Retrieved 16 January Arun Nevader via Getty Images. I have noticed that in Western Europe we use the flag red stripe up, while our colleagues in Eastern Europe use it the other way round. The flag is typically flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow. Labrys represents Lesbian feminism. InGilbert Baker of San Francisco designed and made a flag with six stripes representing the six colors of the rainbow as a symbol of gay and lesbian community pride.
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As can be read herehe kept doing so since then: Your eyes do not deceive you. In it was adopted by the World Fellowship of Buddhists to be a symbol of all forms of Buddhism around the world. Strange But True San Francisco: Over time, the flag was cut down to six colors. The whole collection can be viewed at Baker's website. The flag has been reinterpreted over the years by adding or modifying colors.
Retrieved June 4, The Captive ". The Guinness book of records. Lambda represents Gay Liberation. The choice of the rainbow in the form of a flag harkens back to the rainbow as a symbol of biblical promise. Israeli transgender and genderqueer. Over the last years the flag has gained popularity as a symbol.