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US Embassies Hang Rainbow Flags After Being Banned From Flying Them

US Embassies around the world are getting creative in displaying rainbow flags for pride after being told by the Trump administration they were forbidden from flying them, reports the BBC.

 

Several American embassies from around the world had their requests denied to fly rainbow flags during Pride Month.

 

“As the president said on the night we were elected, we’re proud to be able to serve every American. We both feel that way very passionately, but when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around the world, one American flag flies,” said Vice President Mike Pence.

 

“It’s the right decision.”

 

Rainbow flags had previously been allowed under the Obama administration.

 

In response, US embassies have displayed flags in a variety of other ways, such as hanging them from walls and draping them over windows – as long as they don’t fly them from a flag pole they’re not technically breaking the rules.

 

The US embassy in Tel Aviv tweeted out the picture below with the caption: “The US Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv is ready for the PRIDE parade tomorrow!”



 

Embassies in Oslo, Norway and Seoul, South Korea also hung pride flags outside their buildings.



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