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Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:40

A Rainbow Flag Is Raised By The National Assembly For Wales To Celebrate The LGBT History Month

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To celebrate the LGBT history month, a rainbow flag flown over the buildings of the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff Bay and Colwyn Bay from 10 February.

According to The South Wales Evening PostThe South Wales Evening Post, this follows further recognition of the Assembly's work in this area from LGBT-rights group Stonewall.

The National Assembly for Wales was ranked fourth in the UK in Stonewall's 2014 Workplace Equality Index. The Assembly was also named the top public sector gay-friendly place to work in Wales.

«I am proud that the Assembly does so much positive work to make the workplace more inclusive,» the Presiding Officer said. […] «But we cannot rest on our laurels; there is still much work to be done.»

Sandy Mewies AM, the Assembly Commissioner with responsibility for equalities issues, added: «The National Assembly continues to excel in terms of its work in the equalities field. Once again we have been recognised as one of the top employers in the UK.

«The LGBT History Month is all about celebrating diversity and cultural pluralism and I am delighted that once again the Assembly is marking LGBT History Month.»

Photo credit: South Wales Evening Post

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