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Is It Too Late to Reclaim the Rainbow Pride Flag?

Jonathan Doucette | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Doucette

While other symbols have waxed and waned in popularity, the rainbow flag certainly has staying power. Above and beyond the radical origins of the flag, however, one force more than all others has worked to cement the rainbow flag as the symbol for the gay rights movement: capitalism.

The Intersection of Queer and Gay -- And Straight?

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Lewis DeSimone

A neighborhood isn't just a plot of land. It's a culture. And changing that is a lot harder -- and a lot less defensible -- than repainting your walls or planting different flowers in the yard.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

When I was a kid growing up in Kenya, I imagined that one day I would step out of the closet and find a sense of brotherhood and belonging in the beautiful, rainbow flag-waving LGBT community. But the reality differed a great deal from my dreams.

Detained By Police...For A Rainbow Flag?

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — A gay Russian protester has been detained for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometow...

Poll Finds Conservative Americans Are MORE Offended By Rainbow Flag Than Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

A new poll released this week points to troubling public perception surrounding the rainbow flag, historically understood as a symbol of the lesbian, ...

WATCH: Students Don Confederate Flags In Alleged Anti-Gay Statement

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Two 16-year-old students are up in arms because school officials suspended the pair for wearing Confederate flags as clothing on the grounds of their ...

LOOK: Is This University's Rainbow Flag Unpatriotic?

Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

A student group at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has sparked controversy by displaying a star-spangled version of the rainbow flag. As ...

Dr. King's Dream Includes LGBT People

John Becker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

At the rally that preceded the march, speaker after speaker stood up and declared that the push for LGBT equality is a part of the broader civil rights movement.

I'm The Librarian With the Rainbow on Her Wrist

Roz Warren | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Wearing a rainbow bracelet is an easy way to let LGBT folks, especially LGBT kids, know you've got their back. I work in a public library, a place where every kid should feel safe and supported. So, when I heard about Matt's wristbands two year ago, I sent away for one.

Lawmaker Proposes Gay Rainbow Flag Ban In Louisiana

Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices

A Louisiana city councilman has proposed banning the rainbow flag from being flown on government property after receiving complaints from local vetera...

Gay Man Says He Was Forced To Remove Rainbow Flag From Property

Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A Florida-based gay man says he's been asked to display his rainbow flag in the back of his property after it was removed. Dave Armstrong tells WP...

Controversy Erupts Over San Francisco's Famous Rainbow Flag

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.23.2012 | San Francisco

Controversy has erupted in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro District over the management of its historic rainbow flag, igniting tensions throughout the di...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Gilbert Baker, The Creator Of The Rainbow Flag

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices

Thanks to Gilbert Baker, LGBT people have the rainbow flag as their symbol of pride. "The rainbow is a part of nature and you have to be in the rig...

Richard Noble, a Man You Should Know

David Duran | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Richard Noble reflects on his journey of being the first "out" gay man to walk across the country, covering 10 states and more than 2,700 miles in 15 months.

Rainbow Christ Prayer Honors LGBT Spirituality

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 08.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

I wrote the following Rainbow Christ Payer with gay theologian Patrick Cheng for LGBT Pride Month. The prayer matches the colors of the rainbow flag with the seven models of the queer Christ. Each color also corresponds with a universal spiritual principle in LGBT history and culture.

18 Surprising Facts About Pride

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Did you know that the Mafia owned the Stonewall Inn when the famous riots took place in 1969? Or that there were originally eight stripes on the Rainb...

Geri-ism #1: The Rainbow

Geri Jewell | Posted 12.09.2011 | Gay Voices
Geri Jewell

Just as the rainbow forgives the storm that it follows, giving us hope, let this phenomenon give us the inspiration to never give up on our dreams!

No Respect for the Gay and Lesbian Traveler

Matthew Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matthew Long

I do not understand why the hospitality industry does not do a better job of marketing to GLBT audiences. Drop the rainbow flags and instead educate your staffs.

Burned Rainbow Flag Found At LGBT Center

Gothamist | [1] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Yesterday staff at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan were greeted by a burned rainbow flag hanging outside as the...

Harvey Milk Lives -- in Albany

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Handsome, dedicated, and driven, Micah is the disabled with cerebral palsy, Jewish progressive, openly bisexual, who represents a swath of Manhattan's Upper East Side.