Posted: Fri 1st Jul 2016

North Wales LGBT Pride Bangor /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 1st, 2016

This weekend North Wales LGBT are hosting their 5th annual event at Hendre Hall in Bangor with a festival of celebration and events which begins on Friday (1st July) evening and runs until Sunday afternoon. A number of organisations and local businesses are looking forward to a variety of events aimed at bringing the LGBT and wider communities closer together to celebrate diversity. North Wales Police, who have provided organisers with administrational assistance, will also be present throughout Saturday to offer practical support about Hate Crime and Equality matters and encourage further engagement and reporting of any hate related incidents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chief Constable Mark Polin and new Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones will be on-site on Saturday with members of NWP Diversity Unit as a mark of the Forces’ support for the festival and tragic events in the Orlando Pulse Nightclub earlier this month. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chief Constable Polin said, “Pride is an important event in North Wales and we are proud to support the festival, which provides a great opportunity to strengthen our links with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. We look forward to meeting people at our stall, be on hand to answer questions about hate crime and also provide information for those who’d like to join the force. We want everyone at the festival to have a great weekend and we will do everything in our power to make sure this is the case.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones said “Now, more than ever, it is vital that we support and celebrate the diverse communities of North Wales. A Safer North Wales is an inclusive North Wales. Tensions are reduced and good community relations are made by communities coming together in celebration at events like this.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Earlier this week the National LGBT+ Police Network launched its summer campaign to keep the LGBT+ community safe with pride. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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