24 February 2017
This month Wales Green Party and Welsh Green Pride have been celebrating LGBTIQA+ History Month, reflecting on past successes and further pushing for LGBTIQA+ equality by looking to what needs be done in the future.
The Spokesperson for Welsh Green Pride, Ash Jones, said: "It is important for us to continue to push for equal rights and opportunities. In the post-Brexit world where Donald Trump has been elected the president of the USA our rights are not safe. We must not only campaign for new and more equal rights but we are now faced with the challenge of ensuring that the current ones we have achieved are maintained."
A year and a half ago the previous Welsh Green Pride spokesperson, Adam Smith, launched a campaign against the discriminatory blood ban against men who have sex with men. The campaign was a huge success and has led to a UK wide review of the ban in the blood donation process.
At Pride Cymru 2016 Wales Young Greens co-chair Andrew Creak launched Welsh Green Pride's current campaign for legal recognition of Non-binary genders in the UK. The campaign has been well received and is still ongoing, including a petition that can be found here: https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-legally-recognise-gender-identities-outside-the-male-and-female-binary?recruiter=62543179&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
Wales Green Party Leader, Alice Hooker-Stroud has said, "I am proud to be leading a party that supports the LGBTIQA+ society as well as other minorities. I will continue to support Welsh Green Pride in their current and future campaigns for an equal world."