Spanish papers reported that the rainbow flag flew over the U.S. Embassy in Madrid for at least one day last week and that former Home Box Office executive, now openly gay U.S. Ambassador James Costos flew the rainbow flag over his official residence.
May 17th was the celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Hagel and Obama recognized it with proclamations.
“It’s not lost on anyone that this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) coincides with the 60th anniversary of the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement. “Our commitment to advancing the human rights of LGBT persons is part of this country’s long history of fighting to ensure that all people can exercise their human rights.”
“This past week, we convened religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations to think about how we work together to promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons. Next week, we will convene meetings with our private sector allies to discuss the important role of the business community in promoting equality and the ways we can partner through the Global Equality Fund.”
There’s a pogrom against Christians – 80% of the terror attacks in the world today are against Christians. Anti-Semiitism is on the rise. Neither group will receive this attention.