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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.

Contents

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

Design

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]

Launch

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]

Registration

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

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