The U.S. Embassy in Prague will celebrate this year’s Prague Pride Festival along with fifteen other embassies of nations that share our human rights values. By participating in and supporting this festival, which is taking place August 5-11 throughout the city, we show our united support for human rights irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
As part of Pride Week celebrations in Prague, the U.S. Embassy plans to be part of the following activities:
- On Monday evening, August 5, Ambassador Stephen King will participate in the Pride Festival opening ceremony on Strelecky Ostrov in downtown Prague. He and other diplomatic representatives will read a statement in support of LGBTI rights.
- On Saturday, August 10, representatives from the U.S. Embassy team will march together with other embassies in the Prague Pride parade behind the banner #diplomatsforequality, from Vaclavske Namesti to the festival village at Letna Park.
- The U.S. Embassy welcomes you to its information booth at Letna after the march.
- During Prague Pride week, the U.S. Embassy will display the Pride flag in support of LGBTI rights.
The U.S. Embassy in Prague remains committed to supporting the human rights of LGBTI persons together with the Czech government, civil society, interfaith and business communities. Since 2011, the U.S. Embassy has provided financial support through its small grants program to Prague Pride, as well as meeting space to civil society organizations for workshops and discussions on LGBTI issues at the American Center in Prague.