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A Pennsylvania mayor has come under fire for calling the rainbow flag a political symbol. Wally Scott is the mayor of Reading, a city of around 90,000. On Monday, the rainbow flag was supposed to be raised in front of Reading’s City Hall to start the city’s week-long Pride festivities. But, at the last minute, Scott called City Council president Jeffrey Waltman to ban the flag from flying in front of City Hall. Waltman tried to convince him to reconsider, but...

A burnt rainbow flag outside of the Alibi Lounge in HarlemFor the second time in nearly a month, someone has burned the rainbow flag outside of New York City’s only black-owned gay bar, the Alibi Lounge in Harlem. Between 12:20 and 12:45 a.m. early Monday morning, someone set fire to a rainbow flag hanging from a velvet rope outside of the bar’s front entrance. Previous to this, on May 31, surveillance cameras captured the sneakers of a person who walked up...

A hair salon received a threatening note not about its rainbow flag. Issam Bajalia owns Salon U in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. He said that he had just returned home from World Pride in New York City when he found a note taped to his business telling him to remove his rainbow flag “before it is too late.” Facebook/Ryan Taylor THIS IS NOT SAN FRANCISCO OR DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM THIS IS HOMEWOOD WHICH IS A RELIGIOUS AND FAMILY CITY WE SUGGEST THAT...

A man in D.C. was recorded tearing down a rainbow flag and beating it on the ground while shouting slurs. Video was captured by a D.C. resident, who posted it to Twitter using the handle @mjasonrhoades and to the blog Popville. In the video, a man can be seen walking down the street and then walking into the yard of a house where there is a rainbow flag flying. The man grabs the flag and beats it on the ground. He can...

A junior high school’s administration is trying to address racist and homophobic flyers that students were passing out earlier this year. This past March, students at McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, handed out flyers and taped them to hallways. Some of the flyers had anti-LGBTQ messages like a rainbow flag crossed out and “It’s great to be straight. It’s not OK to be gay.” Others were racist, displaying the Confederate flag and messages like “Black lives matter only because...

A church is planning out planting “hundreds” of Pride flags after their flags fell victim to vandalism. The Wicker Park Lutheran Church in Chicago flies a rainbow flag and a transgender flag year-round outside its doors. Over a week ago, someone tore down the flags. The church put them back up, but then over the weekend they were vandalized. At 3 am this past Sunday, someone was caught on video spray-painting in black on the flags. The vandal painted a giant “X”...

A recently released email cache shows a heated discussion among National Park Services (NPS) officials that ended with the declaration that they don’t own the flag pole in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City. When Barack Obama declared the Stonewall Inn a national monument, activists said that it was the first time that the rainbow flag was flown permanently on federal property. But a review prompted by a Trump administration found that the flag pole isn’t located on...

The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBT social movement and is widely displayed during Pride month.According to The Washington Post, diplomatic missions in Seoul and Chennai, India are displaying the flag outside their buildings. The U.S. embassy in New Delhi is projecting a rainbow onto its building.Embassies in Santiago, Chile and Vienna have posted rainbow flags on their websites.Other embassies have hosted Pride events and several ambassadors and diplomats have attended Pride parades.U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry recognized Pride...

Organizers of the D.C. Dyke March have come under fire for banning rainbow flags with the Star of David on them. The Dyke March, which will take place next Friday after over a decade in hiatus, is meant to be a more radical march than the Capital Pride Parade. The controversy started when A.J. Campbell, 50, contacted the organizers to ask if she could bring her rainbow flag with the Star of David on it, a flag sometimes referred to as...

A picture of a bisexual man has gone viral on Twitter because of his awesome rainbow turban. Over the weekend, Jiwandeep Kohli posted a picture of a rainbow turban he made for Pride Month. “I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist,” wrote Kohli, who is a grad student in clinical psychology. “I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others.” I’m proud to...

Early Friday morning, the day before Pride month, someone burned rainbow flags located outside of Alibi Lounge, New York City’s only black-owned gay bar. Police are now investigating the incident as a hate crime. Surveillance cameras captured the sneakers of a person who walked up to the flags hanging outside the bar’s downstair entrance. The person knelt down, set fire to the flags and then walked off. Moments later, a woman notified the bar that their flags were aflame and...

Listerine has released a rainbow flag bottle for Pride Month this year. People are finding it… strange. The bottle is wrapped in the original eight-stripe rainbow flag instead of the much more common six-stripe rainbow flag. The meaning of six of the colors from when the flag was created in 1978 are written on the stripes. Hot pink, which originally stood for “sex,” is conspicuously silent on the bottle, probably because that part of being LGBTQ is still not safe to...

Several Democratic presidential candidates have released Pride gear, so you can show your support for your favorite candidate at your local Pride festivities this month. South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg’s rainbow gear uses the version of the rainbow flag from Philadelphia that had black and brown stripes in addition to the more common six-color rainbow. A pride T-shirt in rainbow colors Pete for AmericaPride stickers in rainbow colors Pete for America He also has gear with the trans flag. A Pride T-shirt with...
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"Of course I took it personally." A rainbow flag hanging outside an LGBTQ-themed Baltimore store was burned last weekend, Baltimore Sun reports. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. Surveillance footage captured two unknown men fleeing the scene after setting fire to the Pride flag at Same Gender Love in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. “My first reaction was full of emotion,” says Marva Laws, who has owned the boutique for a year. “I was very angry because this is mine....

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