Prague, August 8 – The U.S. Embassy will again participate in the LGBTI+ Prague Pride Festival, which takes place the week of August 8 to 14 throughout the city. Through our support for Prague Pride, we demonstrate longstanding U.S. support for human rights, equality, and dignity irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The U.S. Embassy will highlight our support through the following activities:
- Monday, August 8 – We will continue the tradition of hanging a rainbow flag from the Embassy window and at the Ambassador’s Residence. For the second year in a row the embassy will hang the new iconic “Progress Flag” edition throughout the festival week. Based on the original well-known rainbow flag, the Progress flag honors the diversity of the LGBTI+ movement and calls for a more inclusive society. The black and brown stripes represent marginalized LGBTI+ communities of color, while the pink, light blue, and white stripes honor transgender people.
- Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. – We will host a screening of the film “Call Me By Your Name” (2017) at the American Center, located near the U.S. Embassy (Trziste 13, Prague 1 Mala Strana). Entrance is free.
- Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m. – U.S. diplomats and embassy employees will join likeminded diplomatic missions to march in the Prague Pride parade from Wenceslas Square to Letna Park.
- Following the parade, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., we will open an Embassy booth the Festival Village in Letna Park. Join us for a quiz, the chance to win small prizes, learn more about the United States and travel to the United States, or just to chat!
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 support to Prague Pride, as well as meeting space for civil society organizations for workshops and discussions on LGBTI+ issues at the American Center in Prague.