Council to take part in Powys Pride parade
15 July 2022
The parade, which being held on Saturday, 16, July, is a landmark event for the LGBTQ+ community in Powys.
It will also be a landmark event for the council as they will be taking part as a Proud Council member.
Proud Councils is a voluntary partnership of Welsh local authorities who are proactive in the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people. It was formed in 2015 to ensure that local government across Wales is a visible leader in the field of LGBTQ+ rights and actively championing LGBTQ+ inclusion in communities across Wales.
The partnership aims to create a unified and collaborative approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion across Wales, supporting member local authorities with their commitment towards creating equal, diverse, and inclusive workplaces and communities, where the LGBTQ+ community can be free from discrimination or prejudice.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys, said: "I'm delighted that Powys County Council is taking part in the first ever Powys Pride parade this weekend as a Proud Council.
"We want to show people that the council is a welcoming and inclusive employer that supports and promotes diversity across our workforce while supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Powys. It is important that the council participates in events like Powys Pride LGBTQ+ people in our communities know that they have the full support of the council."