October 31, 2016 at 9:14 pm EST | by Chris Johnson
Trump waves rainbow Pride flag at Colorado rally
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Donald Trump waives a Pride rainbow flag at a Colorado rally.

LGBT advocates continue to criticize Donald Trump for the anti-LGBT positions he’s laid over the course of his presidential campaign, but they can’t say he’s never waved a rainbow Pride flag.

As the country music song “God Bless the USA” played in the background, Trump unfurled a rainbow flag, which bore the message “LGBT for Trump,” and displayed it as he walked around a stage Sunday upon entering a rally in Greeley, Colo.

Trump carried the flag, a symbol of the LGBT community, even though he opposes same-sex marriage, has said he’d sign the anti-LGBT First Amendment Defense Act, said he’s “with the state” on North Carolina anti-trans House Bill 2 and chose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who has a long anti-LGBT history, as his running mate.

On the same day, Hillary Clinton held an event at Wilton Manors in Florida where she condemned Trump for his anti-LGBT positions and said his administration would undo marriage equality and President Obama’s executive action in favor of LGBT rights.

Chris Barron, a gay conservative activist and founder of LGBT for Trump, tweeted an image of Trump holding the flag, calling him “the most pro-LGBT Pres candidate ever nominated by either party.”

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

2 Comments
  • So, how does Chris Barron tip?

  • Someone put Barron on medication. He’s delusional. Most pro-lgbt Presidential candidate ever? Trump waves a rainbow flag today then thumps a bible tomorrow. Another flip flop. He’s only waving it because it has a favorable message on it about him. If you stroke his ego, he loves it and if you don’t he tries to destroy you.

    I have to say for a heterosexual male, Trump makes a good vicious queen!!!

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