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Canada celebrates Capital Pride in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. participated in the Capital Pride Parade on June 10.

Canadians in the area joined Embassy staff in raising signs to support the Parade’s theme, Unapologetically Proud, with sayings like “Excuse my Pride” and “Polite and Proud.”

In celebration of Pride Week from June 8-11, the Embassy of Canada also flew the pride flag and lit up the Embassy’s rotunda pillars.

Capital Pride 2017

This year’s Capital Pride Parade drew thousands of participants and spectators alike in support of LGBTI rights. Among the sea of rainbow flags and banners, the maple leaf and Canada150 logo was clearly visible alongside other diplomatic delegations from Great Britain, Australia and the Nordic Embassies.

The annual celebration of Pride in the Nation’s capital, which includes the Pride Parade, Festival and Concert, is one of the largest in the country. The Embassy’s participation in Capital Pride symbolizes Canada’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in the U.S. and beyond. 

Canada’s dedication to LGBTI rights

With Canada having celebrated its 150th anniversary this July 1st, the Capital Pride Parade provided another opportunity to reflect on the progress made to ensure equality of all Canadians and promote LGBTI inclusion around the world.

See more photos from the event.

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