Trump Administration rejecting requests from US embassies to fly pride flag during LGBTQ month.

By |2019-06-07T14:22:25-08:00June 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |6 Comments

Why? Because fuck gay people, that’s why.

Courtesy of NBC News:

The Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBTQ Pride Month, three American diplomats told NBC News.

The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump’s State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been denied, diplomats said.

Although the pride flag can and is being flown elsewhere on embassy grounds, including inside embassies and on exterior walls, the decision not to allow it on the official flagpole stands in contrast to President Donald Trump’s claim to be a leader in supporting LGBTQ rights overseas.

During the Obama administration, the government granted blanket permission to embassies overseas to fly the pride flag during June. This year, U.S. diplomats said, embassies were told they can display the pride flag in other places, including inside embassies, but that requests to fly it on the flagpole must be specifically approved. No approvals have been granted.

Of all of the groups of Trump voters who deeply regret their decision, and clearly, there are a number of them, the LGBTQ voters, in particular, must be having perhaps the hardest time.

I mean Trump really pulled the cashmere over their eyes.

During the campaign, Trump actively courted their vote, reached out to the Log Cabin Republicans, and convinced Caitlyn Jenner to offer her support.

In the end, he only attracted about 14% of the LGBTQ vote, but that was still better than Republican candidates typically do. 

And in return not only did he bring Mike Pence on as his running mate, but he banned transgender Americans from joining the military, is making it harder for gay couples to adopt children, and is allowing health care providers to turn away LGBTQ patients for religious reasons.

Here they thought they would finally have a Republican who openly supported them,  and instead, they get a bloated asshole in a bad fitting suit paying lip service to them while slowly stripping them of their hard-won rights. 

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6 Comments

  1. TwoSpirit June 8, 2019 at 7:43 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/bhutan-gays-celebrate-after-homosexuality-decriminalized/

    “unnatural sex” <WTF "Bhutan’s LGBT community celebrated Saturday after the tiny Himalayan kingdom’s parliament became the world’s latest to decriminalize homosexuality."
    “We are a small and marginalized community and when our rights are discussed in parliament, it makes us extremely happy,”

    • Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 8:08 am

      https://www.huffpost.com/entry/huffpost-her-stories-powwow-dancer-proud-out-loud_n_5cfa788be4b03c22901e1777

      Nenookaasi Ogichidaa identifies as two-spirit, an umbrella term that indigenous people from North America use to describe their place on a spectrum of genders and sexualities.
      It’s this unrelenting authenticity that makes Neno such a beacon for others – especially for black Native Americans, according to Donato: “Whatever responsibility they inhabit, be it at a powwow or a nation-wide Pride advisory, they carve out space for their most authentic self.

      “Canadian LGBTQ representation has historically and continues to leave out two-spirit contributions. Neno’s plurality of identity — black, indigenous and Ukrainian; queer, two-spirit, and polyamorous; partner, parent, and puppy mom — exists without compromising on any of them, which we love.”

      https://www.huffpost.com/feature/pride-2019-stonewall-50-lgbtq

  2. Lucretia June 8, 2019 at 8:12 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/queering-the-script-sneak-peek_n_5ce85642e4b0512156f167b3

    “Queering the Script” “This reputation became cemented after her “graphic lesbian sex scenes” in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.”

  3. Anonymous June 8, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Sadly, here in Texas I see quite a few LGBTQ people voting for Trump and voting Republican consistently. The reason is that they’re openly racist and are not bothered by their rights stripped away as long as African American and Hispanic people will have less and be made to suffer more.

  4. Two Spirit June 9, 2019 at 8:03 am

    @StoryCorps
    Yesterday Dennis and Judy Shepard (@wyoJudyShepard), parents of Matthew Shepard, sat down for a StoryCorps conversation with Rich Eychaner (@RichEychaner).
    Watch this space to listen to their story, and find out how you can help preserve LGBTQ history at #StonewallOutLoud.

    We’re launching #StonewallOutLoud, a national effort to preserve and honor the lived experiences #LGBTQ people 50 years after the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Help ensure that LGBTQ history is never forgotten:

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