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U.S. State Department Refuses Permission To Embassies on Foreign Soil To Fly Rainbow PRIDE Flag

NBC News reports:

The Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBT Pride Month, three American diplomats tell NBC News.

The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump’s State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been denied, diplomats said.

Although the pride flag can and is being flown elsewhere on embassy grounds, including inside embassies and on exterior walls, the decision not to allow it on the official flagpole stands in contrast to President Donald Trump’s claim to be a leader in supporting LGBT rights overseas.

Our advice to Embassies abroad. Don’t ask for permission. Do it anyway.

Fuck the Trump administration.

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2 thoughts on “U.S. State Department Refuses Permission To Embassies on Foreign Soil To Fly Rainbow PRIDE Flag”

  1. If we give in now and don’t just fly it. He’ll think he is legitimate president of our country.. I don’t want that! H.

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