On the building of the US Embassy in Moscow on June 25, the day of the beginning of voting on constitutional amendments, an LGBT flag was hung out. Thus, the embassy celebrated Rainbow Flag Day – on June 25, 1978 it was first used at a gay pride in San Francisco. Later, the British embassy joined the American embassy.
And then it began: the flags posted were called provocation and “aggressive LGBT propaganda,” the American and British ambassadors offered to fine and test for professional suitability.
By June 28, the scandal had not abated: the activists of the Forty Magpies held solitary pickets outside the embassy buildings (and in the process trampled on the LGBT flag).
In the Moscow Patriarchate, these protests supported and at the same time recalled the right to inviolability of family values.
The US Embassy in Moscow not only hung a “rainbow flag” out of the window of its building, but also conducted extensive informational support for this public event. A video was posted on the embassy’s official website welcoming the US ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on the topic “About the LGBT Pride Month”.