LGBTQ

A union for everyone, with pride

Support Pride events in your area!

2019 Pride Events Across Canada. 

Click on the link below to download our Pride poster to help promote Pride events in your area.

Pride poster (PDF)

Customizable Pride Poster (PDF) 

 

A union for everyone, with pride. We'll be at LGBTQ events in citites and towns acoss the counctry this summer.

Read the new Pride in Print!

Download the PDF here.

Or click through to see some of the individual stories.

Political Action Increases Equity

Unifor activists know that representation matters in politics and every vote counts. This is why members in B.C. hit the streets in April to support the BC NDP and transgender candidate Morgane Oger.

Members Show their Pride

This year, Unifor members have participated in over 22 local pride events from coast to coast to coast! Unifor was represented in 10 more communities than in 2016 including the first parade in Thunder Bay!

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Unifor unites with a global movement in acknowledging November 20 as the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This is a day to come together to recognise those whose lives have been taken due to due to anti-trans violence.

All members should work to be active allies to stop the violence against transgender people and to build caring communities and a more inclusive union. Taking action to end this violence is our shared responsibility.

Unifor encourages members to participate in the following three ways: 

  1. Attend a vigil on November 20 and say their names. Many TDOR vigils include the reading of the names of people lost to anti-trans violence. This is an important memorial to victims around the world.
  2. Include a moment of silence for murdered trans people at your next union event or meeting. Take time to pause and recognise those that have been taken by this violence, and commit to continue to work against it as a union.
  3. Support trans people in your union and community. Print and share the “6 ways you can be an ally” poster. Read and follow the steps to end hate and stop transphobia.

Download and share the new Transgender Day of Remembrance poster here (PDF) and shareable, linked to below.

 

Not one more. Stop violence against transgender people. Build inclusive communities. November 20: Trans day of Remembrance.

Unifor Pride Committee Representatives

British Columbia Region: Ron Mill (Local 3000), Luis Garcia-Mendez (Local 2002), Agata Matyszczuk (Local 111)

Prairie Region: Kelly Ries (Local 650), Krista Wagner (Local 649)

Ontario Region: Dana Dunphy (Local 444), Billy Kudla (Local 222), Deanne Smith (Local 25)

Quebec Region: Kevork Vahedjian (Local 2002), Eliane Servant-Gendron (Local 98); Joaquim Aleixo (Local 62)

Atlantic Region: Kevin Banfield (Local 4606); Martin Melanson (Local 2002), Ky Rees (Local 2002)

 


Resources

Unifor is committed to representing all of our members and creating safer and fairer workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) union members.

We're proud of the work we do to confront homophobia and transphobia in the workplace. Unifor advocates for the Pride community in Canada. Unifor actively participates in Pride parades and hold national Pride conferences.

May 17 Poster in PDF.

You’ve got rights – we’ll stand up for them. Click here for our pride leaflet.


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