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LGBT Workers

PSI is committed to equality for all irrespective of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, national identity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion, at the workplace, in trade unions and in the broader political, social, economic and cultural context. LGBT workers’ rights are trade union rights, and trade union rights are human rights. Trade unions are committed to fight against discrimination and for an inclusive non-violent society.

PSI and EI hold joint LGBT meeting

31 July 2013
participants at the meeting

Public Services International and Education International renewed joint LGBT activities by organizing a trade union planning and coordination meeting on 30 July in Brussels at the International Trade Union House.

LGBT rights at the workplace

08 July 2013
PSI LGBT logo

Public Services International’s Programme of Action, adopted at our World Congress in November 2012, confirms PSI’s commitment to the right to equal opportunities irrespective of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, national identity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion, at the workplace, in trade unions and in the broader political, social, economic and cultural context.

Project to promote Equal Opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil

01 July 2013
LGBT meeting Brazil

As part of the project to promote Equal Opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil, a first meeting of the LGBT Committee of ISP-Americas was held on 27-28 June 2013 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Colombia: Celebrating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

27 May 2013
Cali LGBT event

On Friday 17 May 2013, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, PSI affiliates supported a targeted action that took place in Cali, Colombia on LGBT rights.

17 May - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

17 May 2013

Standing in solidarity to overcome prejudice and discrimination


The global union federation Public Services International (PSI) urges affiliate members to use the opportunity of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17 May, to promote understanding and defend the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people in our workplaces and communities.

PSI Congress Resolutions

12 March 2013

Resolutions adopted at the 29th World Congress of Public Services International, held in Durban, South Africa, 27-30 November 2012. The resolutions are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Japanese and Russian.

Brazil: New project on LGBT

19 December 2012
A group of men and women

The struggle for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in Brazil has entered a new phase as a new PSI project is starting up.