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What Is The Philadelphia Pride Flag, And What Does It Stand For?

What Is The Philadelphia Pride Flag, And What Does It Stand For?

While most of us are aware of the iconic rainbow flag, there are many more LGBTQ pride flags that symbolize the diverse sex, sexuality, attraction, and gender identities within our beautiful queer community.

Even while most LGBT people continue to identify with the LGBT rainbow flag, many also fly the Philadelphia Pride Flag – are a more inclusive flag that represents people of color better.

You may even have seen it flying at any number of pride celebrations throughout the world, from Porto to Puerto Vallarta to Punta Cana…or anywhere in between!

The city of Philadelphia approved a redesigned version of the flag created by the marketing agency Tierney in June 2017, which adds black and brown stripes to the top of the traditional six-color flag to call attention to concerns affecting LGBT people of color. It was introduced as part of a citywide “More Color More Pride” campaign — and was borne of protest after several high-profile stories exposing racism in Philly’s Gayborhood.

It was rapidly adopted around the world and gave representation to black and brown people in the LGBTQ community and their experiences. It is still frequently used; however, it has been built upon to be more inclusive of the transgender community just a few years later with the Pride Progress Flag.

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