U.S. Embassy Helsinki Celebrates the Pride Month

Special Envoy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) Human Rights, Randy Berry during Helsinki Pride. (© State Dept.)
Ambassador Oreck and Special Envoy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) Human Rights, Randy Berry during Helsinki Pride. (© State Dept.)
Ambassador Oreck and Special Envoy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) Human Rights, Randy Berry during Helsinki Pride. (© State Dept.)

U.S. Embassy Helsinki was proud to host the State Department’s first ever Special Envoy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) Human Rights, Randy Berry, during Helsinki Pride, June 27-28. While in Helsinki, the Special Envoy met with LGBTI activists from Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia, and took part in Helsinki’s Pride Parade and Festival. The Special Envoy emphasized that human rights are LGBTI rights, and LGBTI rights are human rights.