Rainbow flag – level 2
The rainbow flag is the symbol of LGBTQ people. LGBTQ people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer pride. Today, it seems that the flag is everywhere, but this was not always the case.
In 1978, an openly gay artist, Gilbert Baker, designed the first rainbow flag. He loved flags, and he thought that they were very powerful.
People could see the first rainbow flag at the Gay Freedom Day parade in San Francisco, California. It quickly became very popular not only in the city but in all the world. The flag had eight stripes of different colors, but the design changed more times, and different people preferred different flags.
Nowadays, some people prefer a flag which also has a brown and black stripe. They show that people of all color were very important in the history of the LGBTQ community.
Difficult words: transgender (a person who feels to be a man but he was born as a woman, and the opposite way), queer (different from what is usual), pride (when somebody is happy with what he did or who he is).
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