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RMT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Newsletter For Summer 2012

Here is the latest edition of the RMT's LGBT newsletter - Standing Proud.

In this edition are

  • details of this year's LGBT conference
  • upcoming events including World Pride, which takes place in London on the 7th of July
  • LGBT motions and reports on their progress.
  • and much more

Please email to your friends and colleagues, or print the newsletter and distribute at your workplace.

Executive Meeting Discuss Equalities Advisory Committee Resolutions

Several resolutions from equality advisory committees have been discussed by the RMT's Council of Executives at its Statutory Meetings, June 2012. These include:

  • Relationship With The United Nations
  • Rmt Representation At Btuc Lgbt Conference - Gender Quotas
  • Venues Of Rmt Lgbt National Advisory Committee Meetings
  • National Black And Ethnic Minority Members Adivsory Committee Deputy
  • Role Of Local Black And Ethnic Minority Secretary
  • Liaison Officer Post
  • Police Brutality And Deaths At The Hands Of The Police
  • Police Corruption
  • Black And Ethnic Minority Executives

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Equalities Resolutions: Executive Decisions

The RMT Council Of Exectives have made decisions on the following equalities resolutions:

  • No to hate crime
  • Merchandise for women
  • RMT National Lgbt Advisory Committee
  • Aviation Industry Forced Gay Flight Attendant Into A Sham Marriage
  • Campaign For Equal Marriage
  • Gay Cure Adverts On Tfl Buses
  • Women's refuges - domestic violence policy

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RMT General Secretary Bob Crow To Join Members At LGBT World Pride 2012 – London 7 July

From General Secretary Bob Crow

On 7 July 2012 visitors from around the world will join one million people on the streets of central London to celebrate World Pride 2012 – the largest ever LGBT Pride festival in the UK. RMT will be supporting the TUC’s section of this festival in promoting trade unions to the LGBT community and the wider world as champions of LGBT equality.

RMT LGBT Conference 2012 Motions

There were six motions at the LGBT conference this year. All were passed. The motion "International LGBT Rights" and "Diversity Role Models: tackling homophobia through education" were voted to go before the unions AGM. The others will be discussed by the unions Executive.

RMT LGBT Conference 2012 Report

RMT LGBT Conference at Jury’s Inn, Southampton 18th May 2012 Report by Jo Parry.

A total of 23 delegates took part in this year’s conference the largest delegation that I can recall in the last few years. (29 were registered to attend). 7 delegates where from London Transport Region. 4 female delegates were on the list to attend; however, yet again I was the only female delegate to actually turn up.

Stratford No 1 Branch Minutes April 2012

Original branch minutes are attached below

Branch Secretary: Terry O’Neill. Branch Chairperson: Adrian Finney ,
Branch Minutes: Thursday April 12 th 2012

17.10 hrs Meeting opens.

Previous Minutes Adopted

1. Matters Arising:
Branch Balance & end of year and future financing. £1000.00 Out £900 in Branch Banner to be considered in late 2012 Reliability Rainbow guidelines. Tommo to email Rainbow. E-mail TFC for information Two Retirments in May, Glasses and globes plus £100 each Order retirement forms for Reps.Ray Johnston and Mike Beament

Gay Cure Adverts Banned From London Buses

An advertising campaign was to be run on TfL buses promoting a supposed 'Gay Cure' for Christians who wanted to be straight. The ad would have been worded "Not gay! Post-gay, ex-gay and proud. Get over it!" This was in response to Stonewalls recent bus campaign 'Some people are gay, get over it!'

The adverts were booked by the 'Core Issues Trust' whose leader, Mike Davidson, believes "homoerotic behaviour is sinful".