The Importance of Rural Prides

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Last weekend marked the fifth North Wales Pride at Hendre Hall in Bangor and it is currently the only welsh pride event north of Swansea and Cardiff. In the north, we are a world away from Cardiff and it is quicker and easier to get to London than it is our own capital. This separation is reflected in the the lack of services on offer to the LGBT community in rural North Walian towns and villages.

Like all other pride events, North Wales Pride is primarily a celebration but it also provides a place for people to network with and get advice from a range of LGBT service providers such as Stonewall Cymru, The Terrence Higgins Trust, VIVA LGBT youth group, Wipe Out Transphobia, MESMAC and North Wales Police Diversity Unit. For LGBT people living in rural North Wales, physical access to these services is extremely limited and the event…

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About Karen Woodham

Karen is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds blog an avid blogger of all sorts of interesting and odd things. She is also the Scala Cinema Film Reviewer, where she reviews the latest movies and is a bit of a local celebrity and a new generation of on-line journalist. Karen won the individual events in the National UK Blog Awards in 2015 and is listed at No.3 in the TOP 10 UK Film blogs.

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