StampNews.com hurries to let our readers know that that PostNord has released two bright stamps presenting the familiar rainbow colours of the Pride flag in a heart. With this philatelic issue PostNord aims to raise awareness about – and honour the significance of – key concepts such as diversity and gender equality.
The history of the Pride flag colours
The world-famous rainbow flag was officially unveiled by artist Gilbert Baker in connection with the San Francisco Pride event in 1978, and before long the new flag had gained a strong following among the city's homosexual communities.
At that time, the flag – designed by artist and activist Gilbert Baker – featured eight colours, but since 1979 the number of coloured horizontal stripes has been reduced to six. The rainbow flag signals diversity within the LGBTQ movement, providing a rallying point for homosexual, bisexual, transgender and queer people, where each colour has a separate meaning.