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Exxon Mobil Says Banning LGBTQ Flag Doesn't 'Diminish' Diversity Commitment

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Bloomberg News bans "external position flags" such as those for Pride or Black Lives Matter.In a statement shared with Newsweek, Tracey Gunnlaugsson, vice president of human resources at Exxon Mobil, said the "updated flag protocol is intended to clarify the use of the ExxonMobil branded company flag and not intended to diminish our commitment to diversity and support for employee resource groups."The change comes as LGBTQ rights and visibility have gained national attention with the recent signing of the controversial Florida legislation critics often call the "Don't Say Gay" law, as well as other issues like transgender athletes' participation in sports.In response to the updated flag policy, Exxon Mobil's Pride Houston Chapter said that it will not represent the company at the city's Pride celebration on June 25, Bloomberg reported, citing an email from the employee group that it viewed.This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available..

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