The Embassy of the United States in Chile iluminated its façade with the colors of the rainbow, in support of LGBT Pride as it is celebrated in Santiago, like much of the world.
June is recognized in the United States as “LGBT Pride Month,” to honor the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and celebrate their identities, with festivals, parades and educational initiatives.
The month marks the occasion of the first parade, which was held in 1970 as a commemoration of the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, which began the night of June 28, 1969, in New York City. That rebellion is regarded as the beginning of the modern movement for civil rights for gays and lesbians.
The Embassy will commemorate this movement by keeping the lights lit every evening, from June 23rd until the 28th. The lights will be visible from the neighboring buildings as well as from vehicles traveling on Avenida Andrés Bello.