PULSE NEWS MEXICO
A group of 13 foreign embassies and international organizations representations accredited in Mexico on Thursday, June 23, expressed their support for Mexico City’s upcoming 44th LGBTQ+ Pride March and the rights of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer people in Mexico and around the globe.
In a written statement, the embassies said that they “reaffirmed the commitment of their representations to the promotion and protection of the rights of LGBTQ+ people both in Mexico and in the rest of the world.”
The statement went on to say that, on Saturday, June 25, when the parade is set to take place, the diplomats will “participate, together with our families and colleagues, to show our support and solidarity” with the LGBTQ+ community, in order “to promote inclusion and diversity in the Mexican capital and the rest of the country, and to help raise awareness of the fact that all people should be treated with respect and dignity and as valued members of our society, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.”
The statement was signed by: Australian Ambassador Remo Moretta, British Ambassador Jon Benjamin, Canadian Ambassador Graeme C. Clark, Danish Ambassador Lars Steen Nielsen, French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, Irish Ambassador Maeve von Heynitz, New Zealand Ambassador Sara Meymand, Norwegian Ambassador Ragnhild Imerslund, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, German Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Mirko Schilbach, European Union Ambassador Gautier Mignot, British Council Director General Brian Young, World Bank Director for Mexico Mark R. Thomas and Quebec Delegate General Stéphanie Allard-Gomez.