Bush had just been reelected thanks to an aggressive anti-gay marriage campaign. The new gay network seemed like a godsend to many in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Logo has seen a 20 percent spike in ratings since last year alone.
Other older uses of rainbow flags include a symbol of peace. While this use of the rainbow flag originated in San Franciscoit is now used worldwide. Originally devised by artist Gilbert Bakerthe design has undergone several revisions since its debut infirst to remove colors then restore them based on availability of fabrics.
One reaction has been to bemoan the news and call Logo a traitor for walking out on its community. But given the current state of Logo's programming, the decision just may be a blessing in disguise for the gay rights movement. None of Logo's upcoming series include gay characters in "lead" roles, according to a press release announcing coming programming changesfirst revealed by Queerty.
When I was in middle school, my sister and I ripped open wrapping paper one Christmas morning to reveal matching periwinkle sweatshirts from my aunt. Though I recognized the new pieces of clothing as prestigious and special, I almost never wore my sweatshirt to school in southeastern Massachusetts. If I had, I knew that I would immediately be made fun of, followed around the halls with finger-pointing and incessant taunting.
Gilbert Baker at the Stockholm Pride Parade with a feet-long flag. But why rainbows, of all symbols? Why not other color combinations?
Logo TV often shortened to Logoand stylized as Logo. Launched init was originally aimed primarily at LGBT viewers, but in it shifted its focus towards general cultural and lifestyle programming. As of Januaryapproximately 50 million households receive Logo.
LGBT Pride parades are famous the world over for their exuberant yet message-driven theme. Part celebration, part march for equal rights, the parades are often distinguished by lively participants who brandish colorful flags, symbols and signs. But what does each color of the pride flag represent?
It goes back towhen the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag. Baker later revealed that he was urged by Harvey Milkone of the first openly gay elected officials in the U. Baker decided to make that symbol a flag because he saw flags as the most powerful symbol of pride. Baker and a team of volunteers had made them by hand, and now he wanted to mass-produce the flag for consumption by all.
The organization has a number of legislative initiatives as well as supporting resources for LGBTQ individuals. HRC is an umbrella group of two separate non-profit organizations and a political action committee : the HRC Foundation, a c 3  organization that focuses on research, advocacy and education; the Human Rights Campaign, a c 4  organization that focuses on promoting lesbiangaybisexualtransgenderand queer LGBTQ rights through lobbying Congress and state and local officials for support of pro-LGBTQ bills, and mobilizing grassroots action amongst its members; and the HRC Political Action Committeea super PAC which supports and opposes political candidates. Steve Endeanwho had worked with a previously established Gay Rights National Lobby fromestablished the Human Rights Campaign Fund political action committee in