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National Assembly to mark LGBT history month

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

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A RAINBOW flag will be flown above the National Assembly in Cardiff and Colwyn Bay from tomorrow to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history month.

The Rainbow standard will be raised across the estate at 12.15pm, with Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler AM joined by Commissioner for Equalities Sandy Mewies AM.

This follows further recognition of the Assembly's work in this area from LGBT-rights group Stonewall. For the fifth year running they have ranked the Assembly amongst the top LGBT-friendly places to work in the UK, increasing its index score once again this year.

"I am proud that the Assembly does so much positive work around the issue of LGBT rights", said Mrs Butler.

"But there is still work to be done in ensuring that the LGBT community is recognised on an equal footing in all walks of life, and in particular within mainstream politics."

Mrs Mewies added: "The LGBT history month is all about celebrating diversity and cultural pluralism, which is something we strive to do at the Assembly.

"I am delighted to take part in this ceremony to raise the Rainbow standard above the Assembly's estate."

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  • Neathboy234  |  February 06 2013, 9:34AM

    Great to see this happening, and of course it comes as a great contrast to the 8 Tory MP's(All of them) who voted against gay marriage.

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