Philadelphia has added black and brown stripes to Gilbert Baker’s 1978 rainbow flag to better recognize and include people of color in the LGBTQ+ community.
The website for the “More Color More Pride” campaign reads:
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.