U.S. Prohibits Embassy in Brazil From Flying LGBT Rainbow Flag

Donald Trump's government measure revokes Barack Obama's previous decision.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Donald Trump administration has banned U.S. embassies abroad, including that in Brasília, from flying the LGBT pride flag on their official flagpoles during the month of June.

The information comes from NBC, citing three American diplomats. President Obama's government had granted general permission for embassies to display the rainbow banner, but the State Department has now revoked that decision.

NBC mentions embassies in countries such as Brazil, Germany, Israel, and Latvia as examples. The measure runs contrary to the campaign by the White House to decriminalize homosexuality in all . . .

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