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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 06:39 PM

Some U.S. embassies still hoisting rainbow flags, despite advisory from Washington

Source: wash Post






June 8 at 4:23 PM

Since the State Department began rejecting all embassy requests to hoist rainbow flags outside the mission buildings during LGBTQ Pride Month this year, some U.S. diplomats have been finding ways to defy, or at least get around, the new policy.

The facades of the U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, are partially hidden behind large rainbow flags, while the embassy in New Delhi is aglow in rainbow colored lights. The website for the embassy in Santiago, Chile, shows a video of the chief diplomat raising a rainbow flag last month for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

The Vienna embassy’s website features a photo of a rainbow flag flying below Old Glory on a mast jutting from the building, a statement by Diplomats for Equality and a story about a professor lecturing on the visibility and growth of LGBT rights.

U.S. diplomats in Jerusalem joined a March for Pride and Tolerance, and several ambassadors have tweeted photos of themselves in local Pride parades or standing outside the embassies surrounded by employees holding up letters spelling PRIDE.
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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-embassies-still-hoisting-rainbow-flags-despite-advisory-from-washington/2019/06/08/eeea0bd4-89f4-11e9-a870-b9c411dc4312_story.html?utm_term=.ce584041907c



Trump really is a vindictive, petty little man.












A rainbow flag hangs on the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on May 20, 2019. (Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

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riversedge Jun 8 OP
Igel Jun 8 #1
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 8 #2
tonekat Jun 8 #3
Maxheader Jun 8 #4
ck4829 Jun 8 #5
wendyb-NC Jun 9 #6
bdamomma Jun 9 #7
Jake Stern Jun 9 #8
Demon Dem Jun 10 #9

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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:26 PM

1. And higher, too.

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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:26 PM

2. They're essentially saying

Fuck you Trump

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:31 PM

3. I hope to see more defiance

Ignore Republican proclamations...

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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 07:33 PM

4. Everyone..


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 08:10 PM

5. K&R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 06:30 AM

6. That's good news!

A heartened response to the the orange autocrats intolerance and dissing human rights and equality. His behavior is un-American and criminal.

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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 06:50 PM

7. good for those

embassies.

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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:17 PM

8. Temper tantrum tweet in 3..2..1..

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:20 AM

9. Final Jeopardy: Respect

 

What is something Donnie doesn't command, even from his own Administration?

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