"In the beginning..." came about as a study to reveal the colours
and meanings behind the original rainbow flag.
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
Mid weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles
100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester)
Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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