Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 8, 2011


QUESTION: Did we receive any official complaints from the Pakistani government over the gay pride event held at the Embassy? What was the nature of the event?

ANSWER: On June 26, the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan hosted a gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Pride event. This gathering, attended by U.S. Mission personnel, representatives of the diplomatic community, and Pakistani civil society leaders, demonstrated continued U.S. Embassy support for human rights, including GLBT rights, in Pakistan. We have not received any official complaint from the Pakistani government over the event.



PRN: 2011/1138