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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:10 AM

U.S. Embassies Will Fly Pride Flag

Source: PoliticalWire/Foreign Policy


April 23, 2021 at 7:15 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

“Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a blanket authorization for U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag at their embassy or consulate showcasing support for LGBTQ rights,” Foreign Policy reports.

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Blinken Will Allow U.S. Embassies to Fly Pride Flag

The blanket authorization overturns a Trump-era policy.

BY ROBBIE GRAMER, CHLOE HADAVAS | APRIL 22, 2021, 2:10 PM

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a blanket authorization for U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag at their embassy or consulate showcasing support for LGBTQ rights. The directive marks a departure from how the Trump administration handled the matter while the State Department was run by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

In a confidential cable reviewed by Foreign Policy and sent to diplomatic posts around the world, Blinken gave authority for diplomats to fly the Pride flag before May 17, which marks the international day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, as well as June, which in the United States and many other countries is Pride month.

The cable contained a hedge, though, saying the authorization is not a requirement and chiefs of mission who run each embassy or consulate can choose whether to fly the Pride flag or showcase other symbols connoting support for LGBTQ rights based on what is “appropriate in light of local conditions.”

Flying the Pride flag at U.S. embassies became a point of contention during the Trump era, when, under Pompeo, the State Department blocked embassies’ requests to fly the flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. banner. Diplomats were told they could display Pride symbols elsewhere in embassies.

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https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/04/22/pride-flag-lgbtq-rights-state-department-biden-reverse-trump-embassies/

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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:15 AM

1. 👍🏼

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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:15 AM

2. I love it!

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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:29 AM

3. Perfect!! Woohoo!!!


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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:35 AM

4. KNR

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:42 AM

5. I love this administration!

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Response to Politicub (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:33 AM

6. Me too!

I was gonna say how I love Blinken, but I love the whole administration.

Go Joe!!!!

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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 02:51 PM

7. I, like PFLAGS everywhere, love this!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:35 AM

8. Oh, more republican tears! Gnashing of republicans teeth across the land!

the great and good Joe Biden and his team of goodhearted, decent, wonderful government people around the world will show that America has, indeed, a heart!

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