Tag Archives: rainbow flag

Ikea Canada Issues Slipcovers Inspired By Pride Flags

Via press release from Ikea Canada: In honour of Pride, IKEA Canada has collaborated with designers active in the 2SLGBTQ+ community to create “Love Seats,” a series of one-of-a-kind slipcovers inspired by the colours of different Pride flags, and the lived experiences from a wide spectrum of gender and sexual identities they represent. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, storytelling and personal …

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Pentagon To Keep Ban On All Non-US Flags On Bases

The Hill reports: “After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “There won’t be an exception made this month for the Pride flag.” Then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper last year implemented a broad flag policy intended to target the …

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Pentagon Reviews Policy On Flags At Military Bases

CNN reports: The Pentagon is reviewing a policy instituted last year that limits which flags can be displayed at military bases. The review comes as Pride Month is being celebrated throughout June. If changes are made to the current policy it could open the door to allowing the rainbow Pride flag to be displayed. But a senior defense official strongly …

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Boat Sinks In Flames After Passengers Harass LGBTQ Family For Flying Rainbow Flag From Their Own Boat

The New York Post reports: If karma is real, here’s evidence. A boat full of bigots swarmed an LGBTQ family on the water — just before the bigots’ vessel exploded and was “charred to a crisp,” according to one of the victims of their harassment. The passenger also shared footage showing the mayhem as it unfolded. Over 4.8 million have …

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Cuban Govt Flies Rainbow Flag Against Homophobia

Reuters reports: Cuba draped its health ministry with a giant rainbow flag on Monday to mark International Day against Homophobia, in a key year for LGBT+ rights as the Caribbean country decides on a new family code that could approve same-sex marriage. Cuba, which sent gays to correctional labor camps in the early years after its 1959 leftist revolution, made …

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Gingrich: Biden Is Deliberately “Infuriating Traditional Americans” By Allowing Rainbow Flags At Embassies

“Every idiotic thing that the Biden administration has done in the first 100 days, you begin to realize — whether it’s threatening everybody who believes in the Second Amendment or it’s attacking everybody who believes in right to life or it is attacking people of traditional values who are appalled that this administration would fly the gay flag at American …

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Graham Flips Out Over Pride Flags At US Embassies

Posted today to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: Just because something is “authorized,” that doesn’t make it right! Why should a flag representing one group of people and a specific agenda be literally raised up above all others and allowed to fly at our embassies and consulates? The embassies represent the United States of America on foreign soil—only the U.S. flag …

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Blinken Ends Trump Ban On Pride Flags At Embassies

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 …

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PA Lt Gov To Defy GOP Ban On Rainbow Flag At Capitol

NBC News reports: The latest front line in the free speech war is a balcony in the Pennsylvania state Capitol — and it’s being fought over marijuana and rainbow flags. The flags belong to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a tattooed 6-foot-8 Democrat considering a run for Senate next year, who hung the pro-legalization green leaf and LGBTQ rights flags …

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Biden Vows To Reverse Pentagon’s Ban On Pride Flags

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: New guidance from Defense Secretary Mark Esper on flag displays at military installations is being hailed for prohibiting the display of Confederate flags — but the memo also bans the display of LGBTQ Pride flags, the Washington Blade has learned. A Pentagon spokesperson affirmed Friday a read of the guidance — which excludes …

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Putin Mocks Rainbow Flag At US Moscow Embassy

The Moscow Times reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked a rainbow LGBT pride flag hung from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, suggesting it reflected on the orientation of the diplomats. During a televised video conference, a lawmaker told Putin that the U.S. Embassy had hung a rainbow flag on its facade for the first time to celebrate Pride …

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Flat Earth Nutbag Takes Down NY Town’s Rainbow Flag For “Mocking God,” Town To Fly Flag For Even Longer

Carthage’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Gay Pride flag flying at Watertown City Hall will fly longer. That’s the city’s response after a protester took it down. The rainbow colored flag is a symbol of social equality, individuality and hope for the LGBTQ community and its supporters. Saturday, it was raised for the second year in a row and was …

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Iraqi Leaders Call For Expelling Diplomats Over Rainbow Flag Flown By Embassies On Day Against Homophobia

UK-based Muslim news outlet 5 Pillars reports: The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has said homosexuality goes against “the noble morals of all divine religions” and that all missions in Iraq had to “adhere to the laws of the country,” after foreign embassies flew the rainbow LGBT flag in honour of the International Day Against Homophobia. The European Union, the World Bank …

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Iowa Man Jailed For Burning Pride Flag Earns More Charges For Masturbating In Front Of Female Officers

The Des Moines Register reports: An Ames man has been charged with indecent exposure following several incidents within Story County Jail in Nevada, according to court records. Adolfo Martinez, 30, is serving a 17-year sentence for burning a LGBTQ flag in June. According to court documents, an internal investigation looked at jail footage of Martinez and found multiple incidents where …

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IOWA: Man Gets 16 Years In Rainbow Flag Arson

The Des Moines Register reports: An Ames man was sentenced Wednesday to about 16 years in prison after he set fire to a church LGBTQ flag in June. Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, last month was found guilty of a hate crime — a class “D” felony — third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire. Police said he stole a …

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Hate Crime Verdict In Burning Of Church Rainbow Flag

The Ames Tribune reports: The Ames man accused of tearing down a pride banner from Ames United Church of Christ and setting it on fire was found guilty by a jury Wednesday morning. Adolfo Martinez, 30, was found guilty of a hate crime, third-degree harassment, reckless use of fire and habitual offender, Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said. The habitual …

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Trump Admin Gave Stonewall’s Flagpole To New York So That A Rainbow Flag Would Not Fly On Federal Property

E & E News reports: After spending $66 to buy a new 3-by-5-foot nylon rainbow flag, the National Park Service flew it high at one of the agency’s newest monuments: the historic Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, where a riot on June 28, 1969, launched the modern gay rights movement 50 years ago this week. But a trove …

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“Embarrassed” High School Football Coach Suspends Players For Posting Video Of Burning Pride Flag [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: Two students have been indefinitely suspended from the Kearns High football team for a social media post showing a Pride flag being burned and threatening LGBTQ people. A player posted a video on Snapchat last week where someone lights an LGBTQ Pride flag on fire and laughs. Someone in the video is heard saying …

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Pence Defends Ban On Embassy Pride Flags [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Vice President Mike Pence voiced support Monday for the Trump administration’s move to prohibit U.S. embassies from flying the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month, telling NBC News that “it’s the right decision.” In an interview with White House correspondent Kristen Welker, Pence confirmed an exclusive report from NBC News that said the …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Gov Flies Rainbow Flag Over Capitol For First Time, GOP State Rep Rants “This Is Divisive”

Madison’s Capital Times reports: In a gesture that would have been unthinkable a year ago, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Friday ordered a rainbow flag to fly above the state Capitol for the first time ever to mark Pride Month. One Republican state lawmaker responded with a tweet that appeared to question the move on religious grounds. “Is this any more …

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