June 14, 2011, - 6:31 pm

Citi Celebrates Gay Flag Day

By Debbie Schlussel

As you probably know, today is Flag Day.  But for Citi–you know, “too big to fail”–it’s Gay Flag Day.  A reader sent me this photo of the flags that Citi decided to fly outside its corporate campus in Las Colinas, Texas, today and on last year’s Flag Day. The address 6400 Las Colinas Drive, Las Colinas, TX.  Apparently, someone atop Citigroup doesn’t know that Flag Day celebrates the AMERICAN Flag, NOT the Fruity Pebbles flag featuring a symbol gays usurped.  Memo to Citi:  I doubt the brave American soldiers who raised the flag at Iwo Jima or at Ground Zero on 9/11 were thinking of, “I now pronounce you man and husband.” (Today is also the 236th birthday of the founding of the U.S. Army, an institution which is now allowing open gays in its ranks. Strange coincidence.)

ATTN, Citi: Flag Day is About THIS . . .


Iwo Jima, 1945


World Trade Center, Post 9/11 Attack, 2001

NOT THIS . . .


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44 Responses

That’s the extreme thing about identity politics. Citi loses sight of what our country is all about. We’re Americans, period before we’re men, women, Jews, Christians, assorted ethnicities and proclaim our sexual preference to the world. They took the wrong lesson in Las Colinas, TX about Flag Day.

NormanF on June 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Well Debbie, some folks gave their butts for that flag. Seriously though, with today’s announcement of the Nation’s “Report Card”, we find that only 12% of seniors could pass a basic history test. Is it any wonder that we don’t understand what it means to be an American? We have no concept as a nation what the American flag is all about and why (or how)we have the freedoms we do.

Paul on June 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

You needed to add how this somehow involves Islamo-pandering, anti-semitism and Obama being a jerk.

It’s a corporation they can fly the Jolly Roger for all I care. (That would be much more appropriate for the company.)

Okay, okay…I liked the Fruity Pebbles joke.

Barney Rubble Loves Citi on June 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Is this Citi somehow relate to the Mets ballpark?

Harold Shalett

Harold Shalett on June 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

This is one of the key ways that the PC people are taking over society. They try to turn every tradition into its opposite — such as flag day. Honoring our veterans means honoring illegal aliens and diversity. Patriotism, as per Hillary and others means America as their ideal, not America of our traditions. Rights means all kinds of affirmative action, not the historical definition of rights.

Little Al on June 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Harold, I believe your correct about Citi being related to Citi field where my MLB team the Mets play their home games. Citi field is a nice looking ballpark, but I prefer Shea Stadium a little more. In the Mets old ballpark the fans where on top of you and a little close to you, and it felt like real home-field advantage. Citi field is ok, but to me it’s kinda vast and too roomy.

Now to this article, the only one’s who putted that gay flag in that town in Texas are the gay-fanatics who are in peoples faces all the time and jamming their agenda down our throats, etc., there the one’s who’s behind this crap by putting the “gay pride” flag infront of that bank. I don’t have nothing against gay people in general and the truth is is that the majority of gay people DO NOT want to get married and want to be left alone and live their lives.

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

You’re an offensive ignorant twat. It’s LGBT Pride Month, you redneck whore. THAT’S why they are flying the LGBT Pride Flag. Why don’t you go put your white robe and hood back on and light a cross on fire somewhere?

CR: When is Hetero Pride Month and why do you need a month to honor who you’re sleeping with? Why is Citi in the business of celebrating that? And why does that flag have to fly on Flag Day? BTW, you guys have expropriated the rainbow, so the only colors left are white and black. DS

Chris Reynolds on June 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Chrissy, you just gave us an outburst that any bigot would be proud of. You should put on your rainbow robe and burn a pink triangle. If one’s sexual activity is worthy of special recognition, why not have an “Escort Day” or “National Orgy Month”? 🙂

    worry01 on June 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Chris Reynolds YOU’RE the reason why so many FORMER ardent supporters of gay rights have tired of them and no longer ardently support them…especially in the political realm.

    I definately want gays treated well and NOT discriminated against but in 2011, the state of “gay rights” is so off putting and tired to me. Especially the lesbians, who are mostly humourless and twice as political as the gay men.

    In fact, I have often wondered why gay men and lesbians lump themselves together in the same group. They are very polar opposite if one really gets down to the nitty gritty. In fact, the only thing they really have in common is that they happen to prefer to have sex and partner up with their same sex…which is the OPPOSITE of their own sex, respectively. Truth be told, gays and lesbians have almost NOTHNG in common.

    And don’t even get me started on the bisexuals. They don’t belong in the mix AT ALL, are digusting and are the most selfish and self-serving of the bunch. Been wondering when the gays and lesbians will FINALLY figure that out and kick them out of their scene.

    The only group, in my opinion, who can use some compassion out of GLBT in 2011 are the transexuals…who go through terrible harassment and discrimination and prejudice DAILY.

    Skunky on June 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Good for you, Debbie. My school district is pushing this anti-bullying (really pro-gay rights) program and they define bullying as anyone expressing an opinion that would make any gay student uncomfortable (and we all know that making a gay student uncomfortable might lead to them committing suicide so we can’t allow that). In other words, gay people get a pass to be excused from all disapproval, disagreement, thoughtful analysis, moral questioning, etc. from anyone, anywhere, at anytime. They are also excused from the school’s dress code: we have dress codes for boys and girls but if you are gay, you can dress anyway you want. Boys can dress like Lady Gaga on LSD and they won’t be disciplined. Heterosexual students get referrals for everything.

    Ken on June 15, 2011 at 7:20 am




    Oh and one other thing, Islam HATES GAYS more than that crackpot Westboro Baptist Church!

    And are you sure you are not Chris Matthews lover?!?! JUST ASKIN!!!!!!

    Bob Porrazzo on June 15, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Everyday is hetero-pride month, Chris.
    Heteros don’t need pride month because nobody in this country is oppressed because they’re straight in fact you can’t even claim something like “reverse racism”: most gay people don’t harbor any hatred for straight people like many blacks do for whites.

    Dmitriy on June 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

As DS would say, you stay classy Chris Reynolds.

Lookit you ignorant jackass, if you don’t agree with what the writer wrote then you can try and disagree with her and be rational about it, but on this website, we don’t allow irrational morons like you and throw ad homineim tantrums against the messengers. Haven’t you heard this expression, “don’t attack the messenger, just disagree what the messenger wrote”?

It’s clear to me that you gay-fanatics are the most intolerant people in the world. Chris Reynolds, try and go to a middle eastern islamic country and fly the “LGBT Pride Flag” in any muslim country and we’ll see what’ll happen to you. If you do any of that in islamic states, you’ll be oppressed, enslaved and stoned to death for your own sexual orientation. Try and attack islam for what they do to gay people, instead of using misogyny against Debbie like the coward you are.

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Debbie, way to give that gay-fascist a piece of your mind, great minds think alike. DS, I would like for that Chris Reynolds guy to go any muslim country in the middle east and try and fly a gay pride flag in the streets of any islamic country and I can guarantee you that this ass will be picked off the roads and be stoned to death because of his own sexual orientation. That’s a fact, NOT rhetoric coming from me, Debbie and the rest of the posters on thie blog.

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Maybe they were coerced by the government.

Little Al on June 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Now let’s not go Capt Crunch on Citi. Perhaps they have poor hearing. It’s Flag Day. f-L-a-g day

Psycho Dad on June 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

“I doubt the brave American soldiers who raised the flag at Iwo Jima or at Ground Zero…”

I doubt that the flag isn’t what the gay lobby is really excited about “raising”.

CornCoLeo on June 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm

You’re a grand old fag….

#1 Vato on June 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Maybe they thought we spell it with a silent ‘L’…who knows?

I hate militants of all types, white, black, feminist, gay, you name it, they’re all self centered jerks with a screw-everyone-else agenda.

So when is national bestiality month, necrophilia month, pedophile month etc…? Where the hell is the equality for all the other sexual deviates?
…national show your weiner month for flashers?!…!!!

theShadow on June 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Well, at least I can’t argue with Jimmy Kimmel. That flag certainly does look “festive.”

Irving on June 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

“the truth is is that the majority of gay people DO NOT want to get married and want to be left alone and live their lives”
‘Sean R. on June 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm’

I would say that a majority of people (period) do not want to get married and want to be left alone and live their lives, but do the right thing when it’s time to raise a family, like me and my wife did. It seems to me that most gay couples just want to marry to prove they are ‘normal’ to the community.
Most people have accepted gays as part of society even though they don’t see it as normal. What’s the point of trying to shove it in our faces? Is this going to change anyones mind? I don’t think so. If anything, it will make most people feel hate and resentment. Gay people are a society within society. They’re different and nobody cares so they should just leave it at that. Trying to force themselves upon society is just plain stupid.

theShadow on June 15, 2011 at 12:38 am

Debbie, that’s “technically” not the gay flag. It is the flag of the city of Cusco, Peru. The gay flag is the same thing, but is supposed to be flipped upside down so the purple is on top. The people of Cusco are not too fond of the fact that their city flag has been used this way. When I was down there last year they made it overwhelmingly clear that the gay flag is the upside down version of theirs and to not confuse the two. I may be being to generous in assuming, but perhaps someone at the Citi branch is from Cusco or something?

Or maybe the people who raised that flag meant for it to support gays and simply hung it upside down. Maybe Citibank should have spent more time securing their website than hanging irrelevant flags.

David on June 15, 2011 at 1:24 am

Citi’s promotion of the sin of homosexuality is exactly why yesterday I opened an account at a local credit union and will be closing out the Citibank account even though the Citibank office is much closer and more convenient.

Garth on June 15, 2011 at 3:18 am

Gays shouldn’t be allowed in the military. Why would you want the guy in the foxhole with you to get sexually turned on and get an erection? What if a gay officer develops a crush on a straight enlisted G.I. and sexually harasses him or assaults him? In the close quarters and high-stress demands of war, sexual peccadilloes are more than a nuisance; they could cause deadly and dire consequences for other soldiers and even national security.

Additionally, why should gay Scout leaders also be tolerated? Sure, perhaps not all gays are sexual predators, but there’s a reason why we don’t have co-ed toilets and showers in school. A gay Scoutmaster *might* be a pedophile predator and we’re supposed to just pretend like they don’t exists and let grown homosexual men sleep in pup tents with boys? That’s insanity to put the “feelings” of homosexuals above the safety pf children based on the assumption and hope that a gay man might not be tempted to assault or rape a boy in his charge.

DS_ROCKS! on June 15, 2011 at 6:55 am

    By your logic, should women also not be allowed in the military?

    CarlAugust on June 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

    You sir, are an intolerant person. I could hurl insults and whatever, but that’s really the bottom line. I mean seriously…are you really implying that all gay people are sexual predators? I guess by that virtue all straight people are angels. Guess that explains why thousands of women are raped by men every year. I’m all for your right to your own opinions, but if your only substantive argument is that if you’re gay you’re a rapist…maybe a liiiittle more research is necessary.

    Adam on June 15, 2011 at 8:18 am

    The mostly covered-up male-on-male rape that occurs in the US military is perpetrated by men who consider themselves “straight”. (Much like in prisons).

    If I were in the service, I’d worry about that more that openly gay homosexuals.

    Denoted on June 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Maybe they just like rainbows………

Tanstaafl on June 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

At least they had the decency, this year, to put the Gay Flag on their flag pole.

JeffT on June 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

Oh no, a major corporation is showing support for it’s gay and lesbian staff. Where are their values? I mean who do they think they are, treating gays like human beings. Absurd. Bizarre.

Give me a break.

And it’s not even like it’s being hoisted up to the same level, it’s beneath their own corporate flag, where flag protocol says it should be. And if there wasn’t one gay soldier on Iwo Jima, I’ll eat that flag. And fruity pebbles? Crimeny, I’m all for you expressing your opinion, but that’s just plain bitchy.

Adam on June 15, 2011 at 8:12 am

I worked for CITI.. during the whole 2008 campaign. Horrible place to work. I knew I was in trouble when I walked in the building and saw a cut out of Obama, then candidate, in the lobby. It was quite clear where their political views were, and they were allowed to express it. Odd for today’s work place environment. We would regularly get e-mails on supporting the gay agenda.

sharon on June 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

Let’s see… Citi has been giving it to their customers up the rear for years. It is about time that they came out of the closet themselves.

Just another reason why I don’t and wont’ use them.

pats on June 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

Wow.. everyone hates the fags, huh?
Two things to think about:

1. Gay people don’t make gay people. They come from straight people. As children are a gift from God, maybe God made them gay. Hate away, but keep in mind that all those crazy fags could just be a test – to see whether you can care about your fellow human beings, despite them being different – or whether you just give in to the hate.

2. If you can’t get your head around that, and you truly believe they all need to burn in hell – look on the bright side… more room in heaven for you perfect people.

Steve on June 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

    No Steve, not everyone here “hates fags”. Grow up and put your big-boy pants on. Here, we hold all people accountable for their conduct and behaviours. Gay people are NOT above being held to a standard. Those days of special treatment are OVER.

    Gay people, aside from their sexual preferences and how they indulge in such are people too and when they act the fool and dangerously (and think they are protected from being called on that!), we are going to confront them like everyone else.

    Look around…it’s 2011. Gays have never been more free and in my state, they can legally marry. Now, gays are trying to push the limit and rise above and subjugate the heteros. That’s WRONG. It’s just like “Animal Farm”.

    PUH-Leeze. They only group that suffer more than the average bear in the GLBT grouping are the Trannies. I am not saying they’re normal but I at least want people to treat them respectfully, especially when they are just trying to live…and usually more quietly than the G, L and the nasty Bi’s!

    Skunky on June 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

Erm..sure, “Steve.” G-d also “made” child molesters and Hitler – are they “gifts” that need to be revered and honored?

You’re missing the point – no one is hoisting “straight nation” flags or “honoring” white history month and to do so is short-sighted, bigoted pandering, just like raising the gay nation flag is.

DS_ROCKS! on June 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

I’m full-blooded Italian and have been prejudiced against and I’m a decent, good citizen and considerate neighbor. Why isn’t citi hoisting the Italian flag to “honor” me?

Is it because I am not aroused by a man’s body or have never copulated with another man’s anus? *That* deserves a special “honoring” by citibank? Um, hokey-dokey. Whatever you say.

DS_ROCKS! on June 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I’m sure they won’t cry too long when I close my account, but I’ll do it anyway.

    Zoomie73 on June 15, 2011 at 11:03 am


samurai on June 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

Gays have the right to sleep with whom they want. But its indecent to force your sexual preferences on the public. Just as it would be indecent for heteros to demand the same thing. And here I thought sexual orientation is a private matter. Then why the heck not keep it private?

NormanF on June 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    NormanF, couldn’t have put it any better. Queer Nation is a part of the NWO’s debauchery and destruction of our culture.

    Bob Porrazzo on June 16, 2011 at 8:19 am

CITI celebrates Gay F;ag Day!

Because CITI is the height of corporate responsibility and customer satisfaction.

How Hackers Stole 200,000+ Citi Accounts Just By Changing Numbers In The URLhttp://consumerist.com/2011/06/how-hackers-stole-200000-citi-accounts-by-exploiting-basic-browser-vulnerability.html

Citibank late payments dip for 10th straight month

Citibank Again Fail to Show at Court

Citigroup Among Banks That May Be Lowered by Moody’s

Analyst: Citigroup Is Cooking the Books

But the flag flaps nicely, huh?

(maybe G-D is not happy with perv celebrating bankers.)

Jack on June 16, 2011 at 11:07 am

Actually, The Shadow has a very good point with the fox hole thing. Last time I checked FEMALE soldiers and MALE soldiers SHOWERED separately, right? Now throw gay into the equation and you got a guy who saw you naked in the shower visualizing you while in the foxhole for days on end! Sorry but saying “but women are in the military too” does nothing to his point (unless there are “co-ed” showers and bunks in the military now-a-days which I do not think there are).

Bruce on June 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

You know debbie, i hate to break it to you but gay people fight for this country every day in the military, something that you’re not doing. They’re just as American as you are.

Dmitriy on June 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I actually work for Citi, in this location, and I took the same picture today. Although I took the picture of this fla because I was proud. I am so glad to work for a company that will support equality for all Americans.

I don’t know who Debbie is, but I honestly can’t believe that anyone in this country still holds such outdated and offensive opinions.

ELE on June 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm

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