U.S. embassies display pride flag, despite Trump administration advisory against it

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06/08/2019

On Friday, the Trump Administration was reportedly rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to display the rainbow pride flag on official flagpoles in celebration of Pride Month, according to an NBC News report. Since then, some diplomats are finding ways around the initial rejection. “The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump’s State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been denied,” diplomats told NBC News. Since NBC News’ initial report, the Washington Post identified some of the embassies that have decided to go around the Trump Administration and find different ways of commemorating Pride Month. From hanging the rainbow-colored flag on the facades of buildings (U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, for example) to rainbow-colored lights in New Delhi, embassies from around the world are choosing to honor the LGBTQ+ community in its own way.

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