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Racism? Not for us!

Speak out and take a stand against racism and xenophobia! On the eve of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2014, Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of the global union federation Public Services International affirms that “our commitment to fight racism and all forms of discrimination is guided by respect for human rights and basic union principles: social justice, equality, collective action and collective responsibility”.

European Parliament calls for EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBT people

05 February 2014
Rainbow flag

PSI applauds the news that the EU Parliament is calling for an EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBT people. The EU should draw up a roadmap to protect the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, says a resolution adopted by Parliament on Tuesday. In the 2013 EU LGBT survey, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency found that 47% of LGBT people felt discriminated against or harassed and 26% were physically attacked or threatened with violence in the previous five years.

Russian LGBT logo for Olympic Games -  VIXIONS

Human rights are not negotiable: support LGBT workers' rights!

5 Feb 2014

Educational International (EI) and Public Services International (PSI) join LGBT groups and other human rights defenders in condemning increasing intolerance and attacks on the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. Governments the world over appear to be abdicating their duty to protect and advance the human rights of all their citizens, including LGBT people.

North America

07 January 2014

The Washington Office

Contact: Mark Langevin - Subregional Secretary

Address: 1200 18th Street NW #700 - Washington, D.C. 20036 - USA

Telephone: 202-744-0072

Email: mark.langevin@world-psi.org

Johannesburg People’s Pride March for Freedom and Justice

08 October 2013
PSI South African representative giving speech

The first People’s Pride Movement March was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday 5 October. PSI, represented by its South African sub-regional office, took an active part in the March.

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.


PSI Brasil: Youth project

25 July 2013


Gay history

PCS LGBT History Month - Gay History Chart (to 2007)

1 Jan 2010

Lesbian & gay people have for centuries struggled to be accepted as equal and treated humanely, fairly and with dignity. They have been oppressed, persecuted and killed due to prejudice, intolerance and indifference.

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Impact of the Spending Cuts on Public and Local Services, Charities and Organisations for LGBT People

1 Jan 2012

This research briefing beings to bring together various reports, research and case studies that are beginning to appear, on the severity of central and local governments‟ spending cuts on organisations and support services which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people use or may use.

Making love a crime

Making love a crime: Criminalization of same-sex conduct in Sub-Saharan Africa

25 Jun 2013

Thirty-eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa have laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual conduct. Underpinning these laws are deeply entrenched discriminatory social attitudes. This report examines the effects of the criminalization laws on, and discriminatory social attitudes towards, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.