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Sexual orientation

The Welsh Government is committed to ensuring equal treatment for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales.

When you access local services, for example in healthcare or education, the last thing that should be on your mind is whether you will be treated differently or less well because of your sexual orientation. The Welsh Government believes that no-one should be denied opportunities because of their sexual orientation and is committed to ensuring equal treatment for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales.

The Assembly provides funding to Stonewall Cymru (external link), the advisory body on the needs of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people in Wales. It has also provided funding assistance for the Cardiff Wales Mardi Gras (external link) since 2002 and the Terrence Higgins Trust (external link).

Information on support for people who identify themselves as Transgender can be found via the gender section.

The Sexual Orientation (Goods and Services) Regulations

The Sexual Orientation (Goods & Services) Regulations (external link) came into force on 30 April 2007. This was determined by UK central government and will apply to England, Scotland and Wales.

The Welsh Government welcomes the approach adopted by the UK Government.

NB: Similar legislation on goods and services came into force on the grounds of religion and belief on 30 April 2007.

Useful links

Stonewall Cymru (external link) 

The Cardiff Wales Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (external link)

Terrence Higgins Trust (external link)