2SLGBTQIA+ Workers

This caucus represents workers who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-spirit; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Plus). This group is a caucus of the BC Federation of Labour and serves as a place for 2SLGBTQIA+* workers to network, and to discuss issues of focus for people who are members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community at work and in society.

Executive Council Representative: Desiree Cabecinha

If you identify as a 2SLGBTQIA+ worker and would like to become a member of this caucus, please enter your information in the form below.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “Solidarity is the answer to hate”

May 17, 2024
For the past several years, a concerted right-wing campaign has attacked 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and particularly our trans community members. But there’s growing hope that people from all backgrounds are pushing back against the fear and disinformation.

Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility

March 28, 2024
The International Transgender Day of Visibility is a celebration of the transgender and gender diverse members of our community. And it reminds us how important that visibility is: it reduces isolation, sending a clear message to trans people that they are not alone. And it helps to fight fear,... more

Standing up against anti-trans hate on September 20, and always

September 18, 2023
The British Columbia Federation of Labour stands firmly and proudly with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the face of a surge of anti-trans hate speech and actions across the country.

BCFED marks Transgender Day of Visibility and the value of “being seen for who we are”

March 31, 2023
The BC Federation of Labour today released the following statement on the International Transgender Day of Visibility from BCFED President Sussanne Skidmore:Today, we celebrate transgender people: as coworkers, friends, neighbours, family, leaders and members of our community. And we celebrate the... more

Pride as Protest

June 23, 2021
As Pride month wraps up, it is appropriate to reflect on its origins, which are deeply steeped in protest. Pride was led largely by queer and Trans people of colour against police brutality enacted on community members. This year marks fifty-five years since the beginning of the Pride protest... more

BC Federation of Labour Statement on Pride

August 3, 2017
The following is a statement from BCFED president Irene Lanzinger: Vancouver - The BC Federation of Labour would like to wish working people in British Columbia a happy Pride season. Already tens of thousands have celebrated pride in communities across the province including Prince... more

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