Pride Progress. During Pride Month the question remains, what is the progress and support for the world view that maintains that ‘Love Is Love’?
The Pride Progress flag was designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018. The flag places 5 half sized stripes in an arrow shape to represent Trans and non-binary individuals, marginalized people of color communities as well as those living with AIDS. The arrow shape is placed on top of the traditional rainbow LGBTQ flag on the hoist side.
“I didn’t see people of my community, and it made me feel like I had to hide, and it made me feel that I couldn’t live my truth. I think, for us, that is something that Ali and I strive to do just to create the visibility aspect in our sport and in our life and show that we get happy endings, too.”
In 1982, LA Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, stand out, Glenn Burke finally ‘came out’ publicly years after he retired from baseball. Throughout his career both teammates, coaches and staff knew he was Gay, the public would not stand for it. (Ever wonder how the ‘High Five’ came about – it was Glenn Burke.)
In 2019, Offensive Assistant Katie Sowers of the San Francisco 49ers became the first openly gay person (and first woman) to coach in a Super Bowl game.
Pride Progress…some. Love is Love. All means All.