JUNE IS GAY PRIDE MONTH!
Our true colors will be flying high, on display for all to see as we celebrate LGBTQ+ PRIDE month.
In the 1970's Harvey Milk, the famous San Francisco city Supervisor, challenged his friend Gilbert Baker to create a symbol for what was then more commonly called the gay community. Harvey basically wanted Baker to create a recognizable emblem of empowerment for the queer community. The artist looked back to America’s bicentennial celebrations over the previous year for inspiration.
Since Baker’s initial flag design, there were a few versions before becoming the flag we all know today. Additionally, the flag is continually changing to recognize & include new LGBTQ+ groups.
Baker purposely never copyrighted the flag as he wanted it to be owned by everyone.
The colors & meanings:
Red means life; Orange means healing; Yellow means sunlight; Green means nature; Turquoise means magic and art; Indigo (later changed to royal blue) means serenity; and Violet means spirit.
Enjoy your PRIDE &
Wear your colors FREely!
The FRE Collaborative Team