This booklet is intended to provide some ‘basic answers to basic questions’ that our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) members are routinely asked, as well as responses to questions that aren’t asked, but perhaps our allies would like some answers to. Contents include definitions of terms used in the LGBT community, information about basic bargaining and workplace issues, suggestions for allies, and basic responses to questions about same-sex marriage, trans issues, LGBT families, etc. There isn’t necessarily consensus within the LGBT community about everything in this booklet, but we’ve tried to present a range of views.
The LGBT community within the CAW relies on our allies to make our workplaces and our union safe and respectful. In turn, we contribute to building the union and being part of the broader movement for social justice that includes all of us.