In case you hadn’t guessed by all the websites that had turned their logos into rainbows, June was Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, but there’s controversy brewing inside the LGBT community that we would never have predicted. BuzzFeed is on it:
Poll finds gay men and older LGBT people are most opposed to a brown stripe in the pride flag to represent people of color https://t.co/KWszUXKDmx
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 1, 2018
Despite what you might think, that rainbow doesn’t represent everyone, or so some believe. They’re asking for a brown stripe to be added to represent LGBT people of color. And who could oppose that? According to a new poll, gay men and older LGBT people do.
Most LGBT Americans don’t want a brown and black stripe added to the rainbow pride flag, according to a new national survey. The poll found that gay men, whites, and baby boomers were most resistant to updating the flag in order to represent LGBT people of color — while younger and nonwhite LGBT people were more inclined to support the change.
Hmm … it certainly sounds like racism at work. If former Gov. Nikki Haley can remove the Confederate flag from Capitol grounds on charges that the flag celebrates racism, surely the LGBT community can work up a new flag, right?
There is no white stripe either https://t.co/jlti16eRXZ
— Hugh G. McLeod (@HughGMcLeod) July 2, 2018
Whom does the green stripe represent … gay leprechauns?
The whole point of the rainbow flag is to do abstraction of skin color. Has any millennial looked at a rainbow lately? There are no brown and black…. Oh wait did some really think that the red and yellow were for… You know orange isn't for people with bad tan, right? 🙄 https://t.co/BHb1z2QRG7
— Christian Lind (@aMusicVideoaDay) July 2, 2018
There is no brown in the rainbow you imbeciles.
— Green Bean! (@CMFL08) July 2, 2018
The flag has nothing to do with race, that's why. https://t.co/4C8PWmEtki
— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) July 2, 2018
people of color, they are now a sexuality …….. 🤨 https://t.co/LxmD4tJwn8
— Zombie Boronion (@Boronion) July 1, 2018
I'll always remember the day I came out as black. Mom started crying, dad left, it was a whole thing. https://t.co/jSRO0joDaO
— Danxx🇺🇸 (@MAGAKaiju) July 2, 2018
Um, because the LGBT flag is about sexual identity, not race. Also, stop trying to insert every single cause into every single other causes. Not every movement has to fold every other movement into itself. https://t.co/vDHQ5jX8Ke
— neontaster (@neontaster) July 2, 2018
We love you, @neontaster, but you’re missing out on all the fun of “intersectionality.” It’s all the rage among progressives and on college campuses.
This is why #intersectionality will turn everybody into "I'm more OPPRESSED than YOU" warring tribes.
— JB, wokechild of light⚡💣 (@strengthandcalm) July 2, 2018
— Westly Penny (@westlypenny) July 2, 2018
Throwing my hands up now. Is there anyone left who isn't a Nazi, commi, racist, fascist…etc? https://t.co/4wq5NhlrBk
— Johnny Haines (@panatitle) July 2, 2018
GP Welcome to the "STFU, you bigoted jerkfaces, your opinions don't matter anymore" club, gay men of a certain age! Pull up a chair and have a beer with us. https://t.co/1OIdCoDBIQ
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) July 2, 2018
When did we go from "we welcome EVERYONE" to "we must list every single group we welcome/approve of separately"?
It's so idiotic. You're always going to forget some oppressed category. Stop trying to list everyone. Just saying "we welcome ALL." https://t.co/wrDcoa9nsi
— Iona Italia (@IonaItalia) July 2, 2018
They should make a flag that contains every possible thing to ever possibly exist. It's the only way.
— James McAvoy (@JamesMcAvoy82) July 2, 2018
Rainbows signify white privilege. Flags represent patriarchy.
A black tarp is the only acceptable symbol. And it must be held while kneeling.
Get on it.
— Rosie's Martial Law (@DarnelSugarfoo) July 2, 2018
Speaking of pride, some think there’s a very good reason not to redo the flag and add a brown stripe.
That flag looks hideous, for one thing
— Paul (@32pll) July 2, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 10, 2018