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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Rainbow Flag
Did you ever wonder how the rainbow flag came to be the international flag of equality for All LGBT people?Well, I will tell you.
Just as Betsy Ross, sewed the first American flag, to represent freedom from British oppression,Gilbert Baker, (yes another Baker) first
designed the flag in 1978 for the San Francisco Pride event called the Gay Freedom Celebration.
The design was to represent gay and lesbian diversity around the world.
The Purple stripe is sometimes replace with a black stripe for
Originally the flag had an aqua and a pink stripe
Now you know!
Subaru is a well known sponsor for the Human Rights Campaign.
New York is the city known for the first gay riots in the 1960’s
The lesbian magazine called ‘The Ladder’ was started by the daughters of Bilitis
The first openly gay federal district court judge in the United States was Deborah Batts
ACT UP (Aids Coalition to Unleash Power) is the national coalition formed to lobby government and corporations for support in the fight against AIDS
The national support group, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) was formed in 1982
Logo, the gay TV channel was launched in 2005
The largest women’s summer music festival is held in Michigan
The NCBLG (National Coalition for Black Lesbians and Gays) was founded in 1979
The Advocate (a gay magazine) was started in1967
LAMBDA (The Legal Defense & Education Fund) was started in 1973
The first Gay Olympic Games were held at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, CA
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