WASHINGTON, D.C. — (06-06-19) — The National Security Agency (NSA), salutes PRIDE Month with a tweet yesterday portraying NSA headquarters draped in Rainbow Flag colors.
While the Trump administration has been actively attacking the LGBTQ community since taking office, the NSA wanted to promote their diversity in there agency, separate from the Trump administration’s narrative.
NSA Posts Salute for #PRIDE Month and Generates Backlash
Efforts by the National Security Agency (NSA) to pose as a workplace filled with diversity during Pride Month, they have generated a host of scorning.
The NSA posted a photo on Twitter of its secretive Maryland headquarters in rainbow colors, praising its employees as “talented individuals of all backgrounds.” June is celebrated in much of the US as LGBTQ “Pride Month.”
— NSA/CSS (@NSAGov) June 5, 2019
Thank you to the NSA for helping show the banality of performative diversity politics https://t.co/ltwATX6rSp
— Lee Fang (@lhfang) June 6, 2019
— Robert E. Blackmon (@RobertEBlackmon) June 6, 2019
At NSA, talented individuals of all backgrounds spy on you, your friends, and your family in the service of a hyper-militarized capitalist police state that is waging so many wars across the planet we don’t even know about them all. Happy #PrideMonthhttps://t.co/jYzWkrDzJz
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) June 7, 2019
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) June 6, 2019
We have to at least give the NSA points for reaching out when they didn’t have to. That’s a big step forward for their organization that has built a reputation of black listing LGBTQ personnel as security risks.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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