The voice of LGBT+ members of the PCS Union

Festive message from Proud

As we approach the end of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to write to you to thank you for your support of Proud during the past year.

This year has certainly been a challenging one for Proud a year which we have come through successfully and in a much stronger position following our Annual General Meeting and the election of our new National Committee in November.

As the newly elected chair of Proud, I am incredibly excited for the coming year and taking forward the priorities of Proud and our members, as well as working alongside the rest of our union to continue to improve how we represent LGBT+ members within PCS.

On behalf of the Proud National Committee, I would like to pass on our season’s greetings to each of you and our hope that you enjoy a relaxing festive period, however you may be spending it.

Unfortunately we recognise that for many LGBT+ people, this time of year can be incredibly difficult for some within our community for reasons that are often out with their control.

If you, or someone you know, needs someone to talk to over the festive period then please note that the national Switchboard LGBT+ helpline is available from 10am-10pm every day, 365 days a year on 0300 330 0630.

Alternatively, if you are on Twitter you can take part in #JoinIn, a campaign which helps users link up on Christmas Day, whether you’re looking for someone to talk to or if you have a bit of time to offer for someone else.

Again, I’d like to take an opportunity to say a massive thank you for your continued support in 2018, and here is to continuing our work together into 2019 and beyond, from all of us in PCS Proud.


Kris Hendry
Chair of PCS Proud


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