Show your Pride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall Inn Riots
Sometimes it only takes a spark. For the LGBT movement, that spark began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Patrons of the bar, sick of oppressive tactics of NYC police, fought back against harassment and arrests during a raid of the establishment, spurring several nights of protests and battles between the gay and lesbian community and NYC police officers. This moment gave birth to the modern gay rights movement and parades and celebrates on or around this date every year. This June we celebrate the 50-year anniversary as World Pride comes to New York. So don’t forget to buy flags to represent and commemorate the occasion. Rainbow or Pride flags are easily recognizable during this time of year and any time of year to signify a welcoming place for the entire LGBT community. For greater perspective on the Stonewall Riots, check out this video from the New York Daily News.
- Adopted: 1978
- Colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet
In 1978, Gilbert Baker, a gay activist in San Francisco, at the behest of friend and politician Harvey Milk, designed the current flag consisting of six stripes -- red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet -- to represent the diversity of the LGBT community. The flag and various forms of it have been popular ever since.
World Pride will be celebrated throughout the month of June culminating in a slew of events during the final week. We have plenty of rainbow flags, but if you are looking for a flag celebrating a specific part of the LGBTQIA community, please let us know so we can help you acquire it in time for this year’s festivities.