Councils unite to show support at Pride Cymru 2022

8 September 2022

Pride Cymru - Proud Councils

Powys County Council joined neighbouring local authorities in Wales to show support for the LGBT+ community and help promote equality and diversity.

The authority took part in the Pride Cymru event for the first-time last month, as part of the ‘Proud Councils’ network, which is designed to enable councils throughout the region to work together while promoting services and offering their support.

Representatives of Powys County Council travelled to Cardiff for the event alongside colleagues from Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Newport, Swansea, Caerphilly, Torfaen, and Blaenau Gwent.

Staff, councillors, and associated community groups joined hundreds of people who marched through the streets of Cardiff together to demonstrate each council’s commitment and support for the LGBT+ community in Wales.

As well as holding Pride banners and flags, they were also present at the Proud Council’s stall to encourage visitors to discuss how councils can improve issues such as service delivery, access and inclusion and preventing discrimination against residents and employees.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Powys County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: “It’s fantastic to see Powys County Council attending the Pride Cymru event in Cardiff for the first time this year.

“I’m incredibly proud to have been there representing Powys alongside many others from the Council and across Wales, under the banner of the ‘Proud Councils’ network.

“It was great to attend and show our commitment and support for the LGBT+ community in Wales.”