AFGE PRIDE is a national program designed to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, and others within the pride spectrum (LGBTQIA+) membership as well as their allies and to educate all of AFGE on the workplace and safety issues facing this community within AFGE and the Labor Movement.
Many of the goals of LGBTQIA+ members are the same as their co-workers; job security, opportunities for advancement, benefits, pay, and a respectful, dignified, and safe work environment are top priorities. Unfortunately because of homophobia and transphobia in the ranks of management and labor leadership, LGBTQIA+ union members frequently face specific barriers in receiving the same benefits and working conditions that other union members get under the same contract. This is a matter of equal treatment and a cause that the union should take on.
Goals of the AFGE PRIDE Program