GMB is committed to protecting, promoting and furthering employment rights and full equality for any worker who identifies themselves as a lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans (LGBT+) person.
Our LGBT+ members have organised themselves into a successful, self-organised network called GMB Shout! and in GMB London region we have a full elected committee. We hold our annual general meeting in November/December each year.
Whilst the legal position of LGBT+ people in Britain has dramatically changed in the course of a single generation, there are substantial problems that remain at work, in accessing goods, services and facilities, in sports, on our streets and in our homes. We continue to play a major part in winning improvements for LGBT+ people in the workplace, nationally and internationally.
We are raising awareness and campaigning for full LGBT+ equality, and encourage LGBT+ workers to join and become active in our union.
Working with GMB’s shop stewards, members, committees and external organisations, we aim to: