U.S. Embassy Celebrates LGBTQI+ Pride Month in June

Pride Flag flying at the Chief of Mission’s Residence on Sanford Drive | Nassau, The Bahamas | June 1, 2022 (Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy Nassau)

Nassau, The Bahamas | June 1, 2022

On June 1, 2022, the United States Embassy in Nassau raised the rainbow Pride Flag to support the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons in The Bahamas and around the world.  The Embassy joins U.S. Embassies in more than 100 countries in flying the rainbow flag.  As President Biden said, Pride Month is an opportunity to “recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically.”

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts unfurls the Pride Flag at her residence off of Lake Cunningham | Nassau, The Bahamas | June 1, 2022 (Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy Nassau)
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Usha Pitts unfurls the Pride Flag at her residence off of Lake Cunningham | Nassau, The Bahamas | June 1, 2022 (Photo Credit: U.S. Embassy Nassau)

Pride Month commemorates years of struggle in the ongoing pursuit of equality under the law for members of the LGBTQI+ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex). During the month of June—celebrated as Pride Month in the United States—the iconic rainbow flag will once again fly from the flagpole of the U.S. Embassy in Downtown Nassau and at the Chief of Mission’s Residence on Sanford Road.

Openly or not, LGBTQI+ persons play an integral role in every community and have made unique contributions to societies throughout history. During Pride Month, we look forward to holding conversations and hosting events that highlight the importance of diversity in supporting a healthy, thriving democracy:

  • Pride Events in The Bahamas: The Embassy will join local partners to mark Pride Month in ways both big and small. See a calendar of events on the Embassy’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@usembassynassau) and follow us for updates on additional opportunities to celebrate Pride Month at local restaurants, bars, and art galleries.
Embassy Pride Month Calendar for June 2022
Embassy Pride Month Calendar for June 2022

We aspire to a world where everyone is safe to live their lives as they see fit.  Like people everywhere and throughout history, LGBTQI+ persons want to pursue their dreams, love their families, and live in a society that values them as equals.