No pride in Pride

In June, the Welsh Government announced that it was awarding Pride Cymru £25,000 this year, as part of a long-term plan to ‘embed support for the organisation’.

The Welsh Government has supported Pride in the past, but now we are putting this support on a firmer footing, to help with long-term planning and sustainability, not just for a single event but in recognising the role Pride plays as a grassroots movement.

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Wales’ LGBTQ+ plan is no go for lesbians

Now here’s the thing … as a lesbian I should be really excited about living in a country which purports to support me and has come up with an Action Plan to ensure my needs are catered for. But alas, I am anything but thrilled.

Having read through the LGBTQ+ Action Plan all I see is an exercise in promoting queer and transgender ideology. In fact the word lesbian is only mentioned twice and sex as a protected characteristic is tellingly left out of the Equalities list in the Ministerial Foreword. It seems pretty clear, as a lesbian, that the Welsh Government are committing themselves to supporting gender ideology over and above the concept of sex. Continue reading “Wales’ LGBTQ+ plan is no go for lesbians”