Cardiff’s Premiere Pride

4 Sep

The Welsh capital was witness last weekend to what was the first ever pride parade to take place in the country. There was a good turnout and great reception for this long overdue event that took place as part of the annual Cardiff Mardi Gras.
 
Whilst Saturday was a time for celebration and an opportunity to mark how far we’ve come, it is also important that we recognise that more still needs to be done. We need to go further to support LGBT people in their local communities, workplaces and all walks of life and bring about an end to discrimination. Incidents of homophobic hate crime are unfortunately all too real and we need to build on work to tackle homophobic bullying in schools and across wider society.
 
Last Saturday’s pride parade was a step in the right direction in terms of positively increasing the visibility of LGBT people in Wales and hopefully the start of many such parades. But we also need not to lose sight of the importance of the politics of equality and the ongoing campaign for further change.

 

 
 

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