Donald Trump‘s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo banned flying pride flags at US embassies. Joe Biden‘s Secretary of State Antony Blinken just rolled back that ban in a message to ambassadors around the world.
Via Foreign Policy:
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.
The cable contained a hedge, though, saying the authorization is not a requirement and chiefs of mission who run each embassy or consulate can choose whether to fly the Pride flag or showcase other symbols connoting support for LGBTQ rights based on what is “appropriate in light of local conditions.”
We reported previously that several embassies, including the Russian embassy, had openly defied Trump’s ban while it was in effect. Eat it, Trump!
Now the question is which one to fly?
The one with QPOC and trans representation seems like the best choice!