Quinn Roache is the TUC’s LGBT+ and Disability Policy Officer working within their Equality and Strategy Department. In this presentation, he will cover a brief history of trade union activism supporting LGBT+ workers’ rights, and outline current contemporary LGBT+ issues and what trade unions are doing to address them and cover emerging issues.
Previously Quinn worked for the Equality and Human Rights Commission on high profile projects including their Pregnancy and Maternity Work Programme, Home Care Inquiry which drew national attention to key issues of discrimination and shaped national debate. He has led on community engagement projects on a variety of themes including the UNCRPD and increasing LGBT+ hate crime reporting.
In his spare time Quinn can be found shopping for mid-century furniture or fussing over his cat T-Cups.