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When Mike Pence Arrived in Iceland on His Official Visit, He Was Trolled With Well Placed LGBTQ Rainbow Flags

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: US Vice President Mike Pence meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson (not pictured) inside 10 Downing Street on September 5, 2019 in London, England. Ahead of today's meeting with the British Prime Minister, Mike Pence had already stated that the US stands with the UK over Brexit. Boris Johnson lost two critical votes in Parliament last night. The first was the Bill bought by Labour's Hilary Benn to prevent a "No-deal" Brexit and the second was his own to hold a general election on the 15th October. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence's penchant for homophobia is well-known. He advocated that funding for HIV/AIDS research be reallocated to gay conversion therapy. In 2015, he signed a religious freedom bill as Indiana governor that gave license to anti-LGBTQ discrimination. In 2019, his wife was hired to work at a Christian school forbidding LGBTQ teachers and students.

So after Pence arrived in Iceland, a stop on his European tour, one company found the perfect way to troll him.


Advania Technology Company, located across from the historic Hofdi House in Reykjavik where Pence met with Icelandic President Gudni Johannesson, replaced its company flags with colorful rainbow flags, the world symbol for LGBTQ pride.

Advania director Ægir Már Þórisson told The Iceland Monitor:

“We just felt the need to celebrate diversity today and wanted to show that by flying the flags.”

It wasn't just Albania Tech either, but several places around Reykjavik expressing rainbow resistance.

Even President Johannesson wore a rainbow bracelet.

People in Iceland and outside admired the colorful trolling of Pence.

Maybe Americans should take this up as a tradition.

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