Stonewall Cymru, in partnership with West Rhyl Young People’s Project, are inviting lesbian, gay and bisexual people of all ages from across North Wales to join them at a Speak Easy event on Monday 26th November.
Jenny Porter, Community Liaison Officer for Stonewall Cymru, says “This evening event is a great opportunity for local lesbian, gay and bisexual people from the 6 local authorities of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham to meet with their Equality Officers and tell them how it feels to be lesbian, gay or bisexual in their local authority and their thoughts on how things could be improved for LGB people in their area.”
Gareth Davies, Community and Youth Worker for Viva, West Rhyl Young People’s Project LGB young people's service, says “We are laying on free minibuses to help LGB people to get to the Pavillion Theatre in Rhyl from Wrexham, Bangor, Llandudno and Flint and there will be food and entertainment, so it should be a good night.”
The Speak Easy event is modeled on the South East Wales LGB Forum, which works to empower LGB people living in South East Wales by enabling them to voice their needs and concerns in relation to service provision in their area. Creating this point of communication for the opinions and experiences of local LGB people to be heard by their local authority representatives, Assembly Members and police officers has helped addressing homophobic hate crime and the development of local services.
Click here for Speak Easy poster.