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.

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.

PSI condemns the hate bill targeting LBGT people in Uganda

26 November 2012

Public Services International decries a draft bill being put forward in Uganda that would introduce a death sentence for anyone caught engaging in a homosexual act for a second time, or having gay sex when one partner is a minor or has HIV. The act would also criminalize the public promotion of homosexuality with a sentence of up to seven years in prison for anyone convicted. Homosexuality is already against the law in Uganda; this new legislation would further violate the rights of lesbian, bi-sexual, gay and transgendered people.

USA: Gay and transgender discrimination in the public sector

12 September 2012
Two men holding hands

There are approximately 1 million gay or transgender individuals in America today working in state, local, or municipal government. A new report shows that when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender public workers experience on-the-job discrimination, it isn’t only the workers who suffer, but taxpayers, too.