[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yOTcxODY5MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY5MjgwNDEzNH0.B-wufM5i9q1AO7VsI2ax4lHByd6u0BoO8oudmOqRHps%2Fimg.jpg%3Fwidth%3D1245%26coordinates%3D0%2C53%2C0%2C53%26height%3D700\u0026ho=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.rebelmouse.io\u0026s=260\u0026h=9e5d372e106edd6f3cb21db0997d622c82ac7514be4a6dabc378258763ac8764\u0026size=980x\u0026c=3887786884 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yOTcxODY5MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY5MjgwNDEzNH0.B-wufM5i9q1AO7VsI2ax4lHByd6u0BoO8oudmOqRHps%252Fimg.jpg%253Fwidth%253D1245%2526coordinates%253D0%252C53%252C0%252C53%2526height%253D700%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fassets.rebelmouse.io%26s%3D260%26h%3D9e5d372e106edd6f3cb21db0997d622c82ac7514be4a6dabc378258763ac8764%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3887786884%22%7D" expand=1]Exxon Mobil will no longer allow its offices to fly flags expressing adherence to or membership of \u201coutside organizations\u201d on company flagpoles, the New York Times reported.The new policy, which prevents employees from hanging LGBT+ pride and BLM flags on the flagpoles on company premises, is angering some of Exxon Mobil\u2019s employees who in the past have flown gay pride flags outside of Exxon Mobil offices.Exxon Mobil will only be allowing governmental, company, and employee resource group (ERG) flags to fly outside of its facilities. The Times said that ERGs are \u201cemployee-led affinity organizations that are generally blessed by employers.\u201dERG flags that celebrate certain group identities may still be flown on company premises during months that coincide with those group identities. Tracey Gunnlaugsson, vice president of human resources at Exxon Mobil, said, \u201cIt\u2019s a longstanding practice at our facilities around the world that E.R.G. flags can be flown during signature months. The flags are directly related to our business and company support of our E.R.G.s.\u201dFor instance, the company\u2019s ERG logo for LGBT+ employees features bubbles filled with several colors around the word \u201cPRIDE.\u201d This logo has been flown at Exxon Mobil offices and is used on T-shirts that employees wear during gay pride parades. J. Chris Martin, a former employee of Exxon Mobil, who previously had led the LGBT+ ERG group said that a different flag that featured the Exxon Mobil on a rainbow background \u201cwas flown at many company locations last year without question\u201d and that he had been told that his ability to display this flag had been revoked \u201cwithout explanation.\u201dMartin said, \u201cI\u2019m also told that the employee resource groups were consulted only in a perfunctory way regarding this matter, based on momentary discomfort with displaying a symbol of open-mindedness and support for long suppressed voices.\u201dHe added, "While they may say nobody has lost anything, the symbolism is unmistakable.\u201dThe Human Rights Campaign, a leftist organization that advocates for the LGBT+ agenda under the guise of civil rights activism, lambasted Exxon Mobil\u2019s policy. The group said, \u201cThere\u2019s no such thing as \u2018neutrality\u2019 when it comes to our rights. Our flag isn\u2019t just a visual representation of our identities. It is also a staple of allyship.\u201d We support the LGBTQ+ employees at Exxon and hope Exxon\\u2019s leaders understand there\\u2019s no such thing as \\u201cneutrality\\u201d when it comes to our rights. Our flag isn't just a visual representation of our identities. It is also a staple of allyship.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-22/exxon-triggers-employee-backlash-with-rainbow-pride-flag-ban\\u00a0\\u2026 \u2014 Human Rights Campaign (@Human Rights Campaign) 1650659402 The Human Rights Campaign has also aggressively come out against Florida\u2019s Parental Rights in Education legislation that was recently signed into law by the state\u2019s Republican governor Ron DeSantis.In early March, the Human Rights Campaign said that it would refuse to accept donations from the Walt Disney Company until it took \u201cmeaningful action\u201d against the then Parental Rights in Education Bill.