LGBT flag appears on UK embassy building in Moscow

10:17, 27 June 2020
Photo: Christoph Hardt/Geisler-Fotopres/Global Look Press

The British embassy in Moscow has hoisted a flag of LGBT on their building. The employees of the diplomatic mission explained that the step dates to the 50th anniversary since the first pride-parade, which took place held in New York in 1970.

The flag is raised in support of the LGBT community representatives, their rights and liberties, the embassy said on its Telegram channel.

LGBT people do not demand special privileges for themselves. They just ask for a decent and respectful attitude and granting them the same rights as other people have. Therefore, we do not tolerate any forms of discrimination, including for sexual orientation and gender identity, the diplomats said.

The LGBT flag, which has become a symbol of the community, was created by American artist Gilbert Baker and first hoisted on June 25, 1978, during the Gay Freedom Day parade in San Francisco.

On June 25, 2020, on the anniversary of the parade, the same flag appeared on the building of the US Embassy in Moscow. reported earlier that Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said any propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors is inadmissible in Russia. In this way, he reacted to the LGBT flag hung on the US Embassy building.