Her Majesty's government will be represented at NYC Pride's March this Sunday with a stunning rainbow float. The contingent from the British Consulate and the United Kingdom's Mission to the United Nations marks the only official participation from a foreign government in this year's celebration. It's also particulalry poignant, as this is the first NYC Pride since marriage equality become legal in England, Wales, Scotland and now, America.
Currently ranked number one in Europe for LGBTs, the British government has been represented at eight Prides across the nation, including Atlanta, Chicago, DC, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco.
In a statement to Out, Consul General Danny Lopez had this to say:
"The British Consulate and the UK Mission to the UN are proud to be marching in NYC Pride for a third year running this weekend. The British government is a passionate supporter of LGBT rights at home and abroad, and our staff and allies, LGBT and not, want to show New York – and the world – what a modern, equal Britain looks like. GREAT for business, GREAT for tourists, and, most importantly, GREAT for equality."