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History made at Welsh LGBT History Month

Wales' top officials to honour gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at opening of event
Government minister Huw Lewis, Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams and Assembly minister Lindsay Whittle will all show their support for the gay community at LGBT History Month Cymru.

For the first time in history, leading dignitaries in Wales will declare their support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the opening of LGBT History Month Cymru 2012.

Leading figures such as Welsh government minister Huw Lewis, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams and Assembly minister for Plaid Cymru Lindsay Whittle will all give speeches at the launch of the event on 1 February at Senedd, Cardiff.

Huw Lewis has said of the up-coming event: 'LGBT History Month is an opportunity to reflect on how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have contributed to Welsh culture and heritage.

'I am delighted to be asked to speak at the launch event in February and look forward to meeting members of the LGBT Excellence Centre.'

National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke, will close the opening event with the premier reading of her new poem, written exclusively for LGBT History Month Cymru.

LGBT History Month Cymru will feature events throughout the country including an exhibition documenting the history of notable gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in Wales, performances by the South Wales Gay Women's Choir and even soccer training sessions with Cardiff Dragons FC.

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