A short history of the ally's accessory
Did you hear? On the last day of June, a month filled with Pride celebrations the world over, Germany finally legalized same-sex marriage! We're over here celebrating!
In honor of the occasion, we're listing a few of our favorite rainbow accessories – a great way to show your support for the LGBTQ community. It's funny: until I wrote this, I had no idea that the rainbow used on the official Pride flag was different than the old standard, Roy G Biv. But in reading the history of the rainbow flag, I discovered that the original rainbow flag, which first appeared in San Francisco in 1978, had eight colors. Designed by Gilbert Baker, the flag's eight stripes stood for a unique component of the gay community:
Hot pink = sex
Red = life
Orange = healing
Yellow = sun
Green = nature
Turquoise = the arts
Indigo = harmony
Violet = spirit
A few years after its debut, the Rainbow Flag eliminated hot pink and turquoise, although in recent years, the eight-striped flag has returned. Whether you prefer your rainbow with six or eight bars, with these rainbow accessories, there's a wealth of ways to show you're an ally.
Personally, I'm a fan of the rainbow hot pants but Asos also carries both a sweet t-shirt and a fun dress in rainbow colors. How about shoes – whether you're a Gucci, adidas (which has a limited edition rainbow sneaker collection called the Pride Pack!) or a Vans fan, there's something out there for you. And don't forget your lapel pin!