A Colorful Community: Team Knix Celebrates Pride 2021
At our core, Knix is a celebration of an incredibly colorful community. And as we march (and dance) our way into Pride Month 2021, the celebration is only getting bigger, brighter and louder.
When we talk about having a colorful community this month, we have to first point toward the rainbow Pride flag. A Pride icon— symbolic of solidarity, power, and community, it was created by activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. Said to be inspired by Judy Garland’s Over the Rainbow and the Stonewall Riots that happened only a few days before, Baker assigned every color a meaning:
Red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for harmony and purple for spirit.
What I like about the rainbow is that it fits all of us, Gilbert said about his creation. Recently, you may have noticed a few additions to the flag, that speak to this inclusion even more. New black and brown stripes pay necessary attention to the unique experiences faced by queer people of color, while the blue, white and pink stripes put focus on the trans and non-binary members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community as well.
This version is aptly called the Progress Pride Flag, and was designed by artist Daniel Quasar to emphasize the current needs of the community. These additions are there as a reminder: There is no Pride for some without liberation for all.
With the meaningful and unifying rainbow flag flying in celebration of equally colorful people, we cannot wait to continue celebrating the community that the flag symbolizes. From family, to friends, to co-workers to strangers online, this month we’re celebrating all the ways we’re able to make connections, find support, feel seen and share love. Follow along at @knix and on The Lift all month long for stories by people in our community we’re so proud to know.
Kicking off Pride month are some proud members of Team Knix. Celebrating with some good tunes, friends in the park and some colorful tanks, our Knix Pride Class of 2021 is one community we love being part of.
Have a safe and happy Pride!