US embassies around the world have decided to fly the pride flag for the month of June to commemorate “LGBTQI+ Pride Month.”
Videos on Twitter show the US Embassies in London, Suava, Dublin, Jerusalem and many more have all decided to host Pride flag raising ceremonies.
— U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) June 1, 2023
| | #US abassador in #Israel, Tom Nides; launched #JerusalemPride2023; saying to the crowds “the US stands with the LGBT community. We love you!”.
Nides took pride in high attendance of embassy staff. #Jetusalem#RamboNews pic.twitter.com/L5tUi6eKvJ
— Ram Eli Brandts (@RamEliBrandts) June 1, 2023
“Pride is a celebration of generations of LGBTQI+ people, who have fought bravely to live openly and authentically.”
— U.S. Embassy Australia (@USEmbAustralia) June 1, 2023
Chargé d’affaires Mike Clausen, joined by staff from the U.S. Embassy, raised the Pride flag marking the start of LGBTQI+ Pride month. #pride #prideireland #pridemonth #pride #pride2023 pic.twitter.com/x6e8mPmnT3
— U.S. Embassy Dublin (@USEmbassyDublin) June 1, 2023
Under the Trump administration flying pride flags outside of US embassies was prohibited.
However in 2021 the Biden administration reversed the Trump admin’s policy on banning US embassies from flying the pride flag.
Biden will allow US embassies worldwide to fly Pride Flag, reversing a Trump administration decision https://t.co/0uSt22cdQn
— Insider (@thisisinsider) April 23, 2021
Per The Independent:
At United States embassies, the Pride rainbow can now fly alongside the stars and stripes.
In a confidential memo obtained by Foreign Policy, Secretary of State Antony Blinken authorized all American embassies and consulates around the world to display the LGBTQ Pride flag on the same flagpole as the American one – something the Trump administration had forbidden.
Right before the fall of Afghanistan the US State Department was more focused on its pride flag policies in Kabul rather than the Taliban taking over.
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