Learn Some Colourful Facts about the World Pride Flag

Every year June marks the onset of World Pride and seeks to celebrate and support the LGBT community. World Pride acts as a constructive stand against discrimination and strives to uphold the importance of equal rights and freedom. The first parade was held in New York June 28, 1970. It took place on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which was a three-day resistance against police discrimination. The rainbow flag waving proudly in all its glory has become a recognized symbol of world pride. It was created in 1976 by Gilbert Baker who was given the task of creating a representative symbol of the LGBT community. Although there have been various versions it is typically accepted that the flag has six colours. Here we will look at the significance for this important and beautiful symbol!


Red is significant of life which is fitting of its boldness and vivacity. It is a reminder that we all have one life and we should be able to live it choosing to love as we wish.


Orange is representative of healing and with this, there is an element of hope. Together we can learn from events of the past and try to work on never letting them repeat themselves.


Yellow is symbolic of sunlight and is meant to convey that you can be yourself without hiding in the shadows. Furthermore, it symbolizes that we all live under the same sun together.


Green represents nature and is a reminder of the world around us. We are all equal and part of one world together.


Blue stands for serenity and combines the indigo and turquoise shades that were in the original flag. It represents the desire for peace and harmony.


Violet conveys spirit which is an important part of the LGBT community and the World Pride celebrations. Together we can celebrate our LGBT community with spirit and pride.