The universe has room for more than one kind of Pride flag (there are literally dozens and I name some in the story). I’m totally happy for others to peddle their designs in the marketplace of LGBT community symbols. So long as they don’t pretend they’re correcting something “wrong” with Baker’s original. When someone shows me the rainbow flag was intended or adopted as a racist, transphobic, or exclusionary symbol, I’ll believe it. That just hasn’t happened yet…cuz it ain’t so. Even in the Time of Trump, facts still matter!

Professional homosexual. Professor. Writer. Scholar. Activist. Husband.

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