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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:03 AM

US Consulate in Canada raises pride flag despite Trump order

Source: The Hill


BY ARIS FOLLEY - 06/22/19 09:33 PM EDT

The United States Consulate in Toronto raised a rainbow flag over its building in honor of Pride Month despite reports the Trump administration rejected requests from a number of embassies to fly the flag this month.

In footage shared from the consulate’s official Twitter page earlier this month, the rainbow flag could be seen draped over its building to mark Pride Month, HuffPost also reported.

“For the 6th year, we are proudly raising this beautiful Pride Flag at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto to mark June as #PrideMonth! @usconstoronto will also march in the @PrideToronto parade to honor #Stonewall50 — one of the landmark moments in the fight for #LGBTQ rights,” the consulate tweeted.

The move comes as several other U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions across the globe have raised rainbow flags to mark Pride Month despite rejections from the Trump administration of requests to fly them.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/449884-us-consulate-in-canada-raises-pride-flag-despite-trump-order

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Reply US Consulate in Canada raises pride flag despite Trump order (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2019 OP
BlueMTexpat Jun 2019 #1
avebury Jun 2019 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2019 #3
riversedge Jun 2019 #4
Crowman2009 Jun 2019 #5
SKKY Jun 2019 #6
Nitram Jun 2019 #8
Nitram Jun 2019 #7
Marthe48 Jun 2019 #9
ck4829 Jun 2019 #10
wendyb-NC Jun 2019 #11
Blue_Tires Jun 2019 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 03:12 AM

1. They are likely able to do that

because the Trump-appointed ambassador is almost never there.

See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/19/trump-un-pick-kelly-craft-ambassador-canada



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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:52 AM

2. She is a ghost employee and should

be fired.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:31 AM

3. And, the embassy's in Ottawa, not very close to Toronto.

I don't know what the job of the Toronto consulate office is, but it sounds like a pretty nice posting.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:47 AM

4. It is not on the flag pole. But is on the building.

Good or them.





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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 02:07 PM

5. Buddy Cole approves!





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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:03 PM

6. We couldn't fly the rainbow flag at the VA where I work...

But as our director read it, that only applied to the official flag pole. We had a rainbow flag out in front, and a few more spread throughout the facility. Unfortunately, some still complained. Mostly the older Vets who proudly rock their MAGA hats.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:03 PM

8. I was thinking that was a solution. Good for you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:02 PM

7. Yes!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:27 PM

9. Good for them!

Every single act of support is an act of resistance.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 03:55 AM

10. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:57 AM

11. Yes!

Great to hear.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 09:13 AM

12. Four short years ago, back when we had a legit president...

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