That flag represents people’s PRIVATE sex lives. Doesn’t belong in government. Period.
Secretary of State Tony Blinken has authorized US diplomatic missions to fly the LGBTQ pride flag on the same pole as the American flag at embassies and consulates, a department official confirmed to The Post Friday.
News of the authorization was first revealed by Foreign Policy magazine, which reported on a confidential cable sent by Blinken to diplomatic posts worldwide authorizing the policy change.
The nation’s top diplomat said in the cable that the flag, which is flown to symbolize support and pride for the LGBTQ community, will not be required to be added to the flagpole in front of each mission.
Instead, chiefs of mission will be given the ability to “determine that such a display is appropriate in light of local conditions,” Blinken said.
The move comes ahead of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17.
The move is yet another policy that President Biden is undoing of former President Trump’s administration.
“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,” he explained.
Reached for comment by The Post, the State Department said in a statement, “President Biden believes that America’s strength is found in its diversity. America is stronger, at home and around the world, when it is inclusive.”
“Recognizing that each country context is different, U.S. embassies and consulates develop individual plans to raise awareness of violence, human rights abuses, and discrimination targeting LGBTQI+ persons, including appropriate exterior displays,” the statement continued.