Pentagon won’t allow pride flags to be flown at military bases

Blanket policy to continue as part of efforts last year to ban displaying the Confederate flag in midst of racial tensions

The Pentagon will not make an exception to allow US military installations to fly rainbow pride flags in June, it said on Friday, keeping a policy set by Donald Trump that limited the type of flags that could be flown on bases.

Days before the announcement, US president Joe Biden said that nearly 1,500 of his federal agency appointees identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, in a proclamation marking the start of pride month celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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