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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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[–] BlackCirce 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 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.