U.S. embassies defy State Department and continue to rock the Pride flag

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It’s Pride Month, and rainbow flags are everywhere — even in places where they’re prohibited from flying.

U.S. embassies have flown the Pride flag throughout the past decade. In 2011, the Obama administration actually directed embassies to celebrate LGBTQ pride in some form or fashion. Embassies would typically submit requests to their chief of mission/head ambassador to fly Pride flags outside their buildings, and their requests were historically approved.

Last year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo changed the approval process so that every embassy had to submit their requests through the State Department. This year, every request sent to the State Department to fly these flags was rejected. …

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