Pride Cymru is celebrating its 20th year and Trivallis is going to be getting involved in the annual parade through Cardiff.
Last year’s parade had over 15,000 participants stretching over a mile and a half. This year, over 40,000 participants are expected to attend across the bank holiday weekend.
Amongst those representing Trivallis at the march will be members of the organisation’s RESPECT group. RESPECT is made up of colleagues and customers who want to positively influence how we all embrace each other’s differences.
Chris Thomas, Care & Support Service Development Co-ordinator at Trivallis and RESPECT group member, said: “I’m so proud to work for an organisation that supports the Pride movement. It tells me and all those that work for the company, that Trivallis is a company that supports, recognises and respects all members of the LGBT+ community. This respect and support not only extends to our staff, but to all our tenants as well. I wish all businesses demonstrated the support they no doubt have, in such a prominent way.”
In an article on the PRIDE website, Gian Molinu, Chair of Pride Cymru, said: “With this year marking such a significant milestone for the LGBT+ community in Wales and around the world, I am honoured and proud to be part of the Pride team and we are very excited about this years’ event. It is really humbling to think that in a climate of such divisiveness, we are able to put together an event that is going to unite so many people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity or social background.
“Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend is more than just a celebration, it started out as a protest and is a reminder that people who identify as LGBT+ continue to face hostility, prejudice and hate in today’s society. Despite legal changes, we still have a long way to go to be more inclusive.”
Marching in the parade is something you can do to show your support for the LGBTQQIAAP community, which is defined as:
Due to its length, this has now been shortened to LGBT+ or LGBTQ+.
You can find out more information on what all the above words mean, HERE.
Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend takes place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of August. Tickets can be bought online at www.pridecymru.com as well as on the day.