Pink Triangle Standing Committee

The Lesbian and Gay Standing Committee (LGSC) became the Pink Triangle Standing Committee at 2008-2010 convention.

The committee works to improve and enhance awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, queer and questioning members of our union. It provides a networking support system to guarantee HEU members have a safe, positive and harassment-free workplace.

In 1992, HEU was the first union to sponsor participants to attend OUTRights, a conference on gays and lesbians and the law. This marked the beginning of gay and lesbian visibility within HEU.

The following year, the Provincial Executive funded a Lesbian and Gay Focus Group at the 1993 summer school in an effort to eliminate homophobia and address oppression.

Delegates from this standing committee also attend national conventions and sit on other trade union committees, representing the interests of HEU’s *LGBTQ+ members, including the Canadian Union of Public Employees’ National Pink Triangle Committee and the Canadian Labour Congress’ Solidarity and Pride Working Group.

Did you know...

  • The HEU Pink Triangle Standing Committee meets twice a year to organize outreach initiatives, and work on campaigns, community events and fundraisers?
  • The HEU Pink Triangle Standing Committee participates in an HEU equity conference every two years?
  • The HEU Pink Triangle Standing Committee has a confidential infoline that’s monitored regularly by a committee member?

*LGBTQ+ is recognized as short-form for those who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, queer or questioning.