Hello my fellow LGBTQ2+ siblings,
My name is Emily Craddock (she/her) and I am proud to introduce myself as your new LGBTQ2+ Representative on the PSAC BC Regional Council.
I am a bisexual, cisgender, white passing Metis woman who is somewhere on the aromantic spectrum. I’m still figuring that one out but hey, that’s all part of the fun right? I’m also a young worker
I am lucky enough to live and work on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people in Victoria. I can often be found crocheting outdoors on sunny days.
In recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17th I would like to take this opportunity to share a new report that just came out on moving forward from the historic injustices of the LGBT Purge. The LGBT Purge was a systematic practice of discrimination, harassment, and often callous firing of LGBT members of the Canadian Public Service, RCMP, and military between the 1950’s and 1990’s which still has repercussions today.
Emerging from the Purge: The State of LGBTQI2S Inclusion in the Federal Workplace and Recommendations for Improvement presents key findings and makes 23 recommendations for improvements to support systematic change towards LGBTQ2+ inclusion in federal workplaces.
You can download an abstract of the report here or download the full report here.
I am looking forward to serving our community for the next two years and welcome hearing from you with questions, concerns, or just to say hello!
Emily Craddock (she/her)
PSAC BC Regional Council LGBTQ2+ Rep