At United Nations Plaza in San Francisco, Gilbert Baker (far left), Lynn Segerblom next to him, Robert Guttman next to her and unknown individual on the far right. There were two versions of the original flag, including this one and the stripes only version.  (James McNamara)


Lynn Sergerblom is credited as being the woman behind the design of the rainbow flag that we attribute to representing the LGBTQ+ community and identity… Kind of.



“This is a major victory in our fight to ensure everyone living with HIV can serve their country without discrimination.”


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Defense and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to halt discharge proceedings against HIV-positive members of the U.S. Air Force. The order came in the case of Roe and Voe v. Shanahan, filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, with partner law firm Winston & Strawn, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.



On a largely party-line 54-45 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr, on Thursday, as President Donald J. Trump’s next U.S. attorney general — a move that has put equality groups on guard amid indications he’d continue anti-LGBT policy and attacks on reproductive freedoms at the U.S. Justice Department.


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