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Rainbow flag to be raised at the Welsh National Assembly for LGBT History Month

Molly Rose Pike February 10, 2015

LGBT+ Pride flag.

The National Assembly for Wales is marking LGBT History Month by flying the flag from 10 February.

The flag will fly above the Assembly’s Cardiff Bay and Colwyn Bay estate.

The Assembly’s staff network will celebrate the month by displaying a presentation of LGBT role models in the Senedd and doing internal awareness-raising for staff and Assembly Members.

The Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, said: “I am proud that the Assembly does so much positive work to make the workplace more inclusive”, she added “But we cannot rest on our laurels; there is still much work to be done.”

The PO stated that part of that work is to proudly fly the flag above the estate of the Assembly.

The National Assembly has been recognised by Stonewall for its efforts to be LGBT inclusive, it was ranked fourth in the UK in Stonewall’s 2014 Workplace Equality Index. It was named the top public sector gay-friendly place to work in Wales.

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.

“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.”

More: lgbt history month, National Assembly for Wales, rainbow flag, Stonewall, Wales

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