Under Trump, U.S. hides its rainbow pride

It’s not difficult to find a country that discriminates against gays. At least 14 nations impose the death penalty for homosexuality, including U.S. allies Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Only about 27 (all democracies) recognize same-sex marriage. That leaves it to the world leaders of freedom, equality and democracy to shine a light on LGBTQ rights and demonstrate to those less enlightened countries still caught in medieval views that times have changed for the better. One small way to achieve that is to fly the rainbow flag, the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer rights, and especially to fly it during June, which is Pride Month. (Balt. Sun)

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