The PCS Proud LGBT Charter calls for a basic set of standards that all LGBT people should be able to expect.
Our charter has also been translated into Welsh. Please go to http://pcsproud.org.uk/campaigns/charter/cymraeg for more information.
The charter PDF can be downloaded here and calls for the following:
- To be able to do my job without hindrance on the basis of my sexuality or gender identity
- To be free to be myself in the workplace without fear of discrimination or harassment
- To have my performance judged on merit, not my sexuality or gender identity
- To be supported by my colleagues in the event of making a legitimate complaint of discrimination, bullying or harassment
- My colleagues to have been given appropriate training in equality and diversity
- My PCS representatives to be supportive when I raise an LGBT specific issue
- Management to actively deal with any issues arising as a result of the above points in a delicate, sensitive, caring manner.
Outside of work
- That people are people, regardless of sexuality or gender identity
- That all hate crimes, abuse, discrimination, harassment should be reported to the necessary authorities
- That members of the LGBT community should support each other in times of distress
- That politicians elected to represent me and police officers here to serve the public should deal with LGBT issues in a sensitive and effective manner and not operate in a way that detrimentally impacts LGBT equality.
Wider Social Policy
I believe in the following principles:
- There should be no cuts to LGBT services
- LGBT charities should not have their government grants cut, but should have them increased
- Pride events should be not for profit events that are a celebration of equality and a chance to protest and encourage the politicisation of the LGBT community
- State protection should be afforded to LGBT people in situations of domestic violence when seeking help
- Asylum seekers who are seeking freedom from persecution because of their (real or perceived) sexuality or gender identity should be given the appropriate support by the government
- There should be no country that imposes anti-LGBT laws
- There should be no LGBT hate crime in society
- LGBT issues should feature in the education system
- There must be a concerted effort to stamp out terms such as “gay” and “queer” as derogatory remarks.
If you are a politician seeking an election to a local council, Westminster, the Scottish Parliament, The Welsh Assembly or the Northern Ireland Assembly, and you wish to publicly support our charter, please complete the following form: