At TUC LGBT+ conference in July 2018, ASLEF submitted an emergency motion on trans rights:
The motion was moved by Rachel Harper (district 7) and received overwhelming support from the conference floor. It was the motion chosen by delegates to go forward to TUC Congress later that year.
At TUC Congress Maria Exall Chair of the TUC LGBT+ Committee moved the motion which was seconded by Deborah Reay, Chair of the ASLEF Women’s Representative Committee. After a positive debate on what had become a rather toxic issue the motion was adopted by Congress and the TUC took a position in favour of self declaration for trans and non-binary people.