Foreign Policy reports:
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a blanket authorization for U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag at their embassy or consulate showcasing support for LGBTQ rights.
The directive marks a departure from how the Trump administration handled the matter while the State Department was run by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In a confidential cable reviewed by Foreign Policy and sent to diplomatic posts around the world, Blinken gave authority for diplomats to fly the Pride flag before May 17, which marks the international day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, as well as June, which in the United States and many other countries is Pride month.
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Exclusive: Secretary of State Antony Blinken has authorized U.S. diplomatic outposts to fly the Pride flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag in support of LGBTQ rights, marking a departure from how the Trump administration handled the matter.https://t.co/5uwsSyEkXM
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