Blinken authorizes US diplomatic missions to fly LGBTQ Pride flag

Blinken authorizes US diplomatic missions to fly LGBTQ Pride flag


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.

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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.

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