CON-servatives aren’t the only one upset especially after the snubbing Gilbert Baker’s original Pride Flag for the knockoff “Progressive” Pride Flag.
After strong pushback from a White House spokesperson on Wednesday, Fox News altered the framing of a highly controversial article that included a critic equating the “transgender flag” with “grooming and pedophilia.” The White House confirmed to Mediaite that a spokesperson did reply to Byrne Wednesday ahead of the story’s publication, which eventually was framed around a quote from a founder of Gays Against Groomers – a far-right anti-LGBTQ advocacy group.
The article was updated after publication to note, “The White House, responding to requests from Fox News Digital for comment, said on Wednesday that it’s been flying the flag at pride celebrations for the past three years.” Additionally, the article was edited to include a line at the end saying, “The White House did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment on the flag’s design and meaning.”Mediate
Since the photos of the “Progressive” Pride flag hanging at the White House between two American flags pushback has come from both sides including many in the LGBT community over snubbing the original Pride flag by Gilbert Baker and not including it at all. At the very least BOTH should have been hung.
The Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and the Task Force have been defending the decision the use the “Progressive” flag on social media for the past 24 hours, no doubt because HRC and The Task Force are deeply involved in the planning of such gatherings at The White House and are probably responsible for such an insulting and ill-thought-out decision.
While there are many “alternate” group flags. They should never take the place of the original or at least be flown side by side.
The far-right media has made a mockery out of the “Progressive” pride flag and a majority of the community find it ugly and offensive to the original which included everyone.
It’s been more problems than it’s worth.