The True Meaning
Now much more than a flag, the rainbow is a beacon that stands for acceptance, liberation, and community. Over the more than four decades since Gilbert Baker sewed the first rainbow flag, an impressive collection of new Pride flags has appeared across the world.
But one thing will never change: whether you see the rainbow emblem on a building, a T-shirt or a bottle of micellar water, it will forever be a sign that says loud and proud, “All are welcome.”
*Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to office in California. Along with then-mayor of San Francisco George Moscone, both Milk and Moscone were assassinated at City Hall on November 27, 1978.