The elections for the National Assembly for Wales in 2016 are a landmark in our journey as a nation and for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in Wales.
Despite the remarkable progress we’ve made in employment rights, an equal age of consent, legal protection from discrimination, the abolition of Section 28, adoption rights, civil partnerships and same-sex marriage, there is still much to achieve in order that everyone, everywhere is accepted without exception.
Trans people are denied access to life-changing healthcare and support in their own country. Young people are subject to bullying in schools and teachers tell us they need support to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language. And there are too few role models in public life, including in the National Assembly where there are currently no out LGBT members.
Our manifesto sets out how we can face these challenges together.
We want candidates and parties to:
- Create a Gender Identity Clinic in Wales and improving trans health and social care.
- Challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
- End discrimination and poor treatment of LGBT people in health and social care.
- Champion LGBT rights here and abroad.
In May 2016, voters will elect Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee the work of the four police forces in Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales Police.