LGBTQ Pride Month

Philadelphia's Pride Flag Has Two New Stripes, Making LGBTQ Pride Month Even More Inclusive

More color, more pride.

The rainbow Pride flag is a symbol of love, equality, and diversity. 

And the city of Philadelphia is making its flag even more inclusive by adding two new stripes to recognize LGBTQ people of color.

The initiative is part of the More Color, More Pride campaign, and sees a brown and a black stripe being added to the original rainbow design. 

The City of Philadelphia released a statement about the launch of the inclusive flag. It reads, "In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the original rainbow flag, an iconic symbol of LGBTQ+ unity. So much has happened since then. A lot of good, but there's more we can do, especially when it comes to recognizing people of color in the LGBTQ+ community. To fuel this important conversation, we've expanded the colors of the flag to include black and brown."

It added, "It may seem like a small step. But together we can make big strides toward a truly inclusive community."

As the More Color, More Pride campaign points out, LGBTQ people of color can sometimes be ignored or marginalized, even within the LGBTQ community. Furthermore, a shocking 80 percent of LGBTQ people killed are those of color, and they stand a greater chance of being the targets of hate crimes and poverty.

With the new stripes on the Pride flag, it will hopefully help create more awareness and a more loving environment for all.

(H/T: Hello Giggles)