20. July 2018 - 18:00
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle Pride 2018 sponsored by NE1 | Friday, 20. July 2018

Newcastle Pride 2018 sponsored by NE1 returns for its 11th year 20th to 22nd July 2018

2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag, created by Gilbert Baker.

We will use Newcastle Pride, sponsored by NE1, to help celebrate this
milestone, the meaning behind the rainbow and the symbol it has become
for our commmunity, and as a symbol for love.

The rainbow flag
was popularised as a symbol of the gay community by San Francisco artist
Gilbert Baker in 1978. The different colors symbolise diversity in the
gay community, and the flag is used predominantly at gay pride events and in gay villages worldwide.

The flag was originally created with eight colors, but pink and
turquoise were removed for production purposes, and since 1979 it has
consisted of six colored stripes. Aside from the obvious symbolism of a
mixed LGBT community, the colors were determined to symbolize: life
(red), healing (orange), sunlight (yellow), nature (green),
harmony/peace (blue), and spirit (purple/violet). The removed colors
stood for sexuality (pink) and art/magic (turquoise)

information about the weekend will be announced in due course. But mark
your diaries, as we bring together the region and friends to celebrate
#NewcastlePride2018 and #40YearsOfRainbow

Newcastle Pride is free to attend but you can upgrade to either Gold Circle or VIP

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