Pride Cymru is committed to working towards the elimination of discrimination and prejudice in all its forms. We want the LGBT+ community to be positively connected with society and accepted in all its diversity.
We are passionate for our communities to express their views and share their experiences to help in challenging bigoted and prejudiced views and opinions. We do not censor our programmed events and so at times the content of some of our filmed discussions may be challenging and open up discussions that viewers may not have considered before. We encourage respectful constructive and throught-provoking conversations (and listening to these) both at our physical event and in this online offering. Any abusive language in these conversations will not be tolerated. We do not accept hate speech aimed at members of the LGBT+ community or any other minority groups. Comments of this nature made on any of our online platforms will be deleted and the commenter may be blocked from participating or removed as appropriate.
We will report any of these incidents when seen or heard to the police. In England and Wales a hate crime is defined as: – “any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a person’s disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity”; It doesn’t always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards a person or harassing them because of who they are, or who they think they are, is also a crime.
The same goes for someone posting abusive or offensive messages about someone online. If anyone engaging with our online event, whether they are a viewer or a panel member, or volunteer or staff, feels they have been inappropriately treated, or witnesses anyone being inappropriately treated, we would ask that they speak with a member of the Pride Cymru team or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us to take action.
A senior member of the team will then follow up with any proposed action, ensuring the complainant details are protected, unless otherwise agreed by them.