Gilbert Baker created the original gay pride flag in 1978, and it originally had eight stripes. The colors in order, were hot pink to represent sex, red for healing, yellow for sun, green for serenity with nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit. In the years since, the flag has been reduced to six colors: the flag no longer uses hot pink, and the turquoise and indigo have been replaced with royal blue.*
Various theories say that pink and turquoise were dropped because of fabric shortages at one time. Another cited is that when the flag was to be displayed in split fashion, on light poles on Market Street, it needed to have a maximum of three stripers per side. There was also a seven stripe version for a short time that was sold in San Francisco.
This heavy cotton tee has the classic cotton look and feel. Casual elegance will make it an instant favorite in everyone's wardrobe.
.: Classic fit .: 100% Cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors) .: Light fabric (5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²)) .: Tear away label .: Runs true to size