In 1978 San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk tasked artist and activist Gilbert Baker with creating an emblem of the queer community. That’s how the rainbow flag was born. Each of the six (originally eight) colours in it has a meaning: Red represents #life ; orange is for #healing ; yellow is for #sunlight ; green is for #healing ; blue is for #harmony and purple is for #spirit
If you are interested you can read more about the history of the flag on @instylemagazine ‘s website. Thank you guys for the great article!