The rainbow flag was introduced during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade celebration on June 25, 1978.
The design was chosen by Gilbert Baker having been put to the task by Harvey Milk, an early political activist, to create something that could be a symbol of pride for the LGBTQIA+ community. Baker received some funding from the fledgling Pride committee to make the first two flags. He recruited Lynn Segerblom, who created the dying process, and James McNamara helped to sew the flags along with assistance from volunteers.
- Hot pink symbolises sex
- Red equals life
- Orange symbolises healing
- Yellow stands for sunlight
- Green represents nature
- Turquoise equals magic and art
- Indigo stands for serenity
- Violet represents the spirit of LGBTQIA+ people
STYLE: Carrie bag
Made from 100% cotton canvas
Features reinforced shoulder straps and a generous gusset
Available in a natural cream colour on request - email or DM for details
The main body measures 38cm x 40cm