Statement in Honor of Pride Month

The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan endorses universal human rights for all people.  In honor of Pride month, we show our support for those facing violence, discrimination, and persecution due to their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or sex characteristics and condemn mistreatment of individuals on this basis.  All people, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) people should be able to live safely without fear of violence or persecution.  We affirm that the principles for treating LGBTQI+ individuals are enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and in rights.