Navy drops pride posts, photos on social media accounts
The Navy's Instagram account at one point featured a plane with a rainbow wake in a post, but that has since been removed.
The U.S Navy has dropped pride-related posts and photos from its social media accounts but has not specified why.
On Twitter, the @USNavy account's background photo featured maritime vessels and aircraft leaving wakes of rainbows and featured the word "pride" several times in differing colors. The account currently features the image of an aircraft carrier.
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The Navy's Instagram account at one point featured a plane with a rainbow wake in a post, but that has since been removed, according to The Hill. The Navy admitted to the outlet that it had made the posts and subsequently removed them, without explaining their rationale.
"The US Navy posted graphics in support of the start of Pride month to honor the service, commitment, and sacrifice of the LGBTQ+ Service members and personnel who volunteer to defend our country," read the statement. "As we do with all Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) observance months, we will look for additional opportunities to celebrate the diversity and strength of our Sailors. Members of the LGBTQ+ community serve their country, fully contribute to the DoD mission, and deserve a welcoming environment which enables them to reach their full potential."
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