Despite the decision of the State Department of discontinuing the tradition of flying the LGBT flags in the various US Embassies, which was started during the presidency of Barack Obama, several embassies of the United States across the globe displayed the LGBT Rainbow flag throughout the weekend in honor of the LGBT pride celebrations.
An act that seemed to be done behind the back of US President Donald Trump despite the US State Department rejecting several requests for flying the rainbow-colored flags, it also led many to take actions of their own.
The embassies in Seoul, South Korea and Chennai, India hoisted the LGBT flags outside their building, while many others showed their support for the LGBTQ pride in different other ways. In Jerusalem, Israel, the diplomats of the United States participated in the great LGBTQ pride march.
The embassies in Chile, Vienna, Austria and Santiago also honored the International Pride Day against Homophobia and Transphobia while the embassy in New Delhi, India lit up lights with rainbow colors to honor the day.
Multiple embassies around the world requested the State Department to permit them from hoisting the flag in honor of the day by the US State Department denied them to give permission. One of the right-wing pastor and a massive supporter of US President Donald Trump, Franklin Graham, praised the decision of Donald Trump on twitter as he mentioned that he was offended of the rainbow flag.
He said that the only flag that was worth flying in the US embassy is the flag of the United States. He said that the gay pride flag was offensive to the Christians as well as the millions of faiths and its people, not only in the United States but also around the world.