I'm genuinely curious…

posted 3 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Eckle:  I am going to guess because it shows harmony? I have no idea 😛

Post # 5
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Eckle:  i did a google search and found this:

The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, who created the flag in response to a local activist’s call for the need of a community symbol. (This was before the pink triangle was popularly used as a symbol of pride.) Using the five-striped “Flag of the Race” as his inspiration, Baker designed a flag with eight stripes. Baker dyed and sewed the material for the first flag himself — in the true spirit of Betsy Ross.
Christopher Pinette, 12 Jun 1996

The design may have been influenced by flags with multicolored stripes used by various left-wing causes and organizations in the San Francisco area in the 1960s. The Rainbow Flag originally had eight stripes (from top to bottom):

  • hot pinkfor sex,
  • redfor life,
  • orangefor healing,
  • yellowfor sun,
  • greenfor serenity with nature,
  • turquoisefor art,
  • indigofor harmony, and
  • violet for spirit.

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