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Woman Puts Up 10,000 Rainbow Lights To Defy Homophobic Neighbor

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.07.2016 | Queer Voices

More support for the LGBTQ community has come to light. Lexi Magnusson, 34, covered her lawn in 10,000 rainbow Christmas lights after her neighbor ope...

Why Donald Trump Unfurled An Upside Down Rainbow Flag Onstage

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.01.2016 | Queer Voices

In one of the more bizarre moments of his campaign ― but likely among the most calculated events this week ― Donald Trump unfurled a large rainbow...

Neighbor Lashes Out At Family For Hanging Rainbow Flag In Honor of Orlando Victims

Allison Hope | Posted 09.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

Melinda and Kelly Person were excited to buy their first home as a family three years ago. They have created many happy memories in their house in Gui...

Apple Just Unveiled A Rainbow Flag Emoji For Fall 2016

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Apple unveiled over 100 new “gender diverse” emojis Monday, but there’s one in particular that stands out for us. A rainbow flag emoji for LGBT...

Did The Savior Just Walk Across The Atlantic, And Is This Her Sandal?

Jarid Manos | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

A girl's rubber sandal stood out in the beach wrack, that pile of sexily-reeking sargassum and other decaying sea plants, creatures and things heaved up onto the South Florida shoreline by the restless Atlantic Ocean. The rainbow canvas foot strap with the SAVIOR patch was frayed and twisted.

Rainbow Appears Over Orlando Nightclub, Creates Symbolic Moment

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Good News

Orlando residents took to Twitter to share photos of a rainbow over Pulse Nightclub. Following a rainstorm on Tuesday, a rainbow appeared over the pop...

The Pitti Uomo 90 Diaries: From a Magical Night to a Day to Remember the Victims in Orlando

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

Palazzo Pitti photographed for Pitti Immagine by Vanni Bassetti Florence is one of the most welcoming cities in the world. It's not just its perfect ...

Rainbow Flags Burned Outside North Carolina Church After Law Controversy

The News And Observer | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices

The burning of two rainbow flags outside a rural church this weekend was personal for James and Brent Denisar-Green. The Durham couple had carried t...

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

Despite Rainbow Flag Thefts, This Church Is Still Devoted To The LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Parishioners at Texas's Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church are steadfast in their decision to fly a rainbow flag, despite that it's been ripped do...

Symbolically, LGBTQs Are More Than a Rainbow

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

A stand-up comedian that I work with from time-to-time once asked: When did gays get the rainbow? Interesting question, although I'm not entirely sure we "have it." It's not like anyone buys a box of Lucky Charms and thinks the leprechaun is LGBTQ.

Reno Removes Rainbow Flag From City Hall After Controversy

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno's decision to temporarily replace the Stars and Stripes with a rainbow didn't fly with some locals. The American flag was low...

Oklahoma Run 'N' Gun Biathlon Use Rainbow Flag Target To Promote Event

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The organizers of an Oklahoma biathlon have sparked the ire of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community come after using a rainbow ...

People Are Co-opting The Confederate Flag Conversation To Promote Anti-Gay Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The recent conversation surrounding the Confederate flag has inspired some anti-gay pundits to call for the removal of the rainbow flag, traditionally...

Is It Too Late to Reclaim the Rainbow Pride Flag?

Jonathan Doucette | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...