They wear it. They put it on their cars. The Rainbow Flag is the symbol of the international Gay Pride movement and will be prominent fixture in Gay Pride parades and festivals this weekend across the country and in Chicago. But how and why did it come to be? In , the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade commissioned Baker to come up with a new symbol that could be used year after year. That really fit us as a people because we are all of the colors.
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22 Incredible Photos Of LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Over The Decades
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By Matt Flegenheimer and Vivian Yee. The revelers carried handmade signs and rainbow flags, screeching noisemakers and fussy children. A familiar chant — at least before the coda — wafted over 41st Street in Midtown Manhattan. It was no longer a plea, but a celebration. If even a typical pride parade can blur the lines between friend and stranger, the proceedings on Sunday assumed the feel of a large-scale wedding reception, uniting graying activists, fledgling families and party seekers in a historic moment that all seemed keenly aware they occupied.