Love is GREAT: UK to promote equality at Pride events across US
The British Embassy Washington and several British consulates general across the US will participate in ‘Love is GREAT’ themed events in support of the UK’s commitment to LGBT rights.
For the second year, the British Embassy in Washington will participate in the Capital Pride Parade on 7 June, a celebration of the local and national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and those that support it. After the parade the embassy will host a post-parade celebration at The Brixton from 7pm. All are welcome to join!
Several British consulates general in the US, including New York, Houston and Atlanta will also be participating in ‘Love is GREAT’ themed Pride Parades this year. The British Consulate General New York and UK Mission to the UN plan to lead a float through the famed NYC Pride, and will also host a Pride-themed pub night. The consulate and staff in Houston will join the city’s annual Pride parade for the first time, which is led by Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major US city. In Atlanta Consul General Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford will drive a British vehicle through the city’s parade.
The UK government supports that human rights are universal and should be equal for all and works toward promoting and protecting LGBT rights in the UK and internationally.