June is LGBT Pride Month, and culminated in the United States this past weekend with a parade in major cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, and NYC. The LGBT movement is represented with a rainbow flag, courtesy of the talents of Gilbert Baker. Time Magazine
reported that Baker began sewing banners for Gay Pride events after serving in the Vietnam War and created the rainbow flag on commission for the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade in 1978.
The rainbow represents the diversity of human life, and has six colors. Red represents life, orange represents healing, yellow represents sunlight, green represents nature, blue represents art, and violet represents the human spirit. Baker's flag will fly all over the world this month, but the rainbow has become an icon of the gay rights movement, and it's EVERYWHERE. Check out the photos below
NYC and Chicago-based Magnolia Bakery designed a Gay Pride Cupcake
for the month of June.
OREO put up this photo on its Facebook page Sunday, facing lots of support and lots of backlash, according to The Huffington Post UK
. What's your favorite photo? Did you attend any LGBT Pride events this month?
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