Interesting Facts and LGBTQ Flag Meaning

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The LGBTQ flag is also known as the Rainbow flag.

Other common names of the LGBTQ flag is Gay Pride Flag and LGBT Pride Flag.

The letters LGBTQ in the LGBTQ flag stand for the sexual orientation – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and QUeer.

What is the Meaning of LGBTQ Flag – Why the Different Colors?

The different colors in the LGBTQ flag stand for the diversity in the LGBTQ community. It is colorful to signify vibrancy in the LGBTQ community.

The first use of the LGBTQ flag was reported in San Francisco, California (USA). However, now, it symbolizes the LGBTQ community around the world. 

The original LGBTQ flag was first used on June 25, 1978, during celebrations at the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco. 

The original LGBTQ flag was designed by Gilbert Baker, a gay activist who has previously served in the US army.

The original LGBTQ flag has since gone through several iterations.


The original LGBTQ flag has 8 colored stripes.

Now, the 6-color stripe version is used to signify solidarity among the members of the LGBT community.

Other LGBTQ flags symbols also exist, but the multicolored flag is now the widely accepted flag.

Greek letter lambda (λ) and the pink triangle were also used as symbols to signify the LGBTQ community.

Other versions of the LGBTQ+ flag still exist. We will share details about them in another article. 

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