Pride month is celebrated every June. While Pride events actually take place throughout the summer, June was chosen to remember the Stonewall Riots that broke out in Greenwich Village, New York City, on 28 June 1969 after police raided one of the city’s most popular gay clubs, prompting the regulars to fight back courageously in protest against the persistent persecution.
The month now provides an opportunity to collectively celebrate and recognise the impact LGBT people have had throughout our local and wider communities. Blaenau Gwent is proud to support Pride month and continues to encourage inclusive communities.
As part of Proud Councils, a network of 8 Local Authorities in South Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Torfaen), we actively work to promote inclusion and improve the support offered to LGBT staff, as well as supporting and promoting equality for LGBT communities.
- Listening to the experiences of LGBT people, both in our workplaces and communities
- Reviewing and improving policies
- Sharing good practice
- Promoting inclusion
- Diversifying the workforce
Proud Councils will be announcing an exciting competition for young people in the run up to Pride Cymru’s annual Pride celebrations in August… watch this space!