The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to fly the controversial “The Progress Pride Flag ” instead of the original Pride flag designed by Gilbert Baker at the request of Harvey Milk.
The motion by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Lindsey Horvath directed the county’s Internal Services Department to raise “the Progress Pride Flag at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration and Los Angeles County facilities where the American and California flags are displayed during the month of June, while we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month this year and every year moving forward.”
Daniel Quasar created the Progress Pride Flag in only 2018 as a reimagination of the original 1970s symbol. It includes black and brown stripes representing marginalized and diverse communities of color, community members lost to HIV/AIDS as well as those living with that disease. The new colors’ chevron shapes evoke “a need for forward movement,” according to the motion.
Split opinions by the community on the “Progressive Pride Flag” as made it a tough sell. Arguments against it range from “The original Pride Flag covered everyone.”to “The Progressive Pride flag is just so damn ugly.“
And it is.
2 thoughts on “Los Angeles Ditches Gilbert Baker’s PRIDE Flag for Progressive Pride Flag in 2023”
I concur with the dissenters—“too damn ugly.”
sad sad sad.
I just don’t understand trying to make the flag something it was not supposed to be.
Come up with a totally new design if you want – instead of mashing up everything all together.
The LGBT Pride flag (there was no Q back then) is supposed to represent ALL OF US and harmony.