A flag meant to show support and inclusiveness for all, no matter race, sex, gender or sexuality, from the rainbow to the grey. Replacing other symbols the lemniscate symbolizing we’re all infinitely connected to one another no matter our differences.
The Unity Pride Flag celebrates our diversity as individually and our unity as a community. Those who themselves are represented in this flag on the left to those who are on the grey side.
We See You, We Hear You, We Love You & We’re Proud of You
The colours of The Unity Pride Flag come from the roots of Gilbert Baker’s original 8 color Gay Pride Flag in 1978, Jim Evans’s Polyamorous Flag in 1995, Michael Page’s Bisexual Flag in 1998, Monica Helms’s Trans Flag in 1999, Sean Campbell’s Lesbian Flag in 1999, Unknown creator Pansexual Flag in 2010, Aven’s Asexual Flag in 2010, Unknown Demisexual Flag in 2010, Evie Varney’s Pansexual Flag in 2010, KJ People’s Genderfluid Flag in 2012, Tumblr user Samlin’s Polysexual Flag in 2012, AVEN – Aromantic Flag in 2011 & 2014, Morgan Carpenter’s Intersex Flag in 2013, Salem X’s Agender Flag in 2014, Marilyn Roxie’s Genderqueer Flag in 2010, Marilyn Roxie‘s Nonbinary Flag in 2014, Philadelphia’s addition of Brown and Black representing communities of colour in 2017, Daniel Quasar’s Progress Pride Flag in 2018. You can also find the colours for many other flags here and that represent our allies.
This year, the year of covid, the year pride marches and celebrations around the world have been postponed or cancelled. We take a moment to look back on all that we’ve accomplished together and still have yet to do.
To all those people who over the decades have stepped up, who’ve sacrificed, who’ve been willing to change the world around them to leave a better world for those who follow. To those who are still standing, who are still moving us forward, We Thank You!!
This year both flags, The Unity Pride Flag and The River of Pride Flag will not be a part of the scheduled pride events due to public safety.
The River of Pride Flag has been a part of Pride events since 2006, being requested each year to help support those who wish to Be Seen, Be Heard & Be Proud. We miss you and hope to see you all next year!!
We’re days away from this year’s pride month of June. The calendar is full and the days to our first parade/march of the season is nearing.
Here’s a list of our scheduled events:
Boston Pride June 8th
This is our first event of the season with 900 feet of The River of Pride Flag and the highly anticipated debut of The Unity Pride Flag. The new flag is made up of 274 flags that is 200 feet long. We’re looking forward to seeing it unfurled for the first time!
Pride Portland! June 15th
We’re happy to say this will be The River of Pride Flag’s 12th time in the Portland ME pride parade. We’re honored to have been requested and looking forward to seeing familiar marchers carrying the flag again this year!
New York City Pride June 30th
June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the first time WorldPride is being hosted in the United States.
NYC Pride invites both flags to take part in the march. 1/4 mile of The River of Pride Flag will be participating along with The Unity Pride Flag.
Would you like to show your pride by marching in the largest Pride Marching in the country. The River of Pride Flag and The Unity Pride Flag have been invited to WorldPride held in New York City on June 30th for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.
Whether it’ll be your 1st time marching or your 50th, it’ll be historical for us all.
Describing the feeling of an invitation to be a part of history, a once in a lifetime event with WorldPride, Stonewall 50th and NYC Pride altogether is more than an immense honor. One we are proud to share with everyone!
A community coming together
After announcing our participation in NYC Pride we received an outpour of support and people looking to volunteers to march. The River of Pride Flag is looking for around 600 people to walk with it and The Unity Pride Flag will need around 100. If you’d like to join us in NYC for the march please signup here by filling out the form asking for your email and name. This info is a requirement for NYC in order to be let into the march and with take less than a minute. This info will be shared with the NYC police for safety reasons.
Stay informed by joining the WorldPride NYC 2019 Facebook Group. A hotel & bus package is being worked on by a friend of the flag and will be posted in the group when ready. It’s NYC so don’t hesitate as the first hotel we reserved for our group sold out in less then four hours. People have been having good luck with AirBnB as well.
Thinking about your NYC travel plans
On average 2 million spectators attend the march in NYC for Pride with 46 thousand people marching. This coming pride they are expecting 5 to 6 million spectators. What that means for people getting in and out of the city is a lot of traffic.
If you’ll be driving, try to give yourself extra time getting there. Some have said to expect up to 4 hours of added traffic. Peak travel will be Saturday and Sunday so if possible you may want to add on a day either side of those for an easier trip.
Have you thought about your stay yet? The hotel rooms in the city will soon be filling up before you know it if they haven’t started already started so you’ll want to get your room very soon. If you’re driving the same goes for parking. Many parking garages now offer online reservations so you know a spot will be ready for you when you arrive.