The NEU is committed to challenging discrimination on the grounds of gender and sexual orientation, and to campaigning on behalf of its members to ensure they are being treated equally. We work to influence policies at school, local and national levels relating to both working conditions and rights for our members and for the young people we work with. We work with other unions and organisations who share our aims.
There is an annual LGBT+ members conference which currently takes place over a weekend in November and which is open to any LGBT+ member to apply. If you would be interested in applying for this conference please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tower Hamlets and The City district is keen to increase the involvement and activity of LGBT+ members in the work of the Union. If you would like to be more involved or require some advice or information, please contact us via email email@example.com
If you need advice or support, please check out our Advice page or get in touch with us direct: Alex.Kenny@exec.neu.org.uk
You can also contact the NEU Advice Line 0345 811 8111 or further contact details can be found here
The NEU has active LGBT+ educators’ networks across the country ensuring the voices of LGBT+ educators are heard and creating pathways to activism and leadership. You can find out more here or by contacting the NEU direct at this address LGBT@neu.org.uk
ELTA Membership & Equalities Officer: Vacancy
National Executive Member for LGBT+ members: Kacey de Groot
We are currently building up examples of good equality resources for anti-racism, antisexism, decolonising the curriculum, disability, LGBT+.
If you have any examples of good practice or ideas please email them to Alex.Kenny@neu.org.uk
This event takes place annually in February to highlight issues relating to LGBT+ people and to education and inform.
You can find out what is planned for this year here
The London NEU LGBT+ Network is open to all NEU members working in London.
The aim of the network is to:
The TUC campaigns for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people at work and in society. An annual national conference for lesbian and gay trade unionists was established in 1998 (bisexual and transgender rights were included shortly after). The conference elects a committee to advise the TUC on LGBT+ issues.
You can read more about the TUC’s LGBT+ work here