מצעד הגאווה בירושלים
Pride month in Jerusalem
Photo: Reuters
Pride month in Jerusalem

LGBT flags in Jerusalem cause row among city's officials

After forcing the U.S. embassy to remove an LGBT banner, Jerusalem deputy mayor says there is no need to hang Gay Pride flags throughout the capital since the Pride Parade has been cancelled due to coronavirus

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Published: 06.24.20 , 23:52
After a Jerusalem city council member forced the U.S. Embassy to remove an LGBT banner on Tuesday, the city's deputy mayor now says it's unnecessary to put up Gay Pride flags across the capital all the events associated with Pride Month have been cancelled due to coronavirus.
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  • Arieh King said on Wednesday that in light of the cancellation of this year's Jerusalem Pride Parade, it was unnecessary for the rainbow colored flags to be displayed across the city.
    מצעד הגאווה בירושליםמצעד הגאווה בירושלים
    Pride month in Jerusalem
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Three other council members, Yosi Havilo, Laura Wharton and Fleur Hassan Nahoum, told Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, they vehemently oppose any calls to remove the LGBT flags.
    מצעד הגאווה בירושליםמצעד הגאווה בירושלים
    Pride Parade in Jerusalem
    (Photo: Courtesy)
    The Jerusalem Municipality removed an LGBT banner from an exterior wall of the U.S. embassy only a day prior, after the mayor's assistant alerted authorities that the embassy did not gave a permission to hang the banner.
    ועידת ידיעות אחרונות ועידת ידיעות אחרונות
    Jerusalem Mayor, Moshe Lion
    (Photo:Alex Kolomoisky)
    "The 'PRIDE' sign at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was temporarily removed today (Tuesday, June 23, 2020) pending a discussion with city officials in the city of Jerusalem," the embassy said in a statement.
    The city, which has a predominantly religious population, has displayed rainbow flags along the streets on the Pride Parade route every year since 2005.

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