U.S. missions overseas can once again fly the LGBT Pride flag on their official flagpoles, according to the State Department. The policy, announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, repeals Trump Administration's effective ban on Pride flags or others from flying at U.S. embassies and consulates.
The State Department will also move to protect LGBTQ rights by providing asylum categories for LGTBQ people fleeing persecution, lobbying for the repeal of laws that criminalize LGBTQ status or conduct, and building coalitions of like-minded nations and engaging international organizations in the fight against LGBTQ discrimination.
This authorization lays out the Biden administration's policy to support the rights of LGBTQ persons and communities. President Biden vowed that his Administration stands with every LGBTQ American in the ongoing struggle against intolerance, discrimination, and injustice.
Early this month, President Biden issued a proclamation declaring June as LGBTQ Pride Month in the United States, and pledging support at the executive level in fighting discrimination. He also warned of the dangerous anti-LGBTQ legislation introduced and passed in some Republican States across the country.
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