This US city has added two more colours to the Pride flag

The US city of Philadelphia has added two more colours to the world famous and iconic rainbow flag to include brown and black in a bid open up a conversation about racial inclusion in the LGBT+ community.

Gilbert Baker‘s iconic rainbow flag has had an addition made to it in the US city of Philadelphia. The organisers of the campaign have added the colours brown and black to the flag and used the hashtag #MoreColorMorePride to drive awareness around inclusivity in the LGBT+ community.



A statement on the campaign’s website says,

“In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker designed the original rainbow flag.

“An iconic symbol of LGBTQ+ unity. So much has happened since then. A lot of good, but there’s more we can do. Especially when it comes to recognizing people of color in the LGBTQ+  community. To fuel this important conversation, we’ve expanded the colors of the flag to include black and brown.

“It may seem like a small step. But together we can make big strides toward a truly inclusive community”.


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14 thoughts on “This US city has added two more colours to the Pride flag

  1. Well these new colours throw me, also why in America is it now LGBTQ, LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS, Why does​it need Queer put in, that’s quite a Horrid Word anyway

  2. Not needed.. the colours represent the inclusiveness of the community and honours the people within in regardless of race, ethnicity or gender… the flag represents the 7 traits of love….love is inclusive of ethnicity

  3. why do this? The rainbow flag has fine as it was, So silly, we all know the flag is inclusive, god this makes me mad, you just cant change a flag which has be around a long time.

  4. That is completely unnecessary. The point of the Pride flag is to represent us as a gay community. Every racial/ethnic group of people are represented by the Pride flag if they are gay/lesbian. There’s no need to change the Pride flag. We can have other ways of showing inclusivity.

  5. No no no. The flag is inclusive of everyone…you don’t see a white stripe there…so why do you need black and brown…totally unnecessary probably thought up by someone creating problems that aren’t there. #pointless

  6. I’m a POC of afro carribean extraction and I think this is silly. The pride current pride flag represents all races and all LGBT people. By all means create a new pride flag in the vein of the bear flag or the trans flag if you like but I don’t think there is any need for people of colour to be given their own stripes when no other races have one.

    And as for racism in gay communities, it exists. But i’m much more concerned with homophobia from members of my own family and people who look like me.

    1. Good point. There’s more to do but this adds division as like you said no other race gets their colour represented. I

  7. Oh for f88ks sake. It’s a rainbow flag – no one else’s colour is signified on the flag – why are you segregating people of colour – as a POC I find this insulting.

  8. Is it just me or does this actually seem divisive and actually exclusionary. It’s singly pointing out someone by their colour – rather than embracing, which is what the Rainbow flag is all about.

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