The word intersectionality is an important one. The fact that our different characteristics are inter-woven and form our very selves is an important one. Our members are not asked to leave gender or gender identity, disability or race at the door when they get involved in Proud.
We must also recognise that the struggles faced by others are not solely their struggles. For example:
- Women Against State Pension Inequality – Inequality in the state pension affects Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans women too.
- Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts and Black Lives Matter – Cuts, racism and prejudice affect LGBT members too
- Disabled People Against Cuts – Cuts to disability benefits and health services can affect LGBT people too
Proud seeks to improve our accessibility to all members and has reps the are responsibility for the following areas on our National Committee:
- Black Members
- Disabled Members
- Trans Members
- Bisexual Members
PCS also has equality networks that actively campaign in their respective areas. These can be found by going to www.pcs.org.uk/equality.