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Wales

  • 15th March 2010

    Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens support Cardiff Mardi Gras 7

    Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens are supporting Cardiff Mardi Gras

    5:27 PM — Gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas and referee Nigel Owens are supporting Cardiff Mardi Gras. The 11th festival will be held on Saturday September 4th and 40,000 people are expected to attend.

  • 5th March 2010

    Gareth Thomas ‘threatened with outing’ at 2007 World Cup 18

    Gareth Thomas said he was threatened with outing

    2:42 PM — Gareth Thomas played in the 2007 Rugby World Cup fearing he could be outed by the press any day, he said this week. The former Wales captain, who came out in December, revealed that at the time, he was constantly getting calls telling him the media were about to out him.

  • 24th February 2010

    Plaid Cymru launches LGBT group 15

    Plaid Cyrmu launched PlaidPride.

    12:41 PM — Welsh party Plaid Cyrmu has launched PlaidPride, an affiliated group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The party announced the new group at its spring conference in Cardiff last weekend.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Gareth Thomas ‘wicked’ for supporting LGBT History Month 59

    Gareth Thomas is a patron of LGBT History Month

    11:46 AM — Rugby player Gareth Thomas has been accused of "promoting" gay sex to young children for his patron role in LGBT History Month.

  • 11th February 2010

    Welsh rugby star sorry for gay joke 39

    Jonathan Thomas apologised for the Twitter joke (Photo: Flickr user manuel | MC)

    5:42 PM — A Welsh rugby star and national teammate of Gareth Thomas apologised yesterday for making an off-colour gay joke on his Twitter account.

  • 4th February 2010

    Gareth Thomas’ ex-wife has no regrets over marriage 14

    Gareth Thomas came out late last year

    6:57 PM — Jemma Thomas, the ex-wife of gay star Gareth Thomas, has said she does not regret their marriage. Mr Thomas came out publicly in December, having revealed his sexual orientation to his wife three years before.

  • Gay referee Nigel Owens to discuss coming out 7

    Nigel Owens will discuss coming out in a documentary

    6:37 PM — Nigel Owens, the Welsh referee who came out in 2007, is to discuss his decision in a television documentary. He will appear in a S4C documentary tomorrow to reveal how he mustered the courage to come out.

  • 29th January 2010

    New service for homophobic hate crime victims in Wales 13

    The new service has been launched (Photo: Flickr user Oracio Alvarado)

    4:35 PM — A partnership between Victim Support and Stonewall Cymru has launched a new service to help victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.

  • 19th December 2009

    Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas reveals he’s gay 87

    Gareth Thomas on the cover of his autobiography

    1:03 PM — Gareth Thomas, the former Wales Rugby captain has come out as gay in an emotional interview with the Daily Mail. He becomes one of just a handful of openly gay sportsmen.

  • 1st December 2009

    Carwyn Jones appointed as Welsh Labour leader

    Carwyn Jones won the vote

    7:40 PM — Carwyn Jones has been named as the new Labour leader in Wales, replacing incumbent Rhodri Morgan. The 42-year-old Welsh Assembly member for Bridgend is currently the leader of the House and has been a favourite to win the role.

  • 2nd October 2009

    Raped trans woman ‘harassed in public and on the internet’ 10

    The victim was attacked on Facebook

    5:36 PM — A trans woman who was raped has said she was forced to move house after her identity became public. The unnamed victim saw her attacker, Kiron Singh, Chand, jailed for eight years this week.

  • 1st October 2009

    Welsh man who raped trans woman jailed for eight years 4

    The attack took place in Llanelli town centre

    11:00 AM — A Welsh man found guilty of raping a trans woman has been jailed for eight years. Kiron Singh Chand, of Llanelli, forced his victim to perform oral sex on him and beat her on April 13th in Llanelli town centre.

  • 11th September 2009

    Man found guilty of raping trans woman 7

    The attack happened in Llanelli in April

    10:26 AM — A Welsh man has been found guilty for raping a trans woman earlier this year. Kiron Singh Chand, 20, of Pottery Place, Llanelli, forced his victim to perform oral sex on him and beat her.

  • 9th September 2009

    Welsh man accused of raping trans woman

    The case continues

    10:48 AM — A man from the Welsh town of Llanelli is on trial for the rape of a trans woman. Kiron Singh Chand, 20, of Pottery Place, is accused of forcing the alleged victim to perform oral sex on him on April 13th.

  • 1st September 2009

    Welsh first minister sends message of support to Cardiff Mardi Gras 1

    Rhodri Morgan sent his support to Cardiff Mardi Gras

    4:16 PM — Rhodri Morgan, the first minister of Wales, sent a message of support to revellers at this year's Cardiff Mardi Gras. The gay event was held last weekend in glorious sunshine, unlike last year when torrential rain meant it was cancelled.

  • 13th August 2009

    Former councillor claims he was banned from joining Labour Party because he is gay 16

    The local Labour Party has denied Davies' claims

    4:32 PM — A former town councillor in the Welsh town of Llanelli has claimed he was barred from joining his local Labour Party because he is gay.

  • 24th July 2009

    Comment: They’re at it again 20

    The article cites three "troubling positions" on homosexuality

    11:04 AM — Around this time last year, the Presbyterian Church of Wales made national news after paying out a record sum to a gay employee who had endured ‘grotesquely’ discriminatory conduct and sexual harassment. You might reasonably assume, then, that they’d watch their step when it comes to the ever-so-touchy subject of homosexuality. You would, of course, be wrong to make such an assumption.

  • 18th May 2009

    Gay MP Chris Bryant forced to move house after homophobic attacks 44

    Chris Bryant has defended his expenses claims

    11:50 AM — Chris Bryant, the openly gay Labour MP for Rhondda, has said the reason he 'flipped' his second home was to escape homophobic thugs who daubed lewd messages on his main constituency property.

  • 5th May 2009

    Trans woman joins Welsh police force to tackle transphobia 1

    Michelle Douglas has been taken on by Dyfed Powys Police to teach officers about hate crimes

    5:12 PM — A Welsh police force has taken on a trans woman to help train officers about hate crimes. Michelle Douglas contacted Dyfed Powys Police last year to ask if she could help educate officers about transphobia.

  • 1st May 2009

    HIV patients ‘still facing discrimination’ in Wales

    Dr Olwen Williams claimed HIV patients still face discrimination

    4:05 PM — A sexual health doctor in Wales has claimed that some patients with HIV are still victims of prejudice and are being denied treatment by GPs for everyday illnesses.

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