Charter

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:

At work

I expect:

  • 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

I believe:

  • 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: