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NBC News is reporting that the Trump administration is rejecting requests from US embassies to fly the rainbow flag on flagpoles during Pride Month.
According to three American diplomats that spoke with NBC, embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil, and Latvia are just some of the embassies whose request to fly the Pride flag from the flagpoles was denied by Trump’s State Department. While they are allowed to fly the Pride flag anywhere else, they cannot be raised up on the flagpole.
The decision is in contrast to the Trump administration’s recent push to decriminalize homosexuality in dozens of countries around the world. The fact that the request of the embassy in Germany was rejected is also ironic, especially since the ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, is the one leading the campaign to decriminalize homosexuality.
This rejection was not addressed in the statement Grenell released to NBC. His statement reads: “The President’s recognition of Pride Month and his tweet encouraging our decriminalization campaign gives me even more pride to once again march in the Berlin Pride parade, hang a huge banner on the side of the Embassy recognizing our pride, host multiple events at the Embassy and the residence, and fly the gay pride flag.”
Despite Donald Trump’s recent tweet that called attention to his administration’s global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality, his regime has actually tried to advance a number of policies that have not been best for the LGBTQ community.
For instance, the Supreme Court that he has stacked with conservative judges is now deciding whether firing people for being gay is legal. The Supreme Court has taken up three cases related to LGBTQ employment discrimination, and any decision made could set in stone whether firing someone based on their gender identity and sexual orientation is legal or not.
The Republican-controlled Senate will also probably kill the Equality Act that the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 236-173. A spokesperson for Senate Majority Floor Leader Mitch McConnell has already told Buzzfeed News that there are “no scheduling announcements regarding Senate action.”
Donald’s way. Lip service to get the vote, but long range sabotage.
How has Trump sabotaged gays in 3 years now???
Can you give an example?
. . . I only care, about the “deciding, ‘if’ it’s legal to fire someone for their sexual orientation,” Really? That just say’s “they” really cannot discern between right and wrong, vs.- what just simply is (nature.) I don’t understand, why, in all this time, we are still dealing with this, which is actually, a humanitarian issue, in terms of rights of freedom to pursue happiness, justice and to prosper! OLD FUCKING WHITE MEN FOR YOU!!!!!! Same old fucking shit, man!!!!!!! It’s a good thing, I’m no longer working; black and gay, whew!!! I know, if I were ‘still’ having… Read more »
Hmmm… I’m curious, Lamar. Why are you no longer working? It wouldn’t have anything to do with personality conflicts between you and your former employers, would it? What about that old fucking black man on the SCOTUS? Or the fucking wise Latina? Yes, I can tell you are enraged but there’s nothing new about that. I’m just trying to figure out why you’re enraged. Didn’t your Momma ever teach you that nothing in life is free except air and sunshine? (Don’t you worry about that none. I’m sure they’ll figure out some way to tax those one of these days.)… Read more »
Oh, I’ll engage you! For all of your psycho-babble, you, have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re stuck in your own bubble, getting-off on yourself, lmao! I once said to a psychotherapist after he said I don’t know how I can help you. I said, “If, you could rid the world of racism in this world, I wouldn’t be here today.” I said, “you can’t, all the drugs-words in the world are not going to solve my number one problem, racism-across the board in my life.” That was back in Minneapolis 02′, I’m here in Florida now; I went… Read more »
I’m wondering where all this “racism” is. I’m an “Old white man” that can’t get enough black, Asian and Arabic cock.
“In your face racism” pure and simple. “Getting along,” does not mean, kissing-ass “apologetically for being black” or gay for that matter, but you can be forgiven for being gay- as long as you’re white… Blk+gay, seemingly not; gotta do some “passing,”= hide your orientation; serious ass-kissing, unless, you have a very liberal manager who’s wing you would be under, protection. I’m a rather shockingly-honest, strong, masculine, out-spoken, not “shocking either, right?” lmao.) Additionally: like J.J on “Good times” (happy go lucky-type.) Very tall, reasonably handsome, striking appearance, naturally-conspicuous (things that really ignite certain kinds of men…) Examples of ‘some’… Read more »
Black privilege= Blame the old fucking white man.
” I’d kill motherfuckers” Really? Is that the response of reasonable person?
Your right freedom (ain’t) isn’t free. Many Americans fought and died for what we have. Many where black, white, male, female, gay and straight. Some not even a citizen of this country.
Lets be thankful for their sacrifice.
I am also glad that you are not working. I hope you enjoy your retirement. We may have avoided another mass shooting.
No, I’m more specific than that “mass-shooting” you don’t know what I’ve seen nor experienced, in that lie about civil rights. People can only take just so much, that’s why people do what they do. I don’t blame victims for being such, neither should you. Employment racism, housing discrimination, cops (wht) pulling me over on foot, biking mind you, day and night! That’s what they call “predatory-practices.” We’re still, sacrificing, what are you talking about, you have no idea, clearly. I feel like I have a kind of PTSD of racism.
Checking the facts, the Administration has not denied the display of the Rainbow flag at embassies. It has directed that the flag not be flown on embassies’ official flag pole. The Administration has said the Rainbow flag may be displayed at an assortment of other locations inside and outside of US embassies. The Flag Code dictates that on a single staff, the US flag may be flown above States’, US Military, and “society” flags (with some other distinctions not relevant here). The Rainbow flag, while a symbol, is not tied to, trademarked, owned by, controlled by, etc. any official society,… Read more »
Thanks Hunter, glad to see that some people are pointing out the FACTS instead of getting their Rainbow Panties in a Wad over a made-up nonsense issue. For some people, the need to feel oppressed and victimized supersedes all reason and common sense. Oh, and by all means, blame Donald Trump for EVERYTHING. Also good to see others on here are not falling for the fake hysteria.
I wanted to write the same thing you did when I finished reading! Thanks for saving me some time and a possible headache.
Good. This “pride” horseshit is getting out of hand. Gays shoot themselves in the foot with their asinine displays and overt stupidity.
You marching in the Straight to Bed Men’s Pride March?
One of the few things I agree with him on. There is no reason whatever for an embassy to fly any flag other than the American flag, I don’t care what flag it is.
I guess flying Confederate flags are ok!
Which embassies are flying that one?
They don’t fly any Confederate Flags in any US Embassy that I am aware of. If you want your Gay Pride Flag flying everywhere then the Confederate Flag should be flying also. When one group of people think they”re Flag should be on display more than the US Flag in and on all state,local and Federal property, you are not a true American. The US Flag is for all Americans not just for one group. So if your black, white, hispanic, other race, gay, bi etc. The US Flag represents all Americans.
This is a simple issue the State has the obligation to treat all CITIZENS equally regardless of gender, gender affiliation, ethnicity or whatever other stupid and inane reasons humans have of creating asinine groups that do not mean a damn thing. ALL PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS PERIOD.
An embassy should not be flying any flags except those of the state. Until the US flag is replaced by a rainbow flag, there is nothing to debate or get butthurt over. Nothing but clickbait
…and nothing but more incessant, false, divisive Trump Hate. (don’t get me wrong…there are plenty of reasons to criticize the President. This topic is not one.)
Another very fact free post, one wonders if the writer simply wants to discredit the President and the 200+ years of diplomatic protocol. There are a few ‘official’ flags that can fly below the United States flag on a government flagpole. Organizations, societies, and other good (or even not-so-good) causes can fly their flags on another pole, or hang the flag (even a massive one) from the building, but our long-standing protocol dictates what flags can share the staff with Old Glory. This is a non-issue and if you want the facts, go ask an openly gay ambassador appointed by… Read more »
This isn’t news
I agree with Harvey. We are not a State. Period. We should be more concerned with this so called Straight Men Pride March. 50 yrs since our rights were fought for, and labeled “Pride”. Now, there is a group make fun of us, and using our “Pride” staple, that identifies us. Never mind a flag, these guys have a flag too, and the march is lead be a Gay Man, and helping to organize their “pride parade”. lOOK AT THE ABOVE COMMENT AT 10 JUNE 2019 AT 14.28. An evil human. Forget, Trump and Flags, stomp out this sick march.… Read more »
It’s not a “state” flag. If you allow flag flying for this, will you be OK flying one for straight pride? If you say “no” you’re an intolerant hypocrite.
At the end of the day, no one gives a damn about flying the flag on the embassies’ flagpoles. I want my equal f*cking human rights.
What Hunter500 and Harvey have said is true. Embassies are for representing countries, not individuals. So this is a non-issue.
Thanks for a very wise and insightful post. I have heard many times that gay in general are higher in IQ in the general population, this is one exception. Note the original article calls the “the Trump administration”, “the Trump ‘Regime”. This is at the beginning from some other low IQ fag. I am gay, but some of these people hold Rachael as their Queen. And did you see the gay You Tubbers crying when the election results came in. What exactly has any homosexual LOST in 3 years now? Please let me know. Still they cried that now they… Read more »
So the Pride flag flew under Obama to celebrate Pride month and now Trump says hell no and gays are just fine with it. There you go. Why the LGBT community is treated like shit. Get a fucking backbone please.
Flying the American flag by itself is the backbone representing ALL Americans. We should want to be treated equal, not special. They crybabies in this country need to grow up, change their diapers, stand as one and not buy into divisive political victimization games.
That’s just it, man, all people are NOT treated equal, don’t you ‘ever’ watch the news/world news, don’t you have an alternative paper that circulates in your town/city? These days, it’s like in the 60’s, again, when you could actually see what was happening in the south real-time; effectively, bringing the “jim crow” era to end, it shamed America world-wide. …. All too often, we’ve seen black people ‘murdered’ for little of nothing. Just as we’re still seeing-hearing of gay bashing, I really hope it happens to you, man, see what you have to say then. Nobody’s wants special treatment;… Read more »
Actually, I quite extensively research this info and always backup my statements with hard evidence, not regurgitate Koolaid from Don’s Lemonade stand, or run my brain on feelings, like the old bitter wretches of The View. I have to say, that is one hell of a statement that you’d actually ‘hope’ for violence against another human being. I feel sorry for you. Give up the victimization fetish, get out for a breath of fresh air, surround yourself by people who truly want the best for you and go live your life. There will be bumps in life’s road, more for… Read more »
… There’s nothing like personal experience, George, like those who hated gays, until, they have to parent one, then their ‘tune’ changes…this is what I’m saying. Otherwise, like yourself, totally tone-def.
I’m surrounded by people, whom share the same experiences, George… We support each other, encourage each other, soothe each other, just like women’s support-groups, gay men’s support-groups, you know “minorities,” supporting each other. “No man (or woman) is an island unto themselves.” We give each other strength and yes, we do speak out, you yourself are a victim, difference is, you don’t know it, yet…. There’s just nothing like personal experience as a teacher of the realities of the past, present, real-time (which is still with us, clearly.) Cellphone cameras don’t lie, George. Ask the Jewish communities, those that have… Read more »
Who made it up? You know, they actually mentioned it on “The View,” point being: “you’re safe here, to be who you are,” about the flag flying, yeah, I get it. It’s saying, no discrimination here, welcome.” Ha, anything good, that defies trump, I’m for! To “liberterianqueer” if one group is not free, then no one is really free. We’re at a tipping point for that be realized globally, actually. But “the states” well, looks like the supreme courts once again is full of bigots, mostly, and one “step& fetch-it/token” as far as I’m concerned, he’s not a swing-voter. Look… Read more »
Fly The Flag Get Over It Nobody going anywhere Get It Right Republican Bigots. Trump Administration Is Crooked and Stupid. Mike Pence is Closet case don’t let his cover up marriage fool you.
After reading that, I’m like…So! who cares, we have more important issues to be worried about. If you really get bent out of shape because they won’t fly a pride flag, you have some serious issues or waaaay too much time on your hands.