We, the undersigned Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires of Australia, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, celebrate Pride Month by affirming the inherent human rights of each individual as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) community. Unfortunately, LGBTI+ individuals throughout the world continue to face violence, harassment, and discrimination simply because of who they are, and law enforcement authorities often turn a blind eye to the hate speech and hate crimes that are still prevalent in many countries.
This June, we celebrate Pride Month by applauding the accomplishments of LGBTI+ activists and their allies, all of whom are working to ensure that every individual, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics, receives the full protection of the law. Human rights are universal and everyone, including LGBTI+ persons, are entitled to their full enjoyment.
Ambassador Graeme Meehan
Ambassador Alison LeClaire
Ambassador Árni Þór Sigurðsson
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Rohan Murphy
HM Ambassador Deborah Bronnert CMG
Ambassador John J. Sullivan
United States of America