Throughout February Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be celebrating LGBT History month with a series of events aimed at celebrating the diversity of our communities and championing inclusivity.

In support of the nationally-recognised LGBT History Month, the LGBT rainbow flag will be raised across Council buildings throughout February.

The first event will be the Icons & Allies exhibition at the Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park, taking place on the first Saturday of February.

The exhibition showcases 20 different people who have shaped our political and social world, both here in Wales and across the UK for the benefit of the LGBT community. The exhibition shines a light on Welsh campaigners, reformers and pioneers who fought for the rights and equality for the LGBT community.

Cllr Maureen Webber, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Equalities, said “It’s absolutely fantastic that we have been able to secure the Icons & Allies exhibition to showcase at the Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park which celebrates all that we support and encourage in RCT – diversity and inclusivity.

"The individuals focused on in the exhibition have made lasting contributions to the LGBT community and society as a whole, and it’s great that Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has been given the opportunity to promote this wonderful exhibition on the opening weekend of LGBT History Month.

"I urge all to attend, find out some interesting stories and show your support for LGBT History Month.”

The Icons & Allies exhibition will be on show at the Welsh Mining Experience, Rhondda Heritage Park on Saturday, February 3, and is FREE for all to visit!

Posted on Wednesday 31st January 2018

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