Background information

In June, in conjunction with the EuroPride in Rome, Italy, a conference was organised under the title "Europe 2020: Inclusive Growth and Equal Rights: Sexual orientation and Gender Identity: Trade Union Bargaining for Equality". CGIL, ILGA Erupe and the ETUC were co-organizers. Read the programme here, watch the (Italian) promotion video and video report here or watch some picture impressions here.

In July, 2011, in conjunction with the EI Congress, the third meeting of EI/PSI LGBT Forum took place,
in Cape Town, South Africa.
The two-day Forum meeting started on Nelson Mandela's birthday, July 18th.
More participant than ever before were present, 150, including representatives from 15 African countries.
However, there was not much interaction,
since most of the meeting was organised as plenary sessions.
Watch an interview with Bob Chase, one of the chairs of the Forum, or read the programmme and the recommendations from the 3rd Forum meeting.
Some pictures are available here.