Trump nominates third gay ambassador

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: President Trump nominated gay U.S. Foreign Service officer Robert S. Gilchrist to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania.

In a little-noticed development, the White House released a statement on Monday announcing President Donald Trump has nominated gay longtime U.S. Foreign Service officer Robert S. Gilchrist to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania.

Gilchrist is a former president of Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, or GLIFAA, according to a statement on the group’s website. GLIFAA is an officially recognized organization representing LGBT employees at the State Department and its Foreign Service arm as well as other federal agencies and entities working in foreign affairs.

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Gay Pride rainbow flags cut down in Sweden

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Stockholm (AP) – Officials in the Swedish city of Sodertalje say vandals have removed rainbow flags that were raised outside city hall in support of the gay pride festival this week in neighboring Stockholm.

City officials said the flags were hoisted July 25 but were gone July 26 morning and the flagpole ropes had been cut.

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Swedish peace group launches gay sonar against Russian subs

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STOCKHOLM (AP) – Swedish peace activists who argue that military hardware isn’t the best way to deter Russian submarines have launched their own underwater defense installation: a gay-themed sonar system.

In a publicity stunt dubbed “Operation The Singing Sailor,” the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society placed a sonar device in the Stockholm archipelago sending out a Morse code message saying “This way if you are gay.”

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