I'll never forget the day my something-year-old grandmother grabbed a rainbow belt from the shelf at Spencer's, wrapped it around her waist, and shimmied her hips down the aisle. And although we don't really need any explanation now because rainbows feel inherently queer to many peoplethe original eight colors were chosen deliberately. Archived from the original on September 9, NBC News. Initially Athletic Director Hugh Yoshida said that the change was to distance the school's athletic program from homosexuality. October 1,
The blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only straight and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes bi. Oxford University Press. Berkeley Books. Victorian gay men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by openly gay author Oscar Wildewho often wore one on his lapel.
The blue and pink overlapping triangle symbol represents bisexuality and bi pride.