Bil Browning

A Nifty Solution

Filed By Bil Browning | August 07, 2011 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: gay pride, Kansas, LGBT civil rights, nifty solution

After police refused to let Kansas activists hold pride flags at a recent rally citing rules against flagpoles, one innovative gay man decided to beat them at their own game. For this weekend's equality rally, he got the biggest flags he could and left the sticks behind.


(Hat tip to Projector Sarah. Photo via Thomas Witt/Kansas Equality Coalition.)

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Om Kalthoum | August 7, 2011 4:49 PM

Sweet. I especially like the inclusion of the U.S. flag.

A much better solution than replacing the little individual flagpoles with inflated condoms -- although the condoms might have been more amusing.

P.S. The big Rainbow Flag shown here is a collector's item, for sure! It has eight stripes, including a cyan stripe near the middle and a hot pink stripe across the bottom (actually, the hot pink properly goes across the top; the flag shown here, technically speaking, is being held upside-down).

According to an article in Wikipedia, this version of the Gay Pride Flag was discontinued about 1979. Gee, learn something new every day.

As an after-thought, maybe flying the flag upside-down in Kansas is appropriate -- if I were LGBT in Kansas, I would be in distress, too.

I recall hearing that it was discontinued due to the difficulty of manufacturing the hot pink and teal colors.

BigGayJason | August 8, 2011 5:23 PM

Yes indeed the ginormous rainbow flag is a collectors item with value added to boot. It was originally a part of a flag that stretched across Key West in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. It has been signed by Gilbert Baker the inventor of the pride flag and is numbered. It is also signed by Lt. Dan Choi.

Perfect example of Kansas' Klueless Kulture - one of many reasons I left that hell-hole, and will NEVER set foot in it again. I've gone so far as to tell prospective employers that I had to refuse their offer because: a. for someone working on a MS/IT their compensation was pathetic, and b. it's in Kansas. Any state that would elect Sam Brownback governor and continues to tolerate the existence of the WBC within its borders deserves to be avoided like the plague.