The staff of the Embassy of Iceland celebrated DC Pride Parade on Saturday 8th together with the other Nordic countries´ Embassies in DC and locals. This year DC Pride was dedicated to commemorating 50 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York.
This is the fourth year in a row that the Nordics gather for the DC Pride to show our support for the LGBTI+ community and promote equality and human rights. In all five Nordic countries same sex marriages is legalized and same-sex couples can adopt children. Equality is a fundamental value for the Nordics and our pride slogan is “Nordics 4 Equality”. Promoting equality abroad is a priority for the Nordic countries and the Nordic Embassies continue to work together on this objective.
In connection with the DC Pride the Nordic Ambassadors participated in a virtual Twitter Town Hall to discuss equality and LGBTI+ rights hosted by the Human Rights Council. A compilation from the discussion can be found here.