Annual Sonoma County Pride Flag Raising

Old Courthouse Square

June 1

11:00 — 11:30am

Old Courthouse Square

Come out (or join us on our live stream) as Sonoma County Pride kicks off Pride Month as we raise the Pride Flag on top of Rosenberg Building at the corner of Mendocino Ave & 4th St.

We will meet on Old Courthouse Square @ 11 am - a select few will be able to join us as we make our way to the top of the Rosenberg Building to kick off Pride month with Sonoma County's largest Pride flag! - We will also be streaming this event live on Facebook.
A little history of the Pride flag: The Pride flag was first introduced in 1978 by a man named Gilbert Baker. He was approached by the San Francisco Pride committee to come up with a new symbol to represent their fight for equal rights. After much deliberation, he decided on a rainbow, for its representation of diversity and of acceptance. Since then, the rainbow flag has become an internationally recognizable symbol for the gay rights movement. It is associated with love, tolerance, and peace.

In 2018 Daniel Quasar design the iconic Progress Pride flag, which added a five-striped chevron to the left side of the flag representing LGBTQ+ people of color and the trans community. (Quasar’s design, in turn, was an update to the city of Philadelphia’s 2017 Pride flag, which added black and brown stripes above the six rainbow stripes.)

Recently Vecchietti’s rendition, a purple circle superimposed over a yellow triangle has been added to the chevron on the left half of Quasar’s design — an homage to the popular 2013 intersex flag designed by Australian bioethicist and researcher Morgan Carpenter.

The intersex community uses the colors purple and yellow as an intentional counterpoint to blue and pink, which have traditional.


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