Get in touch with gay friendly businesses all over Australia. The Rainbow Flag network gay friendly directory extends Australia wide covering all states and territories in Australia. Both the websites and our Rainbow print magazine is distributed throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, The Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. Please feel free to pick up a copy locally of our magazine and gay friendly directory guide and support our gay owned and gay friendly businesses around Australia.
Our gay friendly website is always being updated with all the latest goods & service providers around Australia. You’ll definitely be able to find that gay friendly local tradesman such as gay friendly plumbers, gay friendly electricians, or gay friendly accommodation. You’ll be confident when going into a shop or restaurant that their gay friendly. The rainbow flag is a symbol of gay pride, and is often called the gay pride flag in Australia. The Rainbow Flag Australia network, your local Australian owned gay directory. It’s all about Rainbow Pride.
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It was in the year 1978 Gilbert Baker designed the first rainbow flag. This was in response to activists for a symbol for the community. Gilbert Baker, then a young a San Francisco artist, designed the flag with eight stripes: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Gilbert Baker then dyed and sewed the material for the first flag himself.
Baker then approached a local company to mass-produce the flags he designed & found out that the “hot pink” wasn’t commercially available to purchase. The flag was quickly reduced to seven stripes. In November 1978, San Francisco’s lesbian, gay & bisexual community was shocked when the city’s first openly gay supervisor, Harvey Milk, was terribly assassinated. To show the gay community’s strength and solidarity in the aftermath of the tragedy, the Pride Committee decided to use the rainbow flag designed by Baker.
It was at this point the indigo stripe was eliminated so that the colours are divided evenly along the parade route – with three colours on one side and three on the other. It wasn’t long until the six colours were incorporated into a six-striped version. The flag has become an international symbol of pride and the diversity amongst the lgbti community. The Rainbow Flag colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple make it one of the most recognised flags displayed around the world.