The outgoing US ambassador to Prague, Norman Eisen, is prolonging his stay in the city in order to attend the opening of this year’s Prague Pride, the news site iDnes.cz reported on Tuesday. Mr. Eisen has participated in the gay and lesbian festival for the previous three years. This year’s Pride will culminate with a parade starting at Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday August 16. The festival’s patrons are Human Rights Minister Jiří Dientsbier, who wants to extend the rights of gays and lesbians in registered partnerships, and the mayor of Prague, Tomáš Hudeček.
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