Fresno, California 2021-07-27 06:58:35 –
People still stop seeing and understanding the importance of the giant iconic rainbow flag in the Castro district. Created by the late Gilbert Baker in 1978. This flag was representative of all of the LGBTQ + community.
“Pink is sex, red is life, orange is healing, yellow is the sun, green is nature, turquoise is magic, blue is tranquility, purple is spirit. I think of these elements like everyone else. I like it. ” Gilbert died 30 days after the interview.
However, many transgender people do not equate it with the rainbow flag.
“In the late 1960s and early 70s, black and brown transgender people were at the forefront of the gay liberation movement. Within a few years, they were soon expelled from the gay liberation movement and gay whites. It was an exercise, “explained Jupiter Peraza in the transgender district of San Francisco.
The flag that many say to represent everyone in the LGBTQ + community is called the progress pride flag. Rainbow colors remain, but black and brown, and transgender people are represented in different colors.
“I want to feel accepted when I see the flag,” said Ivory Smith, also in the transgender district.
Some people in San Francisco’s Castro LGBTQ cultural district say it may be time to switch the rainbow flag to a progress pride flag on Market Street and Castro Street, where the rainbow flag is commemorated.
“The flag itself is a symbol of pride, the right to love and hope,” said Kathy Amendra, a community activist who offers gay culture tours. She opposes changing the flag.
“This is not progress, it is cultural eradication,” she added.
The Castro LGBTQ Cultural District invites the general public to participate. They do a community survey on their Facebook page.
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