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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Rainbow Flag

Did yo 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.
But, don’t think he just wanted to make something pretty like rainbows and unicorns.
The colors are symbolic as follows:
Red Stands for life
Orange stands for healing
Yellow Stands for the sun
Green Stands for nature
Blue stands for harmony
Purple stands for the soul

The Purple is sometimes replace with a black stripe for
masculinity or leather pride.

Originally the flag had an aqua and a pink stripe
but has been simplified to the flag commonly used today.

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