Pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and stigma, is the idea that bolsters most LGBT rights movements.
The month of June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, in late June 1969. Many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. This is my effort to reflect my own Pride.
Originally a symbol of peace, the rainbow flag was adopted as a symbol of the LGBTQ pride movement. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with war, danger, strength, power, as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, and creativity.
Yellow is the color of sunshine. Yellow produces cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy.
Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety.
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, confidence, intelligence, and faith.
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, independence, mystery, and magic.