Three days into Pride Month, the month commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrating gay pride, rainbow flags line the streets of America, waving from restaurants and bars, grocery stores, malls, and, now, thanks to the Biden administration, many U.S. embassies around the world.
Unsurprisingly, rainbow flags only fly in countries where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people already have rights — and unsurprisingly, the Biden administration has nothing to say about it.
A statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Nassau on Tuesday said the Bahamas embraced the Biden administration’s “worldwide effort” to “highlight the contributions of LGBTQI+ persons around the world,” and that each U.S. embassy was invited to “fly the Pride Flag or light up their embassies with rainbow colors this month.”
The U.S. Department of State’s official message of pride month is: “You are included.” Many nations, however, have decided to forego Biden’s call to wave the flag high.
Seventy-one foreign nations criminalize private same-sex