On June 15, 2019, Fulbright Austria joined in the EuroPride festivities in Vienna by marching in the Viennese Rainbow Parade. The 30-strong group was comprised of Fulbright Austria staff members and executive director Dr. Lonnie R. Johnson, current and former Fulbright Austria program participants, and staff and grantees from other European Fulbright commissions. The diversity of the Fulbright Program was on full display as the group proudly passed through the starting gate of the five-kilometer-long parade route along Vienna’s Ringstrasse, and spirits continued to soar throughout the day as participants mingled with other groups in the parade and handed out Fulbright stickers to spectators.
The event was a great success, and Fulbright Austria is pleased it was able to facilitate this opportunity for those who joined in, many of whom had never been able to participate in a Pride event. Fulbright Austria would like to thank both the European Fulbright Diversity Initiative and Fulbright Prism for their support in promoting Fulbright’s first foray into Pride festivities in Europe.
Please check out our photo album to get impressions of Fulbright Austria’s participation in the parade.