Deputy UK Ambassador Attends Zagreb Pride’s Event on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

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British Embassy Zagreb, Facebook

Deputy UK Ambassador Peter Clements was in SuperSuper club tonight on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT) at Zagreb Pride event.

“Reinforcing the basic rights and freedoms of the LGBT community is a vital thing for modern societies to do. Nobody should face discrimination, persecution or harassment because of their sexuality or because of their identity and I’m delighted to be reinforcing that message for the British Embassy this evening,” Mr. Clements said in the video.


The Embassy flew the rainbow flag today, with UK Ambassador to Croatia, Mr. Andrew Dalgeish, tweeting:
“We fly the rainbow flag today @UKinCroatia because we are committed to non-discrimination on any grounds #LoveIsGreat”


In 2015, the UK received the highest score in Europe for LGBTI rights, with 86% progress toward “respect of human rights and full equality,” according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. 

The country has had civil partnerships for over a decade, and equal marriage passed in 2014, under the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. In 2002, same-sex couples were granted equal rights to adopt. Since 2005, transgender people can change their legal gender in the UK, granting them a new birth certificate and affording them full legal recognition of their acquired sex. Today, there are 35 LGB MPs in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which in 2016, was the most in any parliament around the world.

The Love is GREAT campaign was launched by VisitBritain, the national tourism agency responsible for inspiring the world to explore Britain, in 2014 to welcome the new same-sex marriage law in England, Wales and Scotland and reinforces the fact that Britain is an all-embracing choice for LGBT visitors, with unique experiences – from city breaks to countryside escapes – which are easily accessible and open to all regardless of sexuality. (

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