The State Department advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution because of increased tensions around the world and the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests.
During Pride month, we celebrate the LGBTQI+ community and all its diversity. We will stand up for inclusion and love in all its forms. The United States will continue to fight for these rights. We stand up for and defend the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons. Human rights are universal. A person’s ability to exercise their human rights should never be limited based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
On June 9th, Ambassador Kennedy invited members of Austria’s LGBTQI+ community and other friends and supporters for a reception at her residence. In her remarks, the Ambassador emphasized that dignity and equality are fundamental principles of our democracy.