A NALGAY banner on a CHE march in London in 1975 | Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage | 14320

Nalgay was the first gay group to form inside a British trade union, in 1974. Nalgay was set up within the National Association of local Government Officers Union, NALGO, and the founding members of Nalgay included John McKay and Howard Hyman. Nalgay’s Chris Creegan became the first out gay man to be elected onto the main union’s Executive Committee, and may have been the first out gay person in the world to serve on a Union EC. The NALGO union became part of the larger UNISON union in 1993, there continues to be an active gay group.



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