Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

Stonewall names Welsh Assembly as leading UK employer of LGBT staff

The Welsh Assembly is the leading UK employer of LGBT staff

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LGBT charity Stonewall has named the Welsh Assembly as the leading employer of LGBT staff in the UK.

The charity made the announcement after conducting a workplace equality survey, according to the BBC.

It has provided transgender awareness training as well as installing both gender-neutral toilets and showers. 

The assembly has also provided representation during Pride Cymru and Swansea Sparkle as well as other events and hosted its own for LGBT History Month.

Presiding Officer Elin Jones responded to the news by saying the Welsh Assembly is "truly honoured" and it has "diversity and inclusion at the very heart of its role."

She also said the assembly wants to make sure there is an inclusive culture for all those it represents in Wales.

The chief executive of Stonewall praised the "straightforward, positive actions" implemented by the assembly and called it a "trailblazer" for equality.

Ruth Hunt added that it shows "a welcome beacon of hope that a positive future is possible."

The assembly came fifth in Stonewall's index last year and third in 2016.