Some U.S. Embassies Are Celebrating LGBTQ Pride, Defying the Government’s Wishes

Reading time: 3 minutes This LGBTQ+ themed #FeaturedResourceFriday highlights several honorary resources to tribute Pride which was last month. Intended for LGBTQ+ defenders, this activist toolkit provides a closer look at how U.S. embassies operate and how defenders can strategically approach, request, and access different types of diplomatic support. A sneak peak directly from the resource: “The first step…

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The diplomatic community can be an important source for protection at the national level. Supporting and protecting HRDs against threats and attacks is often a priority for diplomatic missions of States committed to promoting the rule of law, democracy and human rights in their foreign policy. While there are limits to this support and its impact, diplomatic support for human rights work can contribute to HRD’s protection, and enhance their opportunities for participation and action.

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