Prejudiceviolence. And although we don't really need any explanation now because rainbows feel inherently queer to many peoplethe original eight colors were chosen deliberately. Soon after, Baker and his pals hand-dyed and sewed the first rainbow flag. The demand was greater than the available fabric, so the Paramount Flag Company began selling this version of the flag, as did Gilbert Baker, who had trouble getting hot pink fabric. December 26, Inspired by Black Hand extortion methods of Camorra gangsters and the Mafia some gay and lesbian activists attempted to institute "purple hand" as a warning to stop anti-gay attacks, but with little success.
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Noting that queer people of color are often not fully included in the LGBT community, the city of Philadelphia added two colors — black and brown — to the Pride flag in their honor.