World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Gay pride flag of South Africa

GLBTI Association of South Africa
Use Other
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 2010 (public launch)
2012 (heraldic registration)
Design Rectangular flag proportion 2:3 the field divided horizontally into six equal bands of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, surmounted horizontally from the hoist of a white pall in umbra the edge to the hoist in black[1]
Designed by Eugene Brockman

The gay pride flag of South Africa is a gay pride symbol that aims to reflect the freedom and diversity of the South African nation and build pride in being an LGBT South African.[2][3][4][5] It was registered as the flag of the GLBTI Association of South Africa in 2012 and is not an official national symbol of South Africa.


  • Design 1
  • Launch 2
  • Registration 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Flag flying at Cape Town Pride 2014

Designed by Eugene Brockman,[6][7] the flag is a hybrid of the LGBT rainbow flag and the South African national flag launched in 1994 after the end of the apartheid era.[8] Brockman said "I truly believe we (the GLBT community) put the dazzle into our rainbow nation and this flag is a symbol of just that".[2] The stated purposes of the flag include celebrating legal same-sex marriage in South Africa and addressing issues such as discrimination, homophobia and the corrective rape hate crime.[9]


Giant flag at Soweto Pride 2012, with participants protesting against violence against lesbians

The flag was launched on 18 December 2010 at the Mother City Queer Project costume party which is held annually and took place that year at the new Cape Town Stadium.[2][3]


On 20 July 2012, the flag was registered at South Africa's Bureau of Heraldry as a heraldic flag representing the GLBTI Association of South Africa.[1][7][10] It is not an official national symbol per se, and not necessarily the only South African version of the LGBT rainbow flag.[11]

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.