http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/12/31/if-i-could-paint-the-sun/

Dear You,

“She says she wants to shine a light into the darkness,” but thinks a blog will not accomplish the deed. Does she not realize that with every eye that looks upon her words, a heart might possibly be softened? A mind might be altered slightly? The power to share, to care, and to allow ourselves to affect others…

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/explainer/2012/06/rainbows_and_gay_pride

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Why is gay pride represented by rainbows? Closeted gay people historically used bright colors to signal their homosexuality to each other…

In 1978, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed what is believed to be the first modern gay pride flag by combining eight stripes, each a different color with its own symbolism: pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for the human spirit. When he wanted to manufacture the flag for sale, he found that hot pink wasn’t as available as the other colors, and so the flag dropped to seven colors. Baker later dropped indigo to maintain an even number, and the flag arrived at its contemporary six colors…

(Photo:  http://www.missouriskies.org/rainbow/february_rainbow_2006.html)

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