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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Jul 1, 2018 5:28:22 PM
INTERSECTIONALITY: Anger as racist Gays demand NO BLACK on Pride flag

Plans to add black and brown stripes to the Pride flag to be more inclusive of POC hit the barriers today as RACIST GAYS refused to back the initiative. The most opposition came from gay men and those over 50, with both groups opposing the new stripes 70% to 30%. Additionally, white people opposed the change 62% to 38%. Meanwhile, the same survey found that Queer and trans people support the change 64% and 69%, respectively.

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/poll-finds-gay-men-and-older-lgbti-people-most-opposed-to-brown-stripe-in-the-pride-flag/

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YorenInTheNorth - 01 Jul 2018 19:18:05 (#1 of 174)

...but doesn't a rainbow flag (in principle) already cover all possible colours visible to the human eye?

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Jul 2018 19:28:18 (#2 of 174)

All the primary colours. Brown is a mixture of primary colours, whilst black is in fact not a colour but an absence of colour.

RosyLovelady - 01 Jul 2018 19:33:24 (#3 of 174)

Violet, orange and green aren't primary colours, unless the definition has been revised. And as for that indigo as it calls itself ...

waxwing - 01 Jul 2018 19:37:03 (#4 of 174)

As everyone knows, the colours of the rainbow are red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue.

Faraway - 01 Jul 2018 19:55:37 (#5 of 174)

Richard of York gained battles in vain.

Faraway - 01 Jul 2018 19:57:19 (#6 of 174)

I always think of black as a colour. You can get different shades of black. And different shades of white, on things such as cars and clothes.

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Jul 2018 20:01:47 (#7 of 174)

Violet, orange and green aren't primary colours, unless the definition has been revised



I said "all the primary colours", not "only the primary colours". But yeah you could argue that the yellow, cyan and purple set a precedent for inclusion of other non-primary colours.

mememe - 01 Jul 2018 20:27:00 (#8 of 174)

You can get different shades of black.

That's because they're not black.

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Jul 2018 20:29:29 (#9 of 174)

I wonder what the bdsm community have to say about the absence of even a single shade of grey.

Delighted_User - 01 Jul 2018 20:35:44 (#10 of 174)

Nobody seemed to notice when indigo was dropped. The flag's had six stripes for ages.

mememe - 01 Jul 2018 20:49:19 (#11 of 174)

The pride flag never had indigo in it.

mememe - 01 Jul 2018 20:50:15 (#12 of 174)

I am of course lying. It did have indigo in it, and it was taken out. I will remember why in a minute.

cozzer - 01 Jul 2018 20:50:17 (#13 of 174)

Indigo is a made up colour anyway.

SinnerBoy - 01 Jul 2018 20:51:05 (#14 of 174)

A Mister Jones invented it, by all accounts.

mememe - 01 Jul 2018 20:51:05 (#15 of 174)

I have remembered. It's so it works better when it is hung vertically.

Arjuna - 01 Jul 2018 20:51:24 (#16 of 174)

They need to make it like the US flag, keep the original stripes but add a corner bit with stars or whatever and add a new one any time a new group wants to get on board.

mememe - 01 Jul 2018 20:52:01 (#17 of 174)

It originally had pink in it too. It's shrunk from eight stripes to six.

YorenInTheNorth - 01 Jul 2018 20:55:00 (#18 of 174)

That's the same reason you don't use indigo wood for a ships mast.

cozzer - 01 Jul 2018 20:55:03 (#19 of 174)

A Mister Jones invented it, by all accounts.

Newton stuck it in there, because he was convinced there had to be seven colours.

Brunothecat - 01 Jul 2018 20:55:49 (#20 of 174)

Same colour as his kitten flap, apparently.

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