Manchester Pride 2019 adopts Pride flag with black and brown stripes

via PinkNews

Manchester Pride has chosen an official flag which includes black and brown stripes alongside the original rainbow.

The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival will use a design with eight stripes which was originally flown outside Philadelphia’s City Hall in 2017, instead of Gilbert Baker‘s classic flag.

Mark Fletcher, the chief executive of Manchester Pride—which will run from August 23-26—said in a statement to PinkNews: “We have seen that the iconic rainbow must adapt to reflect the modern society that we live in.

“A lot has happened but there is still a long way to go, especially in the recognition of people of colour in the LGBT+ community,” he continued.

“To highlight the importance of this we’ve decided to adopt the eight stripe flag created by the city of Philadelphia, USA as part of our logo.”

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