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  • Gregory Angelo: Trump's one of the most pro-gay GOP president ever-- That's why State's Satisfaction flag restriction is so weird
  • Goodbye To The Ambassador, Hello Gay Sports Bar
  • Gregory Angelo: Trump's one of the most pro-gay GOP president ever-- That's why State's Satisfaction flag restriction is so weird

    With a couple of taps of his fingers, President Trump made history with a Might 31 message on Twitter: \"As we commemorate LGBT Satisfaction Month as well as recognize the superior contributions LGBT people have made to our fantastic Country, let us likewise stand in solidarity with the lots of LGBT people who stay in loads of nations worldwide that penalize, imprison, and even carry out people on the basis of their sexual preference.\"

    It was the eve of a month that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Disobedience, which marked the start of the modern gay civil liberties activity in the United States.

    Trump included: \"My Administration has actually launched a global project to decriminalize homosexuality and welcome all nations to join us in this initiative!\"

    The news was twofold in value. One, it marked the first time in the background of the USA that a sitting Republican president officially identified Pride Month. Secondly, it declared the unmatched project his State Department has incomed to finish the cruel customized of outlawing homosexuality, a practice still embraced by barbaric nations all over the world.

    Undeniably, Trump is one of the most pro-gay Republican president in American history. He is also the initial president from either political event to get in the White House while sustaining same-sex marriage, and also he has actually made a strong commitment to eliminate HIV locally by 2030. Taking all of this into account, Trump is positioned to come to be the most pro-gay president ever.

    Considering this context, the State Division's order to embassies around the world not to fly the gay pride flag is difficult. It's an unforced mistake that generates unnecessary hostility in the gay community-- in addition to the day-to-day Americans who Head of state Trump will certainly require in order to win re-election following year.

    With the number of Americans that sustain gay individuals trending upward, the State Department's decision can have radical consequences at the ballot box for our nation's commander-in-chief.

    Make no mistake: the responsibility for this choice eventually resides Assistant of State Mike Pompeo. Also worse: this is not an issue of downfall some Obama-era requirement. It marks a specific turnaround of Trump administration plans.

    \" The USA signs up with people around the world in commemorating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Satisfaction Month, and also declares its commitment to safeguarding and protecting the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons,\" Pompeo stated in an official statement honoring Pride Month in 2014.

    Days later on, USA embassies all over the world increased the rainbow flag in a symbolic resemble verifying Pompeo's extremely words-- without incident or debate. The flags did not fly in lieu of Old Splendor, neither did they fly over the Stars and Stripes; it was an easy gesture sharing solidarity with gay individuals all over the world, much of whom face dangers of fatality just because of who they are.

    Straightforward gestures can be effective points: Just today, Iran Foreign Preacher Mohammad Javad Zarif openly affirmed his country's practice of performing gay individuals.

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    Goodbye To The Ambassador, Hello Gay Sports Bar

    THE SHUTTER-- It's mosting likely to be drapes for the container service group at The Ambassador (673 Geary), however wrong away. It is expected to stay open up until late summer season or early autumn. [ISSF]

    CASTRO-- Not right after the last call at Lime (2247 Market) and the plans for the area's following manifestation have been disclosed. After a complete remodel, Hi Tops will present the idea of a gay sports bar to San Francisco come October. [Grub Road]

    POP-UPS-- Belcampo Meat's next Meat Up happens from 12-2 PM on June 21 at Oakland's Blue Bottle Coffee (300 Webster). On the menu: barbeque grass-fed flatiron steak sandwiches with chimichurri sauce. [EaterWire]

    TOP CHEFFERY-- Top Cook: The Trip takes over Justin Herman Plaza on June 17 with free cooking showdowns at 10:30 AM, noon, as well as 1:30 PM. Either Angelo Sosa (Seasons 7-8) or SF's Casey Thompson (Seasons 3 as well as 8) will have to artificial pack their knives and also address the end of each battle. [EaterWire]