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Old 03-16-2006, 01:03 PM   #31
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This is the first time I've heard this. Wikipedia and a couple other sources cite 1978 as the first use of the rainbow flag as a gay pride flag (rainbow flags have represented several social movements over time). More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_flag

There also a short article at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/sc...nbow-flag.html that discusses the origin of the rainbow flag as a gay pride flag.

Thanks for the link. I had always heard the myth that the flag derived from "friends of Dorothy" . To which, it incorporates the stereotype thing that gay men love Judy Garland (I don't know if this is true or not, so please excuse my ignorance) , hense the rainbow (from Wizard of Oz,,, "somewhere over the rainbow."
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:36 PM   #32
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SeattleRedBear...thanks for clarifying this for me...since I had only heard this once I really did want to know if it was true. I found the articles interesting...especially the one from wikipedia.

Thanks again!
Randy Shilt's book Conduct Unbecoming tells about Gilbert Baker's creation of the Freedom Flag (Baker was an Army Draftee). Interesting reading.

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