Challenging homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia

The BC Nurses’ Union protects and advances the health, social and economic well-being of our members, our profession and our communities. Our vision is to be the champion for our members, the professional voice of nursing and the leading advocate for publicly funded health care.

Through the work of the Human Rights and Equity Committee, BCNU works to enhance the voice and place of our members who have experienced historic and systemic discrimination and marginalization. We have four equity caucus groups including the LGBTQ Caucus. All were established according to the same principles of the Human Rights Code of BC. They recognize the need to support members who may feel less welcome and find participation more difficult, by giving them a space to speak freely about issues that matter to them.

The LGBTQ Caucus works to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. The Caucus encourages LGBTQ members to become more active in our union, from serving as stewards, to attending regional meetings and convention and running for top leadership positions.