It is thought that the wearing of bandanas by gay men originated in San Francisco after the Gold Rushwhen, because of a shortage of women, men dancing with each other in square dances developed a code wherein the man wearing the blue bandana took the male part in the square dance, and the man wearing the red bandana took the female part these bandanas were usually worn around the arm or hanging from the belt or in the back pocket of one's jeans [ citation needed ]. On February 28,Australian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz objected to the rainbow flag being displayed in the Department of Finance   on the grounds that government departments should take a neutral stand on political debates. After the assassination of gay San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk on November 27,demand for the rainbow flag greatly increased. The hanky code was widely used in the s by gay and bisexual men. Moreover, when we lost the pink, we lost the symbol for our sexual liberation.
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Wikipedia pending changes protected pages Use mdy dates from June All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Commons category link is on Wikidata. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 8 January Marc Pasquin26 October The rainbow flag has become the easily-recognized colors of pride for the gay community. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved September 23, Dubbed "25Rainbow Sea to Sea" the project entailed Baker again working with teams of volunteers but this flag utilized the original eight colors and measured one and a quarter miles 2. Archived from the original on July 21,
Archived from the original on July 21, In San Francisco, the signs began appearing around Retrieved June 30, Over the last years the flag has gained popularity as a symbol. Inthe rainbow flag came to nationwide attention in the United States after John Stout sued his landlords and won when they attempted to prohibit him from displaying the flag from his West HollywoodCaliforniaapartment balcony. Articles that may contain original research from December All articles that may contain original research Articles with obsolete information from December All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Articles with multiple maintenance issues All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April InGilbert Baker of San Francisco designed and made a flag with six stripes representing the six colors of the rainbow as a symbol of gay and lesbian community pride.