Welsh political party, Plaid Cymru have pledged to end the discriminatory blood ban placed on gay and bisexual men who have had sex in the previous 12 months.

Plaid Cymru has said they will end the discriminatory blood ban that forbids gay and bisexual men from donating blood if they have had sex with someone of the same sex in the previous 12 months.

The party who had three MPs in the last government have unveiled a raft of LGBT+ pledges including a policy to prioritise the development of a gender identity clinic, working with schools to end homophobic bullying and promote LGBT participation in sport.

Plaid Cymru Assembly candidate for Cardiff Central Glyn Wise said,

“Plaid Cymru is committed to creating a Wales which secures equality and acceptance without question for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

“To achieve this, we would introduce a range of measures to tackle discrimination and end stigma currently facing so many members of the LGBT community.”

Mr Wise added,

“A Plaid Cymru government would end the discriminatory twelve month donation ban for gay men, using risk to determine suitability for donation.

“We will also work towards the implementation of a framework for Primary Care Services for trans people, with the development of a Gender Identity Clinic as a high priority.

“Plaid Cymru wants to take action to help young people facing homophobic bullying by requiring school in Wales to keep a register of bullying incidents related to sexuality.

“As part of broader efforts towards healthier lifestyles, a Party of Wales government will promote LGBT participation in sport and work with clubs and organisations to reduce homophobic and sexist behaviour.

“Our vision is of a more open, tolerant and accepting society. A Plaid Cymru government would work closely and constructively with organisations and individuals alike to deliver this.”

 

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