LGBT attitudes in Wales: ‘Huge distance’ travelled in 30 years

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03/15/2019

Lisa Power, who lives in Cardiff, was the first openly LGBT person to speak on gay rights at the UN and has been a campaigner for decades. “When I came out in the 1970s, it was perfectly legal to sack people for being gay, it was unheard of for anybody to be out as a teacher or a nurse, we couldn’t foster or adopt children, we couldn’t get married. We really led very restricted lives.” It was a time of strong public disapproval with anti-gay campaigns in both the media and in government. But encouraging progress has been made since she co-founded the LGBT rights charity, Stonewall, 30 years ago.

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