gay flag in Space

The rainbow flag has gone to new heights – so high it’s actually in space!

CREDIT: Planting Peace / YouTube

 

A US based non-profit group, Planting Peace, has launched a rainbow pride flag into space in order to spread the message of peace. The group announced that they wanted to declare space as a gay friendly place, “in a peaceful, beautiful way”.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube and shows a Pride flag, the internationally recognised symbol of LGBT+ pride being launched into space attached to a high altitude weather balloon.

 

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The non-profit group said,

“The primary purpose of this declaration is to support the ongoing fight for the fundamental human rights of our LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer] family, moving us closer to a universal understanding that all people deserve to live freely and love freely without fear and discrimination.”