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Commemorating LGBTQI+ Pride Month – United States Department of State

Commemorating LGBTQI+ Pride Month – United States Department of State

Every June, the United States celebrates Pride Month, commemorating the uprising at the Stonewall Inn that catalyzed a global movement toward LGBTQI+ equality and the inception of Pride as many of us know it today.  Despite great strides for equality around the world, LGBTQI+ persons in many countries continue to face grave danger, including laws criminalizing LGBTQI+ persons and their allies, violent attacks, and denial of lifesaving and gender-affirming treatment.

Protecting the spirit of Pride and honoring the legacy of the intrepid activists at Stonewall and subsequent generations of LGBTQI+ activists fighting for a more just world is central to the work we do. The Department of State is committed to promoting respect for the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around the world. We will continue to work to defend LGBTQI+ persons so they can enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms and live full lives without fear.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/commemorating-lgbtqi-pride-month-2/

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