Philadelphia added 2 new stripes to the Pride flag. Here’s what they stand for.

August 14, 2017

Before a Pride parade in 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag. He dyed strips of fabric in eight colors and stitched them together. The positive response was almost immediate. “We stood there and watched and saw the flags, and their faces lit up,” gay rights activist Cleve Jones told The New York Times. “It needed no explanation. People knew immediately that it was our flag.” Today the…

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Philadelphia added 2 new stripes to the pride flag. Here’s what they stand for.

June 14, 2017

Before a Pride parade in 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag. He dyed strips of fabric in eight colors and stitched them together. The positive response was almost immediate. “We stood there and watched and saw the flags, and their faces lit up, Gay rights activist Cleve Jones told The New York Times. It needed no explanation. People knew immediately that it was our flag. Today the…

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