Prague 1 District to Fly Rainbow Flag in Support of Prague Pride LGBTQ+ Festival

Prague Pride, the city’s LGBTQ+ festival, is set to take place for the thirteenth year in a row. As part of the event, many companies, organizations, and government bodies show their support by flying the rainbow flag.

This year, the city hall of Prague 1, a district in the city, has announced that it will join in showing its support by flying the rainbow flag. District mayor Terezie Radoměřská has taken personal sponsorship of the flag, considering it a significant symbol of respect for human rights and unity in diversity.

The rainbow flag will be flown over the district’s town hall for the first time in four years, with a small ceremony scheduled for Monday, August 7th, at 11 am to celebrate the event. During the ceremony, Prague 1’s deputy mayor, David Bodečka, actor Jan Cina, actress Radka Pavlovčinová, and her brother, dancer and singer Adam, will participate in raising the flag.

Prague Pride, running until Sunday, August 13th, will feature various musical and theatrical performances on Střelecký Island, along with discussions addressing sexual orientation, prejudices, and hate. The highlight of the festival is the Pride March, which will take place on Saturday, August 12th, starting from the lower part of Wenceslas Square and proceeding to Letná Park.

In the past, Prague Pride events have faced challenges from right-wing extremist or religious groups, necessitating the participation of security and anti-conflict teams. Despite these challenges, the festival remains an important platform for raising awareness and advocating for the rights of sexual minorities.

By flying the rainbow flag and participating in the Pride March, the Prague 1 district aims to demonstrate its proud representation and commitment to supporting inclusivity and diversity. The symbolic gesture of the rainbow flag not only signifies solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community but also underscores the district’s dedication to upholding human rights and fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all residents and visitors.

Prague Pride continues to be a pivotal event in the city’s calendar, promoting tolerance, acceptance, and understanding, and its impact extends beyond the festival week, influencing ongoing efforts towards greater equality and respect for all individuals.

Article by Prague Forum

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