Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on the Start of Pride Month

June 01, 2021

WASHINGTON - Ambassador Katherine Tai released the following statement on the start of Pride Month, which begins today.

“Pride Month is a time to celebrate the extraordinary contributions that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Americans have made to our country and the great strides towards full equality since the Stonewall uprising. We still have a long way to go before all LGBTQ+ people can live without the fear of violence, prejudice or retribution just for being who they are and loving who they love. We must rededicate ourselves to ending discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and finding new ways to break down barriers to full justice, opportunity, and equality.”