Coun­cil and DJ team up to back LGBT his­tory month

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

BRID­GEND County Bor­ough Coun­cil has teamed up with lo­cal ra­dio per­son­al­ity Lee Jukes to help raise aware­ness of LGBT His­tory Month.

Coun­cil­lor Dhan­isha Pa­tel, the coun­cil’s cabi­net mem­ber for well­be­ing and future gen­er­a­tions, said: “We are proud to sup­port LGBT His­tory Month once again this year.

“There is still a lot of fear and prej­u­dice in re­la­tion to les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der, and those ques­tion­ing across the UK, and peo­ple are suf­fer­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion, ha­rass­ment and vic­tim­i­sa­tion be­cause of their gen­der or sex­u­al­ity ev­ery day.

“Dis­crim­i­na­tion of any form is un­ac­cept­able and has no place in Brid­gend County Bor­ough, which is why we will con­tinue work­ing hard with our part­ners to en­cour­age a mu­tual re­spect be­tween all peo­ple liv­ing in the county bor­ough.

DJ Lee, from Bridge FM Ra­dio Driv­e­time, said: “I love Brid­gend County Bor­ough.

“We live in an amaz­ingly di­verse area where com­mu­nity spirit shines through.

“WLGBT His­tory Month is about cel­e­brat­ing the huge steps taken in the past to make our so­ci­ety more ac­cept­ing and fairer for every­one.

“It’s bril­liant to see Brid­gend County Bor­ough Coun­cil mark­ing this by help­ing to raise aware­ness.”

BCBC coun­cil­lors and Bridge FM DJ Lee Jukes

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