TUC LGBT+ Conference ’24

The CWU attended TUC LGBT+ Conference Thursday and Friday last week, with fantastic contributions from all delegates. To kick the conference off, Maria Exall delivered a great opening speech, highlighting the challenges LGBT+ people face, economically, politically and socially.

Brad Corrigan from UTAW branch chaired his first panel session for the TUC on combating the far right and made great contributions throughout the day on issues such as; the lack access to healthcare for LGBT+ people, banning conversion therapy and Artificial intelligence and the impacts on LGBT+ rights. Sara Pitt, NEC LGBT+ lead (postal) moved the CWU’s motion on mainstreaming trans health care and reforming the Gender Recognition Act. The motion was passed unanimously.

We ended the conference with Jason Reynolds, NEC LGBT+ Lead (TF&S) and a lively debate calling for Labour Party Support for the trans community on issues such as self ID and trans safety. The CWU left the conference on a high with Sara Pitt and Brad Corrigan’s re-election on to the national TUC LGBT+ committee.