On June 22, 2021, students, alumni, and friends of United got together for a special Pride arts lunch, where we created a community arts collage around the theme of queer ancestry, pride, and lgbtq+ iconography. The Following Pride flag is inspired by Daniel Quasar's Progress: Pride Flag Reboot, which brings together Gilbert Baker's original design with Tierney's inclusive Pride Flag (which incorporates black and brown strips in honor of black and other POC members of the LGBTQ community) and Seattle LGBTQ Commission's flag (which includes the pink, white and blue of the transgender flag).
Participants sent images of themselves, their friends, their ancestors, cultural figures, fictional characters, ritual items, historical artifacts, and religious symbols that they associate with Pride, lgbtq history, and queer liberational values. Click on the image to zoom in and see the inclusive, evocative, and celebrated persons, icons, and artifacts that shape Pride!
This community collage was created in one of United's weekly Arts Lunches. Join us next week, June 29, 2021 for an special session to end this year's Pride Month offerings: