“Birds fly over the rainbow”
Random question: how do you feel about rainbows?
I was just thinking about that as a gay symbol and the rather different opinions i’ve heard about it. I knew a girl in college who loved rainbows, had always loved them, long before she knew she was gay, at which point it was a particularly happy coincidence. I also heard someone complain once about how gays had ruined the rainbow. My first reaction to that is to bristle, but it’s true – you can’t quite wear one completely innocently anymore (unless you are a small child). I have a friend who hates rainbows; she is always on the lookout for pride stuff that isn’trainbow. Myself, i’d never wear a rainbow if it didn’t have that significance, but i do wear one, and i’ve come to really like it. I’m not a multi-colored sort of gal, so rainbows are a bit…much. I think they’re kind of tacky. But i like my necklace – i’ve come to like the splash of color (it makes my stainless steel chain just a little less butch ;), and i like that the color is mixed in so it’s kind of muted. But mostly it’s just my visibility piece – my “hey, i may not look that gay, but i’ve got a rainbow on, see?”
So, i’m curious: where do you stand?
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – The Wizard of Oz