On a sunny Saturday afternoon, staff from U.S. Embassy Bern joined the Bern Ouest Pride march. Six sections representing the colors of the rainbow kicked off the march from different parts of the city, coming together at the Bundesplatz. Embassy staff and family members walked along the orange route whose theme was “The Power of Diversity.” We were grateful for the opportunity to participate in this joyful celebration.
Encouraging diversity in all of its forms is a priority for the United States because each individual’s unique life experience contributes to better solutions to today’s problems. Secretary Tillerson recently expressed how “African American, Latino, Hispanic, women, LGBT, come with experiences I do not know. This enriches the quality of our work.”