Declaration by 23 Ambassadors in Prague on the Occasion of Prague Pride
August 3, 2020
We, Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Prague, join together even in these difficult times to express our support for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of LGBTI+ individuals, and to point out the concern of our governments about tendencies to politicize these issues. Human rights are universal and should apply equally to all people.
Inclusivity and diversity make our communities more peaceful and prosperous, whereas employing rancor for political gain has tangible social costs. Sexual orientation and gender identity are the lived experience of each individual – they are not a political ideology. Protecting individual freedoms does not threaten democratic nations. On the contrary, the highest purpose of every democracy is to guarantee individual freedoms to its citizens.
Though social distancing prevents many of us from marching together this year, we are proud to represent #DiplomatsforEquality, to demonstrate unity and solidarity among the Prague diplomatic community for the human rights of LGBTI+ persons everywhere.
The celebration of diversity is an important way to promote respect for human rights. We support the work of those who promote equal treatment for all LGBTI+ people, and who contribute to the creation of a more just and inclusive society.
Ambassador Ilirian Kuka
Ambassador Roberto Alejandro Salafia
Ambassador Lloyd Brodrick
Ambassador Alexander Grubmayr
Ambassador Martina Mlinarevic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ambassador Ayesha Patricia Rekhi
Ambassador Patricio Alejandro Utreras Díaz
Ambassador Antonios Theocharous
Ambassador Ole Henrik Frijs-Madsen
Ambassador Jukka Uolevi Pesola
Ambassador Roland Galharague
Ambassador Efthymios Efthymiades
Ambassador Cliona Manahan
Ambassador Daniel Martin Meron
Ambassador Leonora Rueda
Ambassador Kees Jan René Klompenhouwer
Ambassador Robert Kvile
Ambassador Angel Lossada Torres Quevedo
Ambassador Viktoria Li
Ambassador Dominik Furgler
Ambassador Nick Archer
Ambassador Stephen King
United States of America
Ambassador Bruno Javier Faraone Machado