Friday, October 12, 2012
Stonewall CYMRU Covering Gay Issues Across Wales
A regular blog reader and friend sent me a link the other day to a web site he thought I might find interesting. He's a university student in Wales and he keeps me up to date with what's happening in the UK.
I took one look at the link and decided to post about it. It's not only well organized, it's informative and seems to cover all the relevant issues younger gay people are facing these days. And while I tend to focus on the lighter side of being young and gay in my books because I think escapism is as important as facing reality, I do think web sites and organizations like this play an important part within the global LGBT community. After all, we're more linked together than ever before.
The site is based in Wales and the title is Stonewall CYMRU - the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity.
Established in 2003 with support from the Welsh Government and Stonewall GB, our work is tailored to the needs of LGB people across Wales and draws upon a wealth of research from Stonewall across Britain.
They have links for things like hate crimes and housing. One in particular is legal advice that I know can be very valuable for people with HIV/AIDS from dealing with one in Philadelphia for a friend of mine.
This section covers the local authorities of: Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Swansea. It offers information about LGB groups as well as some mainstream organisations that support LGB people listed under the categories below.