LGBTQ Rights

1199SEIU’s support for LGBTQ rights predates the formation our union’s Lavender Caucus in 2002. The caucus centralized the union’s ad hoc support for LGBTQ issues under a group dedicated to working closely with labor and LGBTQ organizations in New York and other 1199SEIU regions. The caucus also cooperates in efforts with the AFL-CIO’s Pride at Work constituency.

1199SEIU represents workers at LGBTQ organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. Some of these members have been profiled in union publications.

Our union is proud of our long record working in political and legislative arenas on the behalf of LGBTQ rights. Union leadership and members have marched and lobbied for gay marriage in New York State and the nation. In 2016, a contingent of 1199ers proudly took its place among the contingents of the marchers at New York’s City’s Pride March.

Jan 1, 1970
1199 members along with our progressive allies at the NAACP, ACLU, AFL-CIO, and numerous other organizers across the state will be worki...
Jan 1, 1970
When you speak with Patrick Paschall, it?s hard to believe that the 1199SEIU delegate and new City Councilmember from Hyattsville, Maryl...
Jan 1, 1970
1199 members along with our progressive allies at the NAACP, ACLU, AFL-CIO, and numerous other organizers across the state will be worki...
Jan 1, 1970
When you speak with Patrick Paschall, it?s hard to believe that the 1199SEIU delegate and new City Councilmember from Hyattsville, Maryl...

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