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pink/white/blue represents the gender binary and white people(?)

“Modern” rainbow flag: black and brown stripes with the rainbow. Is it that the rainbow did not include black and brown people?also why is race confounded with gay activism? I’m very supportive of black activism and gay rights, but they are by no means equivalent..

The black/brown/pink/blue/white arrow penetrating the rainbow. TRAs invading gay spaces using gender and claiming to speak for minorities.

Edit: I didn’t get into all of the other derivative flags, but of course they annoy me too. I don’t personally support anything other than the rainbow flag, which is supposed to be inclusive

pink/white/blue represents the gender binary and white people(?) “Modern” rainbow flag: black and brown stripes with the rainbow. Is it that the rainbow did not include black and brown people?also why is race confounded with gay activism? I’m very supportive of black activism and gay rights, but they are by no means equivalent.. The black/brown/pink/blue/white arrow penetrating the rainbow. TRAs invading gay spaces using gender and claiming to speak for minorities. Edit: I didn’t get into all of the other derivative flags, but of course they annoy me too. I don’t personally support anything other than the rainbow flag, which is supposed to be inclusive

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[–] legopants 29 points (+30|-1)

The last one you mentioned was ALLLLLL over the city near me. Everywhere. Black people's issues and gay people's have no relation to each other, and trans none with anything (assuming they ever had any genuine issues to begin with). If a black person is gay, they are in the lgb community because they're gay, not black, and them being black is a separate thing altogether. It makes absolutely no sense, and I don't understand why anyone in the world thought it was a good idea.

[–] NewMa 23 points (+23|-0) Edited

It's so stupid.

It's also offensive. As in I imagine a black person might think, "You have a stripe representing me on your flag but I don't want to be included on your flag; we have nothing in common. My race is not a sexuality or a gender identity."

It's like the precursor to the Rachel Dolezal flag.

[–] drdee 12 points (+12|-0)

I met someone a few weeks ago who was all about the 'updated' flag, and I did want to ask her 'so does that mean you didn't think gay people who aren't white were represented by the rainbow flag?'

[–] XX_Power surf and terf 5 points (+5|-0)

It's done to legitimize the trans issues. They love to attach themselves to actual social issues like parasites on a host organism. Basically the cross dressers watched women, gays and black people achieve so much! So they copied and appropriated their causes and well, it did work. They're now legally allowed in women's and children's spaces, they were successful beyond their wildest dreams!

Imagine telling a cross dresser in the 70s he'd be allowed in the women's shower. It's mind blowing.

[–] yikesforever 21 points (+21|-0)

The trans flag makes me laugh. They picked the most iconic colours of the gender binary... x'D

[–] Circles 2 points (+2|-0)

I was reading a lipstickalley thread pertaining to a trans issue, and someone raised an interesting observation:

The trans flag looks similar to some of the hospital blankets that they give babies in the maternity units.

I get that blue and pink are the stereotypical gender colors, but it really stuck out to me.

[–] Penthesilea 18 points (+18|-0)

Intersectionality — it looks progressive, but it actually waters down BOTH movements. Well, except in the trans case: then it acts as a parasite. Like the trans flags at the BLM protests and the incessant cries of “Black trans lives matter!” Yeah, who said they didn’t? You just want it to be about YOU.

[–] anushka 12 points (+12|-0)

also it's very america-centric lol

[–] PaperDelusions 5 points (+5|-0) Edited

Thanks for saying it! The stripes rapresenting black people are VERY USA centric.

[–] BlackCirce pain clare jones 11 points (+11|-0)

Instead of dealing with racism (real or perceived) in the gay rights community and movement some dude named Daniel Quasar added a sinister chevron in the colors of the trans pride flag (pink, white and light blue) and black and brown (representing, you guessed it black and brown people) to the iconic gay pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker. They call it the "progress flag" but no one knows what we are progressing to.

[–] DebraKadabra 6 points (+6|-0)

Some tweet I ran across the other day had it animated so it appeared to be penetrating and pushing out the actual rainbow. I am just floored at how foreboding and disrespectful the whole thing is.

[–] Alecto 5 points (+5|-0)

Your flairs resuscitate me. We are progressing to ruin, that's what.

[–] BlackCirce pain clare jones 12 points (+12|-0)

I’m glad that Mr. Baker didn’t live to see these fools ruin his beautiful flag. The beauty of it is it’s universality. It can be used in China, it can be used in Spain, it can be used in Saudi Arabia, it can be used anywhere gay men and lesbians exist. We used to call it simply the pride flag. Then they had to add that scary chevron that looks like it’s overtaking the rainbow. If the chevron is progressing, as they say, eventually the rainbow will be fully covered. Adding black and brown makes it so US specific. It wouldn’t make any damn sense in say Togo or Uganda. And the last thing the pride flag needs is pink for girls and blue for boys. That’s exactly what those of us who admire this flag are trying to escape. Sometimes my generation gives me a headache

but no one knows what we are progressing to.

To the right. By reinforcing gender and race.

[–] seashape 10 points (+10|-0)

The trans flag makes me feel nauseous, like walking down an aisle of 'new baby!' cards or something

[–] KissMyOvaries 10 points (+10|-0)

The black/brown stripes say “POC aren’t included in the rainbow”.

How very progressive. 🙄

[–] Turtlefuzz Flairy Godmother 3 points (+3|-0)

When you go outside and look at a rainbow, there is no black and brown.

Then again, this requires you to go outside, and most TRAs do not do this 😂

[–] kunt-vonnegut 7 points (+7|-0)

Heterosexual white men invading gay spaces using gender and claiming to speak for minorities. "Progress" my ass.

TRA ideoligy is made so obvious with their flag. You have a (blue) man in the top becoming a (pink) woman and then in the bottom you got a pink woman becoming a blue man. But the feminist are the ones perpetuating gender steriotypes.

[–] WholeGrain Archivist 5 points (+5|-0)

The hilarious thing about the black and brown stripes being added was that black people added them in Philadelphia to have people pay attention to race-based discrimination happening. And then. They took it and made it mainstream. "The black and brown stripes don't represent skin color" they claim, and yet the origins say otherwise.

Also people want to be credited with being the creators of a widely used flag so bad they forgot why they were made in the first place.

[–] EvaDemeter 5 points (+5|-0)

TRAs invading gay spaces using gender and claiming to speak for minorities.

Oh hot diggity, I hadn't looked at that one but you described it perfectly! Whoa that is one offensive flag, wtf?!? Oh, of course they think they're doing everyone a favor. I want a few colors redacted, where do I complain?

I've read on the most annoying people's twitter feeds that the white is for non-binary. I'll take that explanation, as I doubt this crowd would ever include white people willingly. Shrug emoji

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