Estonian formin: Rainbow flags remind us of need to keep working for more equal society

  • 2024-05-17
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, celebrated on Friday, May 17, reminds us that human rights are universal and it is important to keep working to make sure that all people can live their lives without experiencing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna said in a press release.

"Today, the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our missions across the world are flying the rainbow flag to remind us that no one should be discriminated or persecuted for their sexual orientation or gender identity," the minister said.

He described the legalization of marriage equality in Estonia earlier this year as a significant step towards a more equal society.

"It allows our people to live more freely and happily," Tsahkna said.

"Estonia continues to work on the international stage to make sure all people in the world can live safely without being subjected to discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation," he said.