Can anyone tell me how our sponsorship of 'Gay Pride" in Pakistan helps the USA and Pakistani relationship? Event
Charge d’affaires Richard Hoagland greets guests at the U.S. Embassy’s LGBT “pride celebration” on June 26, 2011.
– Public protests by Pakistani Islamists happen frequently, but on
Monday the target was a new one – the recent hosting by the U.S.
Embassy in Islamabad of its first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) “pride celebration.”
In recent months, protests on Pakistani streets have covered issues including alleged “blasphemy” against Islam, the arrest of a CIA contractor
who shot dead two Pakistanis, the Osama bin Laden raid, and the
continuing controversy over drone-launched missile strikes along the
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