Flag Designer: Gilbert Baker

Original Rainbow Flag Color Meaning

  • Hot Pink: Sexuality
  • Red: Vitality
  • Orange: Healing
  • Yellow: Sunlight
  • Green: Nature
  • Turquoise: Magic or Art
  • Indigo: Harmony
  • Violet: Spirit

Hot Pink was removed in because of lack of accessible fabric dye

Turquoise was removed to make the flag more symmetrical

Date Created: June, 1978

Location Created: San Francisco, USA


Grovier, K. (2016, June 15). The history of the rainbow flag. BBC – Culture, p. Web. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160615-the-history-of-the-rainbow-flag

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