIPSA LGBT Group.

Our Vision, Where we are Going

Our vision is of an enhanced trade union which is to the betterment of all through the promotion of LGB&T rights in the workplace and in society. We want NIPSA to be at the forefront of all LGB&T related matters, ensuring Employers adopt exceptional and progressive workplace policies and terms & conditions that fully protect our LGB&T NIPSA members.

To help NIPSA representatives the NIPSA LGB&T Group have created a Branch Representatives Toolkit it's available to download click on the link below. 

The judgement given today in Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in Belfast in the case of Lee v Ashers Bakery.

Read the full statement available on the Equality Commission website.

The NIPSA LGB&T Group welcome the decision of the new Health Minister, Michelle O'Neill, to remove the discriminatory life-time ban on men who have sex with men (MSM) donating blood.

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Northern Ireland went to the polls on 5 May 2016 to elect the new Assembly, and we are delighted to report that according to Amnesty International at least 58 of the 108 recently elected MLAs now support the introduction of equal same-sex marriage legislation. This shows that a clear majority of our democratically elected MLAs now support equal civil marriage.

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Yours in equality

The Love Equality Team