August 25, 2006 12:07 ET

Amicus at the Welsh Mardi Gras 2006

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 25, 2006) - Amicus, the UK's largest private sector union, is planning to take the 2006 Wales Mardi Gras by storm on Saturday, 2 September.

Amicus has a long history of involvement with the Mardi Gras and is committed to promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights within the workplace and beyond.

With a theme influenced by 'Brokeback Mountain', Amicus members across Wales are polishing up their spurs, dusting off their chaps and dragging out their best Dolly Parton outfits to go along and support the event in Cooper's Field, Cardiff on Saturday.

Amicus will have a stand in Coopers Field, supported by Frizzell's and UIA, where a prize draw will take place.

One of the main organisers of the Amicus stand, Amicus member John Mathias, also an activist of the LGBT Forum, said:

"It is very important that LGBT workers know that Amicus is there for them at work and that they do not need to be isolated because their sexual orientation or gender.

"This Mardi Gras is primarily a celebration for the lesbian and gay communities, however it is also a fun-filled family event and the Amicus stand has been designed with that in mind. Although we want to give a serious message, we want to ensure it's done in a fun and memorable way."

The event will take place from 1pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 2nd September at Coopers Field, Cardiff.


Contact Information

  • Amicus
    Andrea Jones
    Regional Equality Officer
    01792 470434 / 07919 320930
    Ashraf Choudhury
    press office
    020 7420 8914 / 07980 224761