Monday, June 17, 2013

More Pride Month Photography


Photographing Pride Month in New York City




Happy June! Summer is just around the corner, and so is Pride Week. As many are preparing for this year's Pride events, I'd like to share with you a few more of the images I've taken at Pride and LGBT related events, and not only.

Oh, and one cannot talk about Pride or LGBT community without talking about the rainbow flag, created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978.


Rainbow Flag. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Rainbow Flag. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Red (& other colors of the rainbow) balloons and marchers in yellow t-shirts start walking in NYC Pride. Photo by Alina Oswald
First in Pride. Red (& other colors of the rainbow) balloons and marchers in yellow t-shirts start walking in NYC Pride. Photo by Alina Oswald

Marchers Carry the Rainbow Flag in NYC Pride Parade. Photo by Alina Oswald.
Marchers Carry the Rainbow Flag in NYC Pride Parade. Photo by Alina Oswald.


Did you know that rainbow means hope?

Did you know that the original rainbow flag had wight colors?

Pink for Sexuality.
Red for Life.
Orange means Healing.
Yellow, Sun.
Green for Nature.
Turquoise for Magic and Art.
Indigo for Serenity and Harmony.
Violet is for Spirit.



The rainbow flag is best known nowadays in its six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, and violet. Sometimes one may spot the rainbow flag sporting a seventh color--black, to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS. The black stripe will be removed once an AIDS cure will be available.



As always, thanks for stopping by!
Happy Pride!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer
Author of JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A Biography of AIDS

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