The Philly Pride Flag Added Brown and Black Stripes

For many, the six-color pride flag is a recognizable symbol for LGBTQ+ pride and identity. For some, though, that feeling of inclusion and representation has fallen short. If the #BLM movement has taught us anything, it’s that our black and brown friends and family are facing challenges that their white siblings are not.

(A Brief) History of the LGBTQ+ Flag

Gilbert Baker, a political activist, designer & flag-maker, created the Rainbow Flag in 1978. Born in Kansas in 1951, Gilbert became a medic in the United States Army (1970 – 1972). His military career would bring him to San Francisco, where he would make his home while using his artistic abilities to fuel his passionContinue reading “(A Brief) History of the LGBTQ+ Flag”