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Newly designed Pride flag is far more inclusive for 2018

LGBTQ Pride Paris needs a flag reboot
LGBTQ Pride Paris needs a flag reboot

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Most products from the 1970’s — green bean jello, lettuce molds— don’t deserve a reboot. The rainbow Pride flag might be the lonely exception.

Portland designer Daniel Quasar recently launched a Kickstarter for his newly designed LGBTQ Pride flag.  Quasar has crafted a flag featuring multiple new colors, each representing a gender identity/sexual orientation, as well arrows, suggesting forward cultural movement.

“When the Pride flag was recreated in the last year to include both black/brown stripes as well as the trans stripes included this year, I wanted to see if there could be more emphasis in the design of the flag to give it more meaning,” Quasar explains on his Kickstarter page.

The new design

The new design

Image: Daniel quasar/kickstarter

The traditional LGBTQ pride flag, designed in 1978 by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, included 6 colors. Quasar decided to keep the original colors in deference to the flag’s history, and add others to modernize it for 2018. The half size stripes represent trans folks (light blue, light pink and white), marginalized People of Color (brown, black) as well as those affected by AIDS (black).

“The trans flag and marginalized community stripes were shifted to the Hoist of the flag and given a new arrow shape. The arrow points to the right to show forward movement, while being along the left edge…

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