Camille Gottlieb joins Monaco Pride in championing LGBTQI+ rights

Camille Gottlieb joined more than 150 other participants at Monaco’s third Pride event on 20th June, an event co-organised by Barclays Bank and the local Fights Aids association at the recently opened Marius restaurant on the Quai des Artistes. 

Established in 2022 thanks to a collaboration between Barclays Bank, Fight Aids Monaco and the now-closed Stars’n’Bars bar, Monaco Pride aims to raise awareness and drive positive change to LGBTQI+ rights and legislation in the Principality.  

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Among the notable attendees at the event were: Monserrat Marchetti, Team Leader of Barclays Private Bank Monaco; Hervé Aeschbach, Coordinator of the Fight Aids Association; Annette Anderson; and Camille Gottlieb, the founder of BeSafe Monaco and the daughter of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. It is the first time that a member of the extended Grimaldi family has been involved in Monaco Pride. 

Barclays has a long-standing global commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, with Marchetti telling Monaco Life, “Making everyone feel comfortable in their work is at the heart of our culture. We encourage this feeling through activities and initiatives and creating networks that allow colleagues to network connections.” 

She continued, “Our ongoing relationship with Pride is just one of many ways we demonstrate our commitment to the LGBT+ community.” 

For the second consecutive year, the front façade of Barclays’ Monaco branch will be illuminated in rainbow colours throughout June in observance of international Pride Month. 

The Monaco branch of the Barclays bank will be lit up by rainbow lighting for the entire month of June. Photo supplied

Speaking to Monaco Life at the event, Aeschbach pinpointed the ongoing challenges faced by LGBTQI+ individuals in Monaco, including the lack of spousal rights for widows and widowers in same-sex unions that are legally recognised elsewhere as well as the denial of medical benefits for children of same-sex families.  

In recent months, the local association Mon’Arc en Ciel has launched a new website that aims to educate decision-makers on LGBTQI+ rights and advocate for legislative changes to address the hardships faced by many LGBTQI+ families in Monaco. 

To read more about the association and its work, click here.

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Mon’Arc en Ciel launches new website for the local LGBTQ+ community



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