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NBC: Trump Administration Says No to Flying Gay Pride Flag on Embassy Flagpoles

NBC: Trump Administration Says No to Flying Gay Pride Flag on Embassy Flagpoles
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By    |   Friday, 07 June 2019 04:50 PM

At least three U.S. embassies have been told by the Trump administration that they cannot fly the gay pride flag on the pole that also holds the American flag, according to a new report.

NBC News reported Friday that the embassies in Israel, Germany, and Brazil were denied requests to raise the rainbow flag alongside the stars and stripes for the month of June, which is LGBTQ Pride Month. However, the gay pride flag can be displayed in other parts of the embassy, both inside and outside.

State Department policy dictates that embassies must have permission from the current administration if they want to fly a gay pride flag on their poles.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is openly gay and told NBC he was encouraged by a recent Trump tweet that showed support to the LGBTQ community.

"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," Grenell said.

A Republican in the Wisconsin State Legislature, meanwhile, questioned whether flying the gay pride flag above the State Capitol building was appropriate.

"Is this any more appropriate than erecting the Christian flag over the Capitol?" Rep. Scott Allen asked on Twitter.

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