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British embassy participated at Pride Parade in Santiago de Chile

Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 05:27 UTC
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Despite winter weather, a group from the Embassy enthusiastically marched with the LOVEisGREAT Britain banner and photo frame Despite winter weather, a group from the Embassy enthusiastically marched with the LOVEisGREAT Britain banner and photo frame

The British Embassy participated at the 2018 Pride Parade held in Santiago on 23 June. Organized by two of the most important Chilean LGBTI organizations, Movilh and Fundación Iguales, the Parade attracted over 80,000 people who marched to demand respect for the rights of the LGBTI community in Chile.

 The British Embassy group was joined by representatives from EU Embassies posted in Santiago (Belgium and the Netherlands), the USA, Canada and Israel, as well as members of the British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and the British Council.

Despite the winter weather, a group from the Embassy enthusiastically marched with the LOVEisGREAT Britain banner and photo frame, which were a complete success. This was the first time that BE Santiago participated in the March. In 2012, the British Embassy was the first diplomatic mission in Chile to fly the Rainbow Flag along with the national flag in 2012.

On this occasion, we are very proud to say that the Embassy group was congratulated for its enthusiasm. Needless to say that the GREAT brand was praised by the Parade´s organizers, the public and the media.

The British Embassy was the first diplomatic mission in Chile to fly the rainbow flag along with the national flag in 2012.

Categories: Politics, International, Chile.

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  • Patrick Edgar

    I've never quite been able to figure out exactly “what is it” that Pride Parades celebrates...
    I particularly get more confused about it when I get the typical “to celebrate diversity”, or “equal rights” responses, when clearly by the looks of some of the more enthusiastic chaps on the floats, that never seems to be the central theme.

    Jul 07th, 2018 - 07:49 am 0
  • Skip

    I can see why you are confused!

    One day you may get it.... doubtful, but there is always hope.

    Jul 07th, 2018 - 10:06 am 0
  • DemonTree

    Have you ever been on one, Patrick?

    Jul 07th, 2018 - 11:40 am 0
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