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Community – The union for Life

Community is a modern and progressive trade union. We are an aspirational organisation and our resources are dedicated to making our members’ lives and their communities better. With our roots in the UK’s industrial towns – from the carpet industry in Kidderminster to the leather producers of Scotland to the steel belt of South Wales […]

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Royal Navy Jobs

  Royal Navy Chef Sector Accountancy, Domestic, IT, Public Sector   Job Type Permanent   Location Various   Benefits excellent pension scheme, six weeks’ paid holiday a year and free medical and dental care   Salary £14,000 to £48,000 Per Annum   Job Summary In the RN, no two days are the same. You could […]

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Unions stepping up recruitment efforts among minority workers

Unions are stepping up recruitment activities targeted at female, black, disabled, LGBT and young workers, according to the TUC Equality Audit 2011 published today (Monday). The biennial Equality Audit this year focuses on unions’ internal activities – how they are building equality into their rules and structures, organising activities, membership services and employment practices. The […]

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HSBC’s Antonio Simoes tops list of 50 most inspiring LGBT business executives

OUTstanding in Business publishes first ever ‘Top 50’ to raise the profile of LGBT role models and the organisations they work for  London 22nd October 2013 – A campaign backed by Lord Browne to encourage greater diversity in Britain’s boardrooms was given a boost today with the launch of the first ever Top 50 most […]

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Trainee Plumbers and Electricians

Due to serious skill shortages we need practical, keen applicants to train as plumbers or electricians and take around 70 days of intensive City & Guilds training around current commitments. We will give you the opportunity to join one of our affiliated building, plumbing and electrical companies. On completing workplace assessments you could become a […]

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UNISON elects openly gay president

One of the UK’s biggest trade unions has elected an openly gay woman and former army officer as its new president. Maureen Le Marinel is currently a Lancashire Police employee and has a long commitment to the trade union movement. She first joined a trade union after she was discharged from the British Army in […]

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RFL equality and diversity champion receives MBE

The sterling work done by RFL Equality and Diversity Manager Sarah Williams has been recognised by the awarding of an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Since her appointment in November 2007, Williams has helped Rugby League become the most proactive governing body in UK sport on issues such as race, sexuality, gender, disability, […]

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Greetings from Kabul!

My name is Cdr Douggie Ward RN, currently serving on operational Deployment in Afghanistan as part of the United Kingdom’s contribution towards building a safe an prosperous Afghanistan.  I am also the new Chair of the Naval Service LGBT Forum, having taken over the role from Mandy McBain, when she left the Navy and moved […]

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Hampshire Constabulary LAGLOs supports national ‘It Gets Better’ police film

Two Hampshire Constabulary police officers joined lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues from across the country in a video for the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign. The film was released by the Association of Chief Police Officers and The College of Policing to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17. It features the […]

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Homophobia in football debate hits the headlines again

The fight against homophobia in football has hit the headlines again after it was revealed at least eight professional players are gay but won’t come out due to fear of a backlash from fans. The headlines come after the first ever current professional in a major US sporting team came out last week. Gay campaigners […]

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The Closet and the Rainbows

Daniel Pierce was forced out of his home after coming out as gay to his family. $90,000 was donated to […]

Joan Rivers – 1933-2014

It has been announced that veteran female comic and TV personality Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. […]

Davies, The Paying Guests and Pride

Russell T Davies and Queer as Folk gave us some brilliant moments: Nathan standing up on a nightclub stage and […]

Reading Pride Announce Festival Line-Up

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Reading Pride have announced the full programme and stage line-up for the 2014 Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday 30th […]

Sparsholt Weddings

The venue of choice for partnership ceremonies. Sparsholt has 450 private acres and a lovely venue. Exclusive use with only […]

Swindon and Wiltshire Pride: Interviews

Jo Sharpe (Pride Chair) Steve Pryor (Committee member and Parade Manager) I want to congratulate you first on today because […]