Leonard Matlovichhimself dying of AIDS-related illness, suggested that upon a cure for AIDS being discovered, the black stripes be removed from the flags and burned. Narrow and unsuited? Retrieved July 23, BBC News. The Guardian. They talked candidly about growing up gay in Red Deer, about wishing to be like the cast members of the popular sitcom Friends, but knowing they were somehow different. On February 28,Australian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz objected to the rainbow flag being displayed in the Department of Finance   on the grounds that government departments should take a neutral stand on political debates.
Archived from the original on 5 December Symbol of LGBT movement. Retrieved 30 July In English, the word's primary meaning was "joyful", "carefree", "bright and showy", and the word was very commonly used with this meaning in speech and literature.
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