DYFED POWYS POLICE supports Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender History Month which takes place every year in February and celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.
Superintendent Claire Parmenter, Diversity Champion for Sexual Orientation said: “To show our support for LGB and T History Month, the rainbow flag is flying over police buildings in Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli and Aberystwyth. This month is the time to reflect on the history of sexual orientation equality and how far we have come. We can all make a difference and contribute to ensuring that improvements are made to the quality of life of LGBT people within our communities.”
Dyfed Powys police flies the rainbow flags every year during February to encourage diverse communities to report hate crimes and incidents to us.
Hate crimes and incidents are acts that are committed against a person motivated by the offender’s hatred of someone because of a personal characteristic such as their sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or disability.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe and to not live in fear.” she added “Have trust and confidence in reporting hate crimes and incidents.”