Keeping it real

Dyfed Powys Police and South Wales Police are flying the rainbow flag above some of their buildings in February in support of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender History month.
Gwent Police has also flown the flag at its headquarters.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) History Month takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT communities.

For the first time this year, in the South Wales Police force area, the Rainbow Flag will not only be flown at the Bridgend Headquarters site but will also be flown at seven stations in each of the divisions across the force, as a sign of South Wales Police’s commitment to supporting the rights of every individual and supporting our LGBT communities.

Rainbow stickers will also be displayed on the front doors or front windows of stations across the force.

The flag will fly at the Bridgend Headquarters building in Cowbridge Road, Bridgend and will also fly at the below stations:

In Northern division (covering the Rhondda Cynon Taff area) at Pontypridd Police Station.
In Western division (covering Swansea and Neath, Port Talbot ) at Swansea Central Station, Port Talbot station and Neath Station.
In Central division (covering Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan) at Bridgend Police Station.
In Eastern division, Cardiff at Cardiff central Police Station.

Communities and Partnerships Supt Liane Bartlett said:

“The flags and stickers are a sign of our commitment to supporting the rights of every individual and our commitment to supporting our LGBT communities.

“Our force’s aim is for the people of South Wales to live in an environment that is open and welcoming, and free from discrimination.

“The flags and stickers symbolise our pledge to our communities that we will tackle all crime, including any homophobic hate crime and would encourage residents to report any issues to us.

“South Wales Police has specialist staff in its Minorities Support Unit to deal with this type of crime and has dedicated Hate Crime Police Officers in Cardiff, Swansea, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan and Neath and Port Talbot divisions who provide ongoing support to victims.

“Alongside the Assembly and other Welsh forces we have worked in partnership with charity Safer Wales to develop and launch a confidential hate crime self-reporting initiative online at, where members of the public can report hate crime confidentially and anonymously.

“We also provide advice and support on a wide range of matters that may affect or impact on our minority communities.

“We are proud to fly the Rainbow flag, with its rainbow motif which is a sign of diversity, as part of our commitment to all our diverse communities.”

The flags will be flying at the South Wales Police stations throughout the whole of February.

South Wales Police is signed up to the Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme and are working with Stonewall to become a better employer for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.

The scheme is a good practice forum in which employers can work with Stonewall Cymru and each other to promote lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in the workplace.

Stonewall Cymru aims to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales.
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