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US Embassy in Nassau celebrates Pride Month

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THE US Embassy in Nassau kicked off Pride Month today by raising the rainbow flag at the Queen Street chancery and at Liberty Overlook, the Ambassador’s residence. The flag will fly throughout the month.

The embassy is supporting events throughout the month of June to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community. Events include a film screening, a safe-space chat on inclusion issues, a diplomatic reception, and social gatherings.

“America would not be the world power it is today without drawing from the strengths of every citizen, including LGBTQI+ individuals. They have strengthened our public service, military, educational system, and culture. This is a great time to celebrate their contributions,” said Chargé d'Affaires Usha Pitts.

“During Pride Month in June we celebrate the LGBTQI+ community. We invite every Bahamian to enjoy the blessings of liberty and life in a free society and, of course, we encourage you to take pride in who you are, just as you are.”

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birdiestrachan 9 months ago

Rise the flag , we are all human beings , The God who made us loves us all in spite of all our flaws,

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IslandWarrior 9 months ago

But I differ; I hold the belief that creation intended for males and females to be partners and not for men to seek out other men as romantic partners. This goes against the natural order of things and is merely a manifestation of a few weak disturbed individuals with a twisted disorder who believe they can convince the world that their lifestyle is a forgone conclusion when in reality it isn't.

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bahamianson 9 months ago

That is beside the point. We all have our opinion, and all opinions should be freely heard. America does not hear all opinions, only their opinion matters. Them flying a flag in our country is a slap in the face. They should not be allowed to dictate their views on us. Now, kamala is coming and will try the same thing. America is a bully, and like bullirs, if you don't do what they say, you get blacklisted or beaten up.

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ScubaSteve 9 months ago

The land that Embassy is located on is technically part of America. It isn't owned by the Bahamas. Therefore, they are FREE to fly any damn flag they wish. If you don't like... you don't have to LOOK at it.

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quavaduff 9 months ago

I for one would hope the Bahamas never reaches the destitute of a Uganda ...

"I think one does protest too much"

Relax and have a Kalik

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quavaduff 9 months ago

Relax ... the big bad America is not going to beat up the Bahamas .... It's a flag honoring a particular group of people who have been bullied by real "downlow" bullies.

This Bahamian respects all of God's, whichever God you worship, children.

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birdiestrachan 9 months ago

They are flying the flag on private property ,

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ScubaSteve 9 months ago

110% correct. That land is NOT part of the Bahamas control or responsibility.

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ScubaSteve 9 months ago

Oooooooooh... that rainbow flag is SO SCARY. Grow up and grow a pair of BALLS. I bet you are afraid if you stare at the flag long enough... you will turn QUEER. How about focusing on improving your education and IQ.

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hrysippus 9 months ago

How would Island worrier have faired in battle against Alexander The Great, I wonder, since Alexander, according to Islandworrier was s weak disturbed individual with a twisted disorder. He would have lasted about 3 minutes I much suspect.

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IslandWarrior 9 months ago

"I can't see a direct connection between Alexander The Great and the Americans pushing their gay issues on our community. However, considering his love for travel, I believe we would have gotten along well as friends, regardless if he was gay; just once, he kept his gay ass to himself and not wanting to share his filth all over Asia, like these nasty asses American who are promoting their nasty gay agenda.

At the same time, Black Americans are still not seen as equals, denied opportunities and losing their life because of the colour of their skin in their own country, and being told to "go back to Africa, you monkey"; these are much more serious issues to resolve.

You Minions gatta get serious with where you stand, and take your heads out of these Americans' backside, pathetic."

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ExposedU2C 9 months ago

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rosiepi 9 months ago

Why should the US Embassy fly the BLM flag? Every year US Embassies round the world participate in honouring Black History Month.

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TalRussell 9 months ago

@MyComrades, settle down. - Should be comfortable handing being the US Embassy in the Bahamas, will only celebrate 2023 Pride Month by flying the rainbow Pride Flag, for the duration of June. - "Aye" "Nay"

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Topdude 9 months ago

Let’s get down to basics. We are all animals. Correct. And do we we find this perverted type of behavior in other animal groups? Is sex with other animals ( bestiality) okay too?

Please, let us get serious, LBGT type behaviors are unnatural. Where in the Bible are these behaviors condoned, encouraged and celebrated?

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IslandWarrior 9 months ago

The presence of the gay community in The Bahamas can be traced back at least 60 years, if not longer. Throughout my lifetime, I have noticed that gay individuals were regarded as equals among other Bahamians. They actively participated in church activities and contributed to the education of our youth. It's worth noting that their lifestyle choices were never imposed on anyone, and they had the freedom to live as they saw fit within their private circles.

However, the current attitude shift (Being heavily Promoted by the Americans) is towards greater visibility and assertiveness among LGBTQ+ individuals, which is problematic for many people who truly don't care whose ass you eat. People are offended by the aggressive "in your face" approach where gay people feel entitled to express themselves under the guise of exercising their rights, regardless if it offends others with different principles and standards in their life.

Some may argue that certain behaviours or choices are deemed "detestable" in the eyes of a higher power and society. But there is also my right to disagree simply, but what is being perpetrated is a 'rape, violation of me and my family by, as it were.

This is more about an American 'in your face, I can do and conduct myself in a way that even if it's offensive to others, it's my rights' attitude. But don't 'rape' my right to object and disagree with what 'you' have chosen as acceptable.

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ExposedU2C 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Well said! There is no nation on our planet more divided than the U.S.A.. And this type of nonsense is precisely why the U.S. is in such a dismal state of serious decline. Every empire that has ever existed eventually fell victim to decay as a result of unchecked decadence and debauchery of the worse kind. The best days of the once mighty U.S. are now behind it.

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TalRussell 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Comrades, wouldn't' you like to see what are the 'True Gay statistics' in our Colony of Out Islands. – "Aye." "Nay?

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