During #LGBTHistoryMonth, we reflect on how far we’ve come in the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights and we celebrate the lives of the LGBTQ+ activists and allies that came before us.
We know that we cannot be complacent. Unfortunately, we’re in an age where it can feel like our rights are at risk of being rolled back. As LGBTQ+ people we all too often still face discrimination and harassment.
We recently became the first UK nation to pass legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from 30mph to 20mph when the Senedd voted in favour in July this year. Work is now underway to get Wales ready for that change, as limits will begin to change from September next year.
I’m Charlotte Williams. In 2020 I led work on the teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories and contributions in support of the new curriculum. In 2022, I was really pleased that the Welsh Government made mandatory the teaching of these perspectives for all schools and early years settings in Wales.
Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to acknowledge the importance of good mental health and the continuing work to protect and support the mental health of people around the world. Days such as this provide an opportunity to remind ourselves of the value of being more open and mindful of our own and others’ mental health and wellbeing.
A warm Welsh welcome. That’s what people from Wales, England and further afield can expect to receive when they visit the spectacular tourist destinations we have to offer.
With our thriving cities, epic landscapes and coastal towns and villages there’s something for everyone in Wales – and we want to show it off. And to be able to continue doing this, we need to make sure communities are supported.
Today is a historic day for children’s rights here in Wales and a day which I have waited a long time to see. It may have taken over 20 years of campaigning to make the physical punishment of children illegal, but the day has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier.
The day I get to judge my annual Christmas card competition is always an exciting but challenging day for me as First Minister. Every year I send out thousands of Christmas cards to people all around the world, including the Queen, and to the President and Vice President of the United States. I like to make the Christmas card extra special, so I ask for help from schoolchildren around Wales.