U.S. Embassy Supported Prague Pride Festival

The US Embassy team participated in the Prague Pride Parade.

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Embassy in Prague was proud to support Prague Pride. The Festival encourages the integration of the LGBT community into broader society while also combatting prejudices against minorities.

On August 15, members of the U.S. Embassy community joined thousands in the annual Prague Pride Parade. The parade was one of many Prague Pride events supported by the Embassy. Other events included the lighting of the U.S. Embassy’s Glorietta in rainbow colors, and a screening of the documentary film “The Celluloid Closet.”

The U.S. Embassy in Prague remains committed to working with the Czech government, as well as civil society, interfaith, and business communities to protect and promote the human rights of LGBT persons.

Since 2011, the U.S. Embassy has provided assistance to the Prague Pride Festival, including financial support through its small grants program, providing meeting space for workshops and discussions on LGBT issues, and fostering cross cultural exchanges. For more information on the U.S. Government’s support for the human rights of LGBT persons worldwide, please see: “White House Fact Sheet on Support for Human Rights of LGBT Persons”.