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7 facts you may not know about LGBT pride

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THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

QUEER PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THEIR HISTORY

Funny how people conveniently forget what pride is about in the first place.

Why did those colors get removed? What do they mean?

Good questions! For those of y’all that don’t know, each color on most pride flags has a specific meaning. For the current rainbow pride flag those meanings are:

Red= life

Orange= healing

Yellow= sunlight

Green= nature

Blue= harmony/serenity

Purple=spirit.

On the original flag these were the same and the extra colors were:

pink= sexuality

turquoise= magic and art

As far as I know (anyone correct me if I’m wrong), pink was dropped just due to the color fabric’s availability during a boom of pride flags being made after Harvey Milk died. Turquoise was removed because of the unequal number of stripes. During Pride parades it was traditional that people would carry some of the colors on one side of the street and some on the other.

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