The well-known anti-LGBTQ Mike Pence was managed within the rainbow flag when he arrived Wednesday to satisfy President Gudni Johannesson.
The know-how firm Advania, situated within the capital metropolis of Reykjavik reverse Höfði Home the place Pence’s assembly with Johannesson was set, intentionally raised its flag for VP visits, in accordance with Iceland Monitor.
Past Advania intentionally raised the rainbow flag, social media customers famous that Johannesson and First Girl Eliza Reid wore rainbow bracelets. Though, the president typically wears bracelets to assist LGBTQ folks, so it isn’t clear whether or not he wears them particularly for Pence’s go to.
Earlier this week, Pence visited Eire, the place he met with the nation’s homosexual taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. There, Pence and his spouse, Karen Pence, who labored for anti-LGBTQ faculties, had dinner with Varadkar and his colleague, Dr. Mike Barrett.
additionally, Iceland‘s President Jóhannesson wore a rainbow bracelet (as he did whereas assembly with Putin) throughout photograph op with Pence at present pic.twitter.com/kCAUzUiafo
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Pence’s anti-LGBTQ historical past consists of the signing of “spiritual freedom,” a.ok.a. “license to discriminate,” the invoice as governor of Indiana. He additionally prompt channeling funds from the HIV program to those that had been devoted to altering sexual conduct, opposing equality in marriage, and voting in opposition to Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act whereas serving in Congress. Earlier this yr, Pence defended his spouse’s determination to work in a faculty that doesn’t settle for LGBTQ youngsters or workers members.