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The LGBT community has adopted certain symbols for self-identification to demonstrate unity, prideshared values, and allegiance to one another. LGBT symbols communicate ideas, concepts, and identity both within their communities and to mainstream culture. The two most-recognized international LGBT symbols are the pink triangle and the rainbow flag.
But state officials, responding to a letter sent to top legislators, said the flag will remain flying for now. The effort to remove it was led by freshman Rep. Rowe of Trumbull.
Washington rejected the request in what some see as the latest sign that the Trump administration may be quietly abandoning the advancement of rights for gay and transgender people as a foreign policy imperative. The State Department has taken other steps that reflect its shift since the Obama administration days. The department has quietly eliminated the position of special envoy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights as a high-profile, stand-alone job. And it is creating a Commission on Unalienable Rights, which gay-rights groups fear is intended to narrow the scope of American advocacy.
The U. Although the pride flag can and is being flown elsewhere on embassy grounds, including inside embassies and on exterior walls, the decision not to allow it on the official flagpole stands in contrast to President Donald Trump's claim to be a leader in supporting LGBTQ rights overseas. Trump's administration has announced a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality overseas and this month issued a tweet and formal statement to "celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made.
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The rainbow flag, sometimes called 'the freedom flag', was popularized as a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT pride and diversity by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in The different colors symbolize diversity in the gay community, and the flag is used predominantly at gay pride events and in gay villages worldwide in various forms. For the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots, in in New York city, a mile-long rainbow flag was created and post-parade cut up in sections that have since been used around the world.
The ubiquity of it is inescapable. The flag became an official symbol of Cusco inbut its history may go deeper than that. As folk stories go, it is believed that the rainbow flags seen in Cusco today were also the flags of the Inca empire during their reign.
It goes back towhen the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag. Baker later revealed that he was urged by Harvey Milkone of the first openly gay elected officials in the U. Baker decided to make that symbol a flag because he saw flags as the most powerful symbol of pride. Baker and a team of volunteers had made them by hand, and now he wanted to mass-produce the flag for consumption by all.