The British Embassy in Panama participated in the Panama’s Pride Parade “Panama la Suma de Todos”, a celebration of the local and national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and those that support it. This is the first year the Embassy participates in the parade.
The parade is on its 13th year and has recently changed route to one of the most important avenues in the city, Avenida Balboa, due to more people joining each year. This time it attracted more than 10,000 spectators, including floats, vehicles, walkers and entertainment consisting of local businesses, government officials, local celebrities and community groups.
This year the parade was led by the First Lady, Lorena Castillo de Varela and The Mayor of Panama City, Jose Isabel Blandon.
The Embassy’s Pride delegation was headed by HMA Ian Collard and staff members and wore Love is GREAT t- shirts, held posters with the same theme and waved pride flags along with other Diplomatic missions.