Dr Peter Purton was the TUC disability and LGBT officer from 1998 until retirement in 2016. He had previously worked for NATFHE (now UCU) and in the voluntary sector and has been a campaigner for LGBT rights since the 1970s and an active trade unionist. He was also a national officer of Labour Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Rights (now LGBT Labour) for more than 20 years.
Lynn is currently deputy head of PCS’ general secretary’s office and national political officer for the union. She has been a full-time officer with PCS Scotland since 2005 and is PCS national officer for Scotland and Ireland. She is also the vice president of the Scottish Trades Union Congress and has been active in the labour and trade union movement for over 30 years