Nottingham now has a permanent 'rainbow' road featuring the colours of the LBGT+ community. The colours have been painted on Broad Street for the Pride festival on July 27, but will stay in place after the event. However, if you've seen pictures of the road - or indeed have been along in person to 'give your regards to Broad Street' - you'll have noticed there are only six colours included. This is because the official Rainbow Flag of the LBGT+ community only has six colours. But why? What happened to poor old indigo? We all remember Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, so where has the 'In' gone? Here's what you need to know. The original Rainbow Flag The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a gay activist living in San Francisco. At the time the gay and lesbian movement was widely represented by a pink triangle logo, but there was disquiet about this in some quarters - including from Baker - because of its links to the symbol which had been used to identify … [Read more...] about Why does the Pride rainbow flag only have six colours?
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Wales 7 July 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47389680 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsSt David's Day Why is the red dragon (Y Ddraig Goch) the emblem of Wales?It is flown across the world to mark sporting events … [Read more...] about Why is the red dragon on the Welsh flag?
Families are being warned to stay safe in the sea, after a lifeguard had to perform a double rescue in Broadstairs.A rip current swept a swimmer out of Joss Bay earlier this week, where two surfers collided moments later.The man, who had got into difficulty, was being helping by one of the surfers when Thanet lifeguard Taine took him to shore on the rescue board.As they reached land, a wave threw the two surfers together and resulted in one of the men sustaining an injury to his foot.Taine rescued the casualty and applied first aid for 20 minutes before sending him to hospital for further treatment."Thankfully, it was a happy ending this time," Taine said. "But it’s important to remember to always swim between the red-and-yellow flags, and surf between the black-and-white flags; they’re the safest areas of the beach to do so."Alerting us or calling the Coastguard on 999 is the best course of action if you see an incident taking place – we never mind checking out your … [Read more...] about Lifeguard saves swimmer and surfer in double rescue
Toby Young 8 June 2019 8:01 AM 8 June 2019 8:01 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Maurice Bowra, the flamboyant warden of Wadham College from 1938 to 1970, once argued against the legalisation of homosexuality on the grounds that it would take all the fun out of it. Without the risk of being picked up by the police, cruising up and down the Cowley Road at one in the morning would become rather tedious. He referred to the secret club of powerful homosexuals in the British establishment as the ‘homintern’ and prided himself on being a high-ranking officer. He liked the fact that there was something exotic and clandestine about his sexuality and dreaded the risk of embourgeoisement if the law was changed. Easy for Bowra to say, of course, protected as he was by wealth and privilege. And he may not have really meant it. But you can’t help wondering what he would have made of Pride, the month-long celebration of LGBT identities … [Read more...] about Budweiser flags up how Pride has been taken over by corporations
Credit Corporation General Manager Johnny Wilson shook hands with Georges Langa yesterday at FM 107 and handed over a cheque for Vt138,000.“Credit Corp is proud to sponsor you Georges as we can see you have set goals, practised with determination and have never given up on your dreams.“This is our team approach too at Credit Corp. We know this cheque will assist you with airfares to Arafura, shoes and uniforms, pre-departure training expenses and entry costs to the Pacific Games in Samoa,” said Credit Corp GM Wilson.“We have sponsored Vanuatu Paralympic Committee before and are very pleased to have this opportunity to continue that support.”Georges is from Mele Village and has dealt with the implications of a problem with his left leg all his life. But he has never let this issue deter him.He first went to Suango School, the French Primary School at Mele Bay, then onto Montmartre. Afterwards Georges spent two years in Tahiti with the Mormon Latter Day … [Read more...] about Credit Corporation sponsors Parathlete