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Our Chief Exec's letter on UK Government decision not to fly rainbow flag during pride this year
18 June 2015
The Evening Standard on Thursday, 18 June 2015 published a letter [pdf] from our Chief Executive Jonathan Cooper in response to the decision of the Government that the British embassies will not fly the rainbow flag during this summer's LGBT pride marches as the "Union flag" takes priority.
According to reports Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the flag, which is a symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement, should not replace the Union flag on special occasions.
Last July, numerous embassies, including Paris, Oslo, Tel Aviv and Santiago, flew the flag.
For more information on the UK Government’s decision see: The Independent, Foreign Secretary 'tells embassies not to fly rainbow flag for gay pride', 16 June 2015