Rainbow balloons for Pride Day
Time to celebrate the LGBTQI+ pride
This June marks the 51st celebration of Pride Month – a time when millions of people come together in support of the LGBTQI+ community. Today is the Global Pride Day that commemorates the Stonewall riots, which began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, after police raided a gay club called the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Similar raids on gay-friendly businesses had been occurring for decades but this incident was one of the first times when the patrons fought back, leading to the modern gay rights movement.
To mark this day, we are showing the colourful balloons that depict the colours of the Rainbow Flag – the symbol of LGBTQI+ pride. The first rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978. Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky. He dyed and sewed the bands together himself. This flag had two colours, Pink and Violet, which were later dropped out in 1998 by Baker himself for the purpose of functionality. The current flag has six colours comprising red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and lilac. These colours reflect both the immense diversity and the unity of the LGBTQI+ community.
Here's hoping that the world will soon accept love and lovers without discrimination. Happy Pride Day!