December 5th, 2002

mini me + poo

Anyone a member of Unison?

It's the union that's recognised at work, and there's part of me that's tempted to join although not for any benefits there. It's a sufficiently small organisation that we don't actually need it. But there are other benefits.

And of course, Unison has a Lesbian and Gay Campaign. But when they say 'Lesbian and Gay' they mean Lesbian and Gay.

To give you an idea of just how biphobic the L&G campaign is, when they're reporting on who attended something they break it down into age, racial identity, earnings etc and gender. That's as in "12 lesbians 10 gay men" gender.

It was women from Unison's L&G campaign who drove several other women to tears when they insisted at an ILGA (International Lesbian & Gay Association - to change the name needs a constitutional amendment which needs almost 100% support) meeting that women's caucus meant, necessarily, a lesbian-only one.

Now, I have the sense of humour that means I can laugh at this sort of crap - not least because they just hate that - but tempting as it is to join the L&G campaign and kick up a fuss... it would be good to have a Unison Bisexual Campaign.

I suspect that would need more than one person though :) (Mind you, the L&G campaign doesn't seem to have that many activists.)

Edit: gosh, how they changed over the next few years.