Southern Shout! Covers the whole of the Southern region – from Kent along the south coast to Dorset, up to Swindon/Reading and across to south London.
GMB believes that every region should have a GMB SHOUT! group to support its LGBTI members and provide support to branches in promoting LGBTI.
GMB SHOUT! plays a vital role within GMB and 2014 saw GMB SHOUT! celebrating its 10th birthday as well as the birth of SHOUT! in the Southern region. Branch G36 were proud to have had its Equality officer actively involved in setting SHOUT! up in the region.
GMB plays a vital role in supporting its LGBTI members and raising awareness of the issues they face and by having GMB SHOUT! in each region it allows members be more confident, knowing there are people who understand their issues and support them. GMB SHOUT! also provides guidance to non-LGBTI members and to branch equality officers and to the regions’ equality forum.
GMB SHOUT! also helps to promote GMB as a whole at such events like pride both regional, national where other unions are present to demonstrate that GMB is a union that cares and campaigns for LGBTI members, where LGBTI members still face discrimination even in the 21st century.