While the European Commission folds to Poland’s anti-gay ways, the British Embassy in Warsaw plans on fighting the good fight. Ambassador Ric Todd told the press that he and his colleagues plan supporting equality in any way they can:
The UK remains committed to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people overseas.
This small gesture is a symbol of the British Embassy’s commitment to equality and acceptance for all.
This weekend’s Pride March will be a celebration of diversity in Poland, Europe and beyond. I particularly hope participants traveling from the UK will enjoy the festivities.
The embassy in Riga raised the rainbow flag during last week’s contentious gay pride march.
That move – and Todd’s – are part of a larger movement by the British government, which this year sent out hundreds of LGBT Toolkits: packets with information on gay rights the world over and reiterate that “the UK will lobby and will engage the support of other governments, especially EU members”.