Video: AFL-CIO Pres. Rich Trumka speaks out on bullying LGBT kids and discrimination against LGBT workers

From Pride @ Work:

Please take a moment to view this moving video from AFL-CIO President Trumka, speaking out in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and against bullying.  President Trumka connects from his own experience growing up in a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania, where generations of families spent their lives in the coal mines, many of them recent immigrants.

"What's happening to LGBT kids and young adults is wrong.  When any group or individual is bullied or discriminated against based on their identity, it's simply destructive to who we are as a nation."

      Video message from AFL-CIO President Trumka: It Gets Better

From putting a stop to bullying in schools to ending all forms of employment discrimination, President Trumka challenges us all to continue working together to "make it better" and renews labor's call for an end to employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

"I'm here to tell you it does get better.... But that's not actually enough.  We need to make it better.  We need to confront discrimination head on and not just wait.  This is one of the big fights of my generation, and of yours.  Let's make sure it's not the fight of the next generation."


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  • I believe in what he says. It will get better... if we stand together and fight together and be together.

    Posted by I believe, 10/26/2010 1:13am (8 years ago)

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