Celebrating Pride Month: Rainbow Lights at the U.S. Consulate, Mumbai
Mumbai: U.S. Consulate General Mumbai has lit up the Consulate façade in the rainbow colors of the Pride flag as part of the Pride Month celebrations in honor of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) communities in the United States and around the world.
Over the past several years, U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide have recognized the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, a celebration aimed at eliminating prejudice and honoring the great diversity of the American people. During Pride Month, the American people show their support for tolerance, diversity, and the human rights of LGBTI individuals.
“When all persons are protected on the basis of equality and with dignity, global stability is strengthened. We will continue to support the human rights of LGBTI persons together with like-minded governments, businesses, and civil society organizations globally,” said U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson. “The United States remains committed to human rights and fundamental freedoms for all persons. Dignity and equality for all persons are among our founding constitutional principles, and these principles continue to drive U.S. diplomacy.”
The colored lights will be visible at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai throughout the month of June. In addition to our rainbow colors, the Consulate is also recognizing Pride Month with a series of programs, including guest lectures and cultural events.
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