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US Embassy Hosts First LGBT Pride Celebration In Islamabad

US Embassy hosts First LGBT Ceremony In Pakistan’s capital Islamabad.

Newstrack India reports:

Islamabad, July 3(ANI): The US Embassy in Islamabad has hosted the first ever gay, lesbians and transgender (GLBT) pride celebration ceremony there, and assured the Pakistani participants that Washington would continue to support their cause.

“Charg? d’Affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland and members of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFFA) hosted Embassy Islamabad’s first ever gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Pride Celebration on June 26,” the US Embassy said in a statement.

Over 75 people, including Mission Officers, US military representatives, foreign diplomats and leaders of Pakistani LGBT advocacy groups attended the ceremony.

“The gathering demonstrated continued US Embassy support for human rights, including LGBT rights, in Pakistan at a time when those rights are increasingly under attack from extremist elements throughout Pakistani society,” the statement said.

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