In celebration of Pride Month, the embassy community and participants of the #Loveis Facebook campaign came together on June 3rd to show their support for equal rights through chalk art. They also witnessed the hanging of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride flag in the Embassy compound.
The #Loveis Facebook campaign was initiated to express the meaning of ‘love’ and participating respondents were randomly selected to participate the chalk art event, Wednesday morning.
These event was a follow through when U.S. President Barack Obama proclaimed June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and stated “All people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence, and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation,” last May 29th.
President Obama’s proclamation for June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/29/presidential-proclamation-lgbt-pride-month-2015
*Photos provided from US Embassy Manila Facebook Page account.
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