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General Motors Plant Flys Rainbow Flag For Pride In Indiana – Video

The General Motors plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana has raised a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT Pride and diversity to the cheers of some and the chagrin of others.

GM’s statement about the flag:

GM had this to say about putting up the Gay Pride  flag “Recently, Fort Wayne Assembly plant leadership decided to permanently move  a POW flag from a pole in front of its administration building to the facility’s  primary flag and truck display along Interstate 69. This gave the plant an  opportunity to fly other flags, which include the Indiana state flag, the UAW  flag, and any of the flags representing GM’s official Employee Resource Groups.  Currently the GM PLUS rainbow flag is flying for one week in support of Pride  month. It’s our hope that ongoing support of our employees will foster  constructive dialogue on the importance of diversity at GM.”

The  Prisoners of War and Missing in Action flag is flying in a more prominent  location in front of GM by I-69.

Fort Wayne, Indiana’s WANE television did a rather supportive story on the flag but that has not stopped the haters from going all “holy roller” and ballistic on the stations Facebook page.


Will Kohler

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