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Welsh Assembly named best place to work in UK for LGBT people

12 Welsh employers made the list Credit: PA

The Welsh Assembly has been named the most LGBT friendly employer in the UK.

The National Assembly for Wales took the number one spot in Stonewall's annual list of Top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers.

This year, Stonewall's list focuses on trans friendly workplaces and organisations with measures in place to improve working life for transexual staff are being praised. Recently, the Assembly has introduced gender-neutral facilities for staff.

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Research conducted by Stonewall last month revealed that over half of trans people have hidden their identity at work for fear of discrimination. They also found that 12% of transexual employees have been attacked by colleagues or customers in the past year.

The Welsh Assembly joins 12 other Welsh organisations in Stonewall's top 100.

We are truly honoured to be recognised by Stonewall as the leading employer for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

The National Assembly has diversity and inclusion at the very heart of its role representing the people of Wales.

We are proud to support our LGBT staff network and continue to work to create an inclusive culture - not only for the people who work here but for the people we represent across all Wales' diverse communities.

As Wales' parliament, it is right that we should lead by example to demonstrate what can be achieved with the right attitudes, leadership and determination.

This is not only a great day for the Assembly, it's also good news for staff in the many other Welsh organisations represented in the top 100 employers. They demonstrate people in Wales clearly understand the value of inclusive policy and service delivery and I congratulate them all.

– Elin Jones AM