The rainbow flag of the LGBT community will be raised for the first time at the State Department this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
“We will display the flag from June 26 to 28. The progressive flag will fly at the State Department,” Blinken said in a speech in Washington.
He recalled that June 26 marks the anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, and June 28-the anniversary of the riots in a gay club in New York in 1969, which is celebrated as one of the first acts of resistance of the LGBT community to harassment from society.
Blinken did not say whether the flag would be displayed inside or outside the building.
The so-called progressive flag, in addition to the colors of the rainbow, includes black and brown stripes in solidarity with African Americans, as well as a yellow triangle and a purple circle, which are associated with transgender and intersex people.