While many of us are familiar with the famous rainbow flag, do you know what its colors actually mean?.
Chances are you have seen the LGBT Rainbow Pride Flag flown at any number of pride festivals around the world. It can be seen everywhere from Auckland to Buenos Aires, Providence to Berlin – and most places in between.
But what does it mean?
The LGBT rainbow flag represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT) and queer pride, as well as LGBT social movements. The colors of the LGBT pride flag, also known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, depict the LGBT community’s variety as well as the “spectrum” of human sexuality and gender.
Based on the original Gilbert Baker Pride Flag (but with two fewer stripes), this is the most commonly seen LGBT flag in the world and is the most universally recognized.
The flag is most commonly flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as in a real rainbow.
Rainbow flags, as well as a variety of rainbow-themed merchandise and color schemes, are now used by LGBT people and supporters as an outward representation of their identification or support.