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State Department human rights bureau acknowledges Pride month

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The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor on Monday publicly acknowledged Pride month. “The U.S. stands in solidarity with human rights defenders working around the world to protect fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons and communities,” it said in a tweet. “All people are endowed with unalienable human rights and every government is obligated to provide equal protection under the law.” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has yet to publicly acknowledge Pride month, even though a number of embassies have done so.

The U.S. Embassy in Russia draped a Pride flag on the side of its building in Moscow. “Today we conclude the celebration of Pride month,” said the embassy in Russian on its Twitter page. “But we continue to

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