According to a new national survey by Whitman Insight Strategies, has found that a majority of LGBT Americans don’t want a brown and/or black stripe added to the rainbow pride flag.
The poll, taken by 880 LGBT adults from around the United States, found that 58% oppose the new stripes.
The survey found that LGBT people of color narrowly agree with updating the flag, 52% to 48%
Researchers found that 58 percent oppose the new stripes, while 42 percent support them.
In n June 2017 the city of Philadelphia flew the flag with a brown and black stripe at City Hall and promoted the message “More color, more pride” in response to racial problems within the city. The change of the iconic rainbow flag created by artist Gilbert Baker at the request of Harvey Milk in 1978, received a lot of pushback and caused debate within the community. A debate that continues to rage on a year later.
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