The Leather Pride Flag wasn’t designed with any specific symbolism

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For 35 years, the highly recognizable blue, black and white-striped flag with the red heart in the upper left hand corner has become a staple at LGBT Pride events. It easily distinguishes the leather crowd from the masses of LGBTs at any gathering and also marks the entry way to leather bars around the world. Today it even appears on bumper stickers and license plates.

Unlike the familiar rainbow flag that is most often associated with the gay rights movement, the colors of the Leather Pride flag weren’t designed with any specific symbolism. When it was first presented at the 1989 Mr. International Leather (IML) Contest in Chicago, no one had seen a widely accepted symbol of the leather community.

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