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Not to be insensitive but gays shouldn't have an entire month of recognition, and def shouldn't have their flags flown at our embassies. Hell, we only give our vets one day of recognition. Why should they get one and gays get thirty? Makes no sense.

Several American embassies defy orders from Trump administration to honor 'Pride Month'

After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of "Pride Month," several U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions are defying their orders.

The Washington Post reported that several U.S. diplomatic outposts are finding ways to defy, or at least show opposition to, orders handed down from Washington.

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The facades of the U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, are partially hidden behind large rainbow flags, while the embassy in New Delhi is aglow in rainbow colored lights. The website for the embassy in Santiago, Chile, shows a video of the chief diplomat raising a rainbow flag last month for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

The Vienna embassy's website features a photo of a rainbow flag flying below Old Glory on a mast jutting from the building, a statement by Diplomats for Equality and a story about a professor lecturing on the visibility and growth of LGBT rights.

"This is a category one insurrection," one anonymous diplomat told The Post.

Several embassies — including in Israel, Germany, Brazil, Latvia, among others — requested permission to honor "Pride Month" by flying rainbow flags. The requests, however, were denied.

American embassies have had official guidelines for honoring LGBT "Pride" events since 2011, when the Obama administration directed U.S. agencies involved in foreign policy to begin promoting LGBT rights. But the official State Department policy was changed last year by Mike Pompeo, a practicing Christian who became secretary of state last April.

Now, if an embassy or American diplomatic outpost wants to promote LGBT rights, such as by flying a rainbow flag, they must obtain permission from the State Department's Office of Management.

Despite the policy change, President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to recognize "Pride Month" with an official statement.

Trump has also appointed two gay ambassadors during his tenure, Richard Grenell to Germany and Randy Berry to Nepal.
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Not to be insensitive but gays shouldn't have an entire month of recognition, and def shouldn't have their flags flown at our embassies.
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Hell, we only give our vets one day of recognition. Why should they get one and gays get thirty? Makes no sense.
It only makes no sense when you forget we have a month for recognizing not just veterans but their families as well.

https://www.defense.gov/explore/stor...es-month-2018/

Also I would argue that reverence for our soldiers and veterans is well ingrained into our culture. And in that regard, it makes even less sense to complain about a month of recognition for LGBTQ Americans. Pride Month doesn't in any way somehow diminish America's observance and support for our veterans.
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Pride Month doesn't in any way somehow diminish America's observance and support for our veterans.
I would like some concrete example of the good that the homos and lesbians and mixed up people have done for society. As for Trump, I don't give a rat's ass what he has done to recognize the strange people.
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I would like some concrete example of the good that the homos and lesbians and mixed up people have done for society. As for Trump, I don't give a rat's ass what he has done to recognize the strange people.
Well, they’ve certainly contributed a hell of a lot more to society than bigots like you, dickhead.
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Well, they’ve certainly contributed a hell of a lot more to society than bigots like you, dickhead.
Hey, at least I don't have the dim wit to call you names, like POS sissy, fruity f**khead, or something else. Instead, I say, may you live forever.

And, you yourself cannot cite any examples of anything good those weird ones have done due to their weirdness.
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Hey, at least I don't have the dim wit to call you names, like POS sissy, fruity f**khead, or something else. Instead, I say, may you live forever.

And, you yourself cannot cite any examples of anything good those weird ones have done due to their weirdness.
Thanks for confirming my belief that most Trump supporters are a bunch of hateful bigots.
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Thanks for confirming my belief that most Trump supporters are a bunch of hateful bigots.
Thanks for confirming what most of us have known for years about the left.
You're proving with each and every post how angry you are.
You're dripping with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Triggered by mere words and truth.
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Thanks for confirming what most of us have known for years about the left.
You're proving with each and every post how angry you are.
You're dripping with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Triggered by mere words and truth.
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Yup, more evidence that my beliefs regarding Trump supporters are accurate. Someone makes multiple bigoted anti-LGBT comments and you think that the takeaway is that I’m suffering from some sort of “Derangement.” Great.
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Well, they’ve certainly contributed a hell of a lot more to society than bigots like you, dickhead.
That's an awful lot of high-handed moral outrage for someone who has taken the name of a character who sold his child for use in sexual experimentation.
Little bit hard to take you seriously.
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Thanks for confirming my belief that most Trump supporters are a bunch of hateful bigots.
Still no example of a bunch of loonies contributing anything because of their looniness.

May you live forever.
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