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Celebrating Pride Month with Love: The History and Meaning Behind the Pride Flag

June is a special month for millions of people around the world. It's Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, honor their history, and advocate for equal rights. At Letterbox Love, we're excited to join in these celebrations by offering a beautiful Pride bracelet for purchase, a symbol of love and support for the community.


The Origins of Pride Month


Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which took place in New York City in June 1969. These riots were a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and helped spark the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Pride Month is a time to remember the courage of those who stood up against oppression and to celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community.


The Pride Flag: A Symbol of Unity and Diversity


The Pride flag is one of the most recognizable symbols of the LGBTQ+ community. But how much do you know about its history and significance?

The original Pride flag was created by artist and activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States, encouraged Baker to design a symbol of pride and hope for the LGBTQ+ community. Baker's design featured eight colors, each with its own meaning:

  • Hot Pink: Sex
  • Red: Life
  • Orange: Healing
  • Yellow: Sunlight
  • Green: Nature
  • Turquoise: Magic/Art
  • Indigo: Serenity
  • Violet: Spirit

Over time, the flag has evolved. The most commonly used version today features six colors, with hot pink and turquoise removed for practical reasons, and indigo replaced with blue. Each color remains a powerful representation of the community's diversity and unity.

In recent years, additional flags have been created to represent different identities within the LGBTQ+ community, including the Progress Pride flag, which adds a chevron of black and brown stripes to honor people of color, and pink, light blue, and white stripes to represent the transgender community.


Take a look at our Pride Bracelet here.


Our Commitment to Authentic Support


At Letterbox Love, we believe in authentic and meaningful support for the LGBTQ+ community. This is why we are proud to offer our Pride bracelet, not just as a product, but as a statement of solidarity. We are committed to ensuring that our actions during Pride Month and beyond are more than just symbolic gestures.


Celebrate with Us

We invite you to join us in celebrating Pride Month by wearing our Pride bracelet. It's more than just an accessory; it's a symbol of love, acceptance, and support for the LGBTQ+ community. 


Visit Letterbox Love to purchase your Pride bracelet. Let's celebrate love, diversity, and equality together this Pride Month and beyond.

Happy Pride Month from all of us at Letterbox Love! 🏳️‍🌈