History of the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag

The rainbow flag has become the easily-recognized colors of pride for the gay community. The multicultural symbolism of the rainbow is nothing new. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition also embraces the rainbow as a symbol of that political movement. The rainbow also plays a part in many myths and stories related to gender and sexuality issues in Greek, Native American, African, and other cultures.

Eight Striped Version
rainbow flag with meanings of colours

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Unofficial List Of Famous/Distinguished People In GLBTIQ His/Herstory

Note: This list came from a different website (with their permission), however they are no longer on the internet. I have found that some of the names should not be on this list, so if you find a name which you question, please do a thorough Google search and if the evidence is not there to confirm it, please let me know so that I can remove their name(s) from the list. Thank you!

The names of living persons on the list are identified by an asterisk (*).


Louise Abbéma (1858-1927), French painter
Bernice Abbott (1898-1991), U.S. photographer
J.R. Ackerly (Joe Randolph Ackerly, 1896-1967), British writer
Abu Nuw·s (756?-810), Arabian poet
Valentine Ackland (1906-1958), British writer
Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1967), U.S. writer
Nick Adams (Nicholas Adamschock, 1931-1968), U.S. actor

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