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‘Bonefish Harry’s’ Restaurant Gets Hate Mail After Hanging Rainbow Flag, Along with Outpouring of Support and Controversy

Bonefish Harry’s / Facebook Bonefish Harry’s, a Massachusetts restaurant with locations in Beverly and Lynn, shared a letter this week it said it received after hanging an LGBTQ Pride flag outside its locations. Owen Donaldson, the Beverly resident who wrote the letter, said he had eaten at the restaurant several times but would not patronize it any longer “because you have chosen to publically support activity which is immoral.” Said the restaurant in a Facebook post sharing the letter: “To all of our loyal guests, today we received this letter...
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Colbert Rips Trump’s Embassy Rainbow Flag Ban, Hails the Spirit of Pride Rebellion: WATCH

Stephen Colbert blasted the Trump administration’s ban on U.S. embassies flying LGBTQ Pride flags. “Makes sense, they need that space for the new banners that say, “Now accepting election interference,” the Late Show host quipped. Colbert then noted that “the embassies are rebelling” and putting the Pride flag on the facade of the embassies rather than the flagpoles. “Finding ways to break the rules is what Pride is all about. Remember, this all started with a clash with police over their oppressive anti-gay tactics,” explained Colbert, turning his attention to...
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Police Dept. Replaces Gay Couple’s Rainbow Flag Targeted by Arsonist, Releases Surveillance Video of Moment It Was Lit on Fire: WATCH

Jon Murad, the deputy police chief of Burlington, Vermont, hand-delivered an LGBTQ Pride flag to a gay couple whose flag was targeted by an arsonist on June1 as it hung from the couple’s porch. The couple was not at home at the time but said they feared for their house and their lives. The Burlington Free Press reports: ‘Tucked into the new flag was a handwritten card from Police Chief Brandon del Pozo. He wrote about Stonewall, the 1969 riots against police violence in Manhattan, and the historical oppression of...
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Police Arrest MAGA Biker for Trashing Rainbow Crosswalks with Burnouts in Albuquerque

Police have arrested one of the bikers responsible for trashing a set of $30K rainbow crosswalks in Albuquerque installed for Pride Month. The biker, 32-year-old Anthony Morgan, bragged about the deed on Instagram, which led to his arrest. In other photos from the social media platform published by KOB4, Morgan can be seen in selfies wearing a MAGA hat, the headgear worn by supporters of Donald Trump. KOB reports: “Police said they were able to identify Morgan as one of the bikers by comparing pictures on his Instagram account to...
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Mike Pence Defends Ban on LGBTQ Pride Flag at U.S. Embassies: WATCH

Vice President Mike Pence was asked by NBC News if the administration directed U.S. embassies to not fly the LGBTQ Pride flag. Replied Pence: “I’m aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies, that one flag should fly and that’s the American flag and I support that.” RELATED: Trump Administration Bans U.S. Embassies Worldwide from Flying LGBT Pride Flag — a Blanket Permission Granted by Obama “As the president said on the night that we were elected,” Pence added, “we’re proud to serve every...
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Pence Says ‘It’s The Right Decision’ To Bar Pride Flags On US Embassy Flagpoles: ‘One American Flag Flies’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Vice President Mike Pence backed the Trump administration’s move to bar U.S. embassies around the world from flying the rainbow pride flag on their flagpoles during LGBTQ Pride Month, telling NBC News that “it’s the right decision.” In an interview with White House correspondent Kristen Welker on Monday, the vice president confirmed NBC News’ exclusive report that said the U.S. Department of State had rejected requests from at least four U.S. embassies to fly the flag during June. Pence told NBC News he was aware...
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Texas County Commissioner Refuses To Sign Pride Week Proclamation Honoring Pulse Victims

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A county commissioner in Texas refused to sign a Pride Week proclamation that among other things, honored the lives lost in the Pulse nightclub shooting, commemorated the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, and honored the LGBTQUIA+ community, according to ABC affiliate KIII. Nueces County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn read a statement at Wednesday’s meeting, in Corpus Christi, declaring, “I want it in the record that I do not support this proclamation or agree with the statements in it.” Vaughn told NBC affiliate...
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Straight Oklahoma Country Boy’s Pride Month Pickup Truck Goes Viral

Cody Barlow / Facebook Oklahoman ally Cody Barlow decorated his pickup truck in a rainbow flag to show that “not all country boys are bigots.” Wrote Barlow on Facebook: “Found a way to show my support for pride month. I simply bought rolls of brightly colored duct tape and ran them across my tailgate in the design of the pride flag, and added some mailbox letters.” “This is important to me, not only because I have family and friends that are LGBTQ+, but also because countless people have dealt with...
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