The famous anti-LGBTQ Mike Pence was controlled in the rainbow flag when he arrived Wednesday to meet President Gudni Johannesson.
The technology company Advania, located in the capital city of Reykjavik opposite Höfði House where Pence’s meeting with Johannesson was set, deliberately raised its flag for VP visits, according to Iceland Monitor.
Beyond Advania deliberately raised the rainbow flag, social media users noted that Johannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid wore rainbow bracelets. Although, the president often wears bracelets to support LGBTQ people, so it’s not clear whether he wears them especially for Pence’s visit.
Earlier this week, Pence visited Ireland, where he met with the country’s gay taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. There, Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, who worked for anti-LGBTQ schools, had dinner with Varadkar and his colleague, Dr. Mike Barrett.
also, Iceland‘s President Jóhannesson wore a rainbow bracelet (as he did while meeting with Putin) during photo op with Pence today pic.twitter.com/kCAUzUiafo
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) September 4, 2019
Pence’s anti-LGBTQ history includes the signing of “religious freedom,” a.k.a. “license to discriminate,” the bill as governor of Indiana. He also suggested channeling funds from the HIV program to those who were dedicated to changing sexual behavior, opposing equality in marriage, and voting against Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act while serving in Congress. Earlier this year, Pence defended his wife’s decision to work in a school that does not accept LGBTQ children or staff members.