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U.S. Embassy Vienna joins celebration of PRIDE Month

Posing for the photographers, Katharina Kacerovsky-Strobl and Ambassador Kennedy
Katharina Kacerovsky-Strobl and Ambassador Victoria Kennedy

On June 6, Ambassador Victoria Kennedy hosted a reception for Austrian LGBTQI+ leaders and activists at her residence. In her remarks, the Ambassador highlighted the U.S. commitment to advancing human rights, including equality for LGBTQI+ persons. She also thanked Pride organizer Katharina Kacerovsky-Strobl and HOSI Wien for their commitment and leadership.

As in the past, the U.S. Embassy this year once again participates in the initiative “Diplomats for Equality”. Activities include the signing of a statement in support of IDAHOBIT together with over 40 embassies and the joint marching in the parade. See more photos from the PRIDE reception.

The PRIDE reception at the Ambassador's residence
Guests at the PRIDE reception
The guests at the PRIDE reception are welcomed by Ambassador Kennedy
Ambassador Kennedy welcoming the guests
Ambassador Kennedy and a group of employees waving U.S. and Rainbow flags
Ambassador Victoria Kennedy amidst a group of employees at the steps of the Embassy celebrating PRIDE month