RMT Motion To TUC Conference Calls For Campaign To End International Homophobia

Congress deplores the fact that being gay is illegal in 76 countries, and in 10 of these it is punishable by death or imprisonment. It is also well known that LGBT people in many more regions around the world are victims of violence, such as targeted killings, violent assaults and torture.

Congress therefore looks to the TUC to help the campaign to end discrimination against LGBT people around the world as a human rights principle generally and also to be able to respond swiftly to international events, prioritising case-by-case incidents.
Congress calls on the General Council to:
i support campaigns against homophobia around the world
ii raise the issue of LGBT rights at international events
iii build solidarity links with LGBT rights campaigners and trade unionists around the world
iv support and mobilise for appropriate protest actions
v support LGBT people facing deportation to countries where they face homophobic or transphobic persecution.

TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Conference

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