An online fundraiser has been set up for raise money for the first ever Powys Pride, to take place in Llandrindod Wells.

LGBTQ+ pride parades and events celebrate and fight for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

The idea for a pride event in Llandrindod Wells came from Shaun Griffiths, the LGBTQ+ support worker at Mid Powys Mind. After a Facebook post received an overwhelming response, with many people wanting to get involved, a meeting was set up.

Since then a date for Powys Pride was decided upon: Saturday, June 27, 2020.

With plans well underway, with a group meeting regularly to discuss the event, Powys Pride is now asking people to donate to its online fundraiser, which has been set up on the website JustGiving.

Initially, the plans were for a Llandrindod Pride event. However, it was decided at the meeting that the event should be for the whole county.

A spokesperson said: “The group felt it was important to be inclusive of the whole of Powys due to the lack of LGBTQ+ awarenesses and services across Powys.”

Despite the event being for people in Powys as a whole, the group at the meeting thought it was important to keep the event based in or around one location to keep the audience. And that the site should be Llandrindod Wells, because of its central location and the local support it offers to members of the LGBTQ+ community.

At Welshpool Town Council’s full meeting on Wednesday, December 18, councillors voted to help publicise the event after receiving a letter from Powys Pride.

If you would like to donate to Powys Pride event, just click here.

For more details on the event and for local support and advice for people who identify as LGBTQ+, head to the Mid Powys Mind website.