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To think the current rainbow trend is NOT erasing LGBT?

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JacobReesMogadishu Sun 24-May-20 20:55:13

Just seen a tiktok video where a lesbian is saying the pride flag belongs to lgbt and that if a child accidently draws a rainbow with 6 colours instead of 7 or someone hangs a pride flag up instead of drawing a curved rainbow then it’s stealing their culture and erasing them.

I’ve only seen one or two pride flags hung up in places where I’m fairly sure they’re signalling nhs support rather than lgbt support. Most of the time it’s actual rainbows. Can’t say I’ve counted the colours to make sure the poor kids have done all 7!

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MrsPeacockInTheLibrary Sun 24-May-20 21:02:06

It belongs to God. Or nature, if you're an atheist.

Brahumbug Sun 24-May-20 21:03:37

Rainbows only have six colours anyway. Physics doesn't recognize seven.

Chickychoccyegg Sun 24-May-20 21:05:01

I knew it would be no time until lgbt jumped on the rainbow thing... utterly stupid, rainbows belong to everyone smile

RainbowMum11 Sun 24-May-20 21:06:07

Oh for goodness sake - rainbows have been used to symbolise many things over the years, it isn't owned by the LBGT community, nor does it decrease its meaning for that community.

IhateBoswell Sun 24-May-20 21:07:49

How utterly silly. I don't think 'LBGT' when I see a rainbow 🌈

Pixiefringe Sun 24-May-20 21:10:00

The rainbow never belonged to LGBT, never will.

YeahWhatevver Sun 24-May-20 21:10:10

The LGBT Community stole it from the leprechauns first.

What, goes around comes around


Veterinari Sun 24-May-20 21:14:05

Isn't the whole point of the rainbow symbol to illustrate an inclusive spectrum of people?

It's not very inclusive if it only represents some people is it....,

Branster Sun 24-May-20 21:15:52

I didn’t even know there were 2 types of rainbows with 6 or 7 colours!

OneForMeToo Sun 24-May-20 21:15:56

So are we taking back our boarders and our rainbows now 🧐😂 🌈

Rainbows are rainbows they existing before humans they belong to everyone and no one.

RandomNameGenerator2020 Sun 24-May-20 21:17:13

You can't own a fucking rainbow. They are like cats.

KingOfDogShite Sun 24-May-20 21:17:25

Some people can be complete twats ey.

IHateCoronavirus Sun 24-May-20 21:19:40

I also don’t think LGBT when I see a rainbow unless the context of it suggests LGBT, for example during Pride. 🤷‍♀️

BeyondDreamsOfBeyondFourWalls Sun 24-May-20 21:24:52

S'not even accurate - since the LGBTQIA rainbow now includes black and brown stripes, as well as a pink, white and baby blue triangle.

Mistymonday Sun 24-May-20 21:24:59

Rainbows aren’t owned by anyone, nor are clouds or raindrops. Someone needs to wind their neck in!

NaturalCleaningParticles Sun 24-May-20 21:28:44

YANBU. But my social media is full of people complaining about it.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 24-May-20 21:31:25

The LGBT Community stole it from the leprechauns first.


MrsTerryPratchett Sun 24-May-20 21:32:12

And Pink Floyd come to think.

Thisismytimetoshine Sun 24-May-20 21:32:23

Stealing their culture? That simply doesn't compute for me confused
Surely it's just some terminally dim person shiteing on on the Internet, as they're wont to do?
Why are you taking it seriously?

Campervan69 Sun 24-May-20 21:35:31

Utter nonsense. No one owns rainbows FFS. So silly.

EmeraldShamrock Sun 24-May-20 21:38:38

Ridiculous there was a recent thread on it the OP was offended DC were stealing the rainbow from the LGBT community.
The LGBT Community stole it from the leprechauns first Brilliantly put 😂

Olliephaunt4eyes Sun 24-May-20 21:40:44

I don't think it's appropriation if some kid draws a six stripe rainbow and not a proper seven stripe rainbow.

I think maybe big corps who are selling rainbow stuff could put the full seven colours in, because they are big corps with marketing teams and budgets, and because it irrationally bugs me anyway that apparently I was the only kid who was taught the rhyme about 'Richard of York gave battle in vain' as a kid and indigo and violet are not the same and it would be polite.

But I think a lot of people are being pretty OTT about this - I've seen people on here saying kids shouldn't put up rainbows because it's a triggering symbol to GC feminists, and then other people saying it's an appropriation of LGBTQ* symbology etc etc. It shouldn't be this big a deal! It's a rainbow!

Redcrayons Sun 24-May-20 21:40:51

When I see a rainbow flag it represents Pride to me, although it has taken on a different meaning currently.

I’m fairly sure the 6 and 7 year old at the end of the street are stealing LGBT culture when they draw rainbows in chalk on the pavements though.

Dead2me Sun 24-May-20 21:42:41

As a lesbian, I do often associate the image with LGB but a rainbows a rainbow! I don’t see a rainbow in the sky and think oooooh gay. Strange thing to complain about

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