The Lavender–Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor–(LGBTL) Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs established by the state directly impacting LGBTL members of Local 1000. This Committee also monitors state programs and policies relating to affirmative action; civil and human rights laws and legislation; state action relating to adverse action patterns involving LGBTL; persons with HIV/aids who are in the workforce; community concerns and issues important to LGBTL members; and policies and programs impacting LGBTL members. The Lavender Committee also helps improve communication between LGBTL members within Local 1000 and assists Communications staff when possible.
Our members joined with our union’s Lavender Committee and more than 17,000 Sacramento-area residents to celebrate LGBT Pride month with a parade and festival on June 10. Across the state and the nation, events like this one celebrate and honor the LGBT culture and pride and the decades-long struggle to overcome prejudice and to earn the natural right for individuals to be accepted for who they are.
Together we joined with community allies at the 33rd annual San Diego Pride Parade on July 15, celebrating diversity and fostering pride and respect for our LGBTQI community.
In partnership with SEIU 221 and SEIU International, our team hosted a sign-making party the night before, and created a truck-mounted float with a Resistance! Theme – supporting LGBTQI rights, worker’s rights and economic justice for all.