'I think therefore I am.'  Descartes            'I AM THAT I AM.'  Exodus.3.        'I am what I am.'  La Cage aux Folles

01 September 2012


A beautiful symbol of diversity.
The lovely and invaluable parts of the whole.
Where does nature's display of reflected colour come from? 
Light changes speed as it moves from one medium to another and this causes the light to be refracted and to enter the new medium at a different angle. A prism causes light of different colours to be refracted differently and to leave the prism at different angles, so white light separates into its constituent spectrum of colours. A rainbow is made of all the colours that make up the whole apparent colourless light with which we see clearly.
The rainbow spread across the sky that we rejoice in is an optical and meteorological phenomenon caused by light passing through droplets of water and being affected by the same refraction caused by a prism. The rainbow is once again the individual parts of the whole of light.

The first version of the Gay Pride Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker, in response to a local activist’s call for a community symbol. He designed a flag with eight stripes possible based on the flags of various hippie and civil rights symbols.
  • hot pink for sex,
  • red for life,
  • orange for healing,
  • yellow for sun,
  • green for serenity with nature,
  • turquoise for art,
  • indigo for harmony, and
  • violet for spirit.
With the availability of excess flags left over from a girls Masonic group and the unavailability of hot pink a seven striped flag was being sold in 1979. At that time any striped flag was used by the Gay Community as a symbol of gay pride (as opposed to gay liberation, which used the pink triangle on various coloured fields) Next came vertical banners that would be displayed on either side of old-style lamp-posts on Market Street.  The hot pink and turquoise stripes were officially dropped and the indigo stripe was replaced with royal blue - resulting in three stripes on one side of the lamp-post and three on the other. Soon the six colours were incorporated into a six-striped version of the flag that became popularised and today is recognized officially and internationally as the Gay Pride Flag
“I truly believe that if we put the strength of our hearts and minds together that we can change prejudice, and that my generation of kids can grow up appreciating the glorious rainbow of diversity.”
Rainbow Boy
Stunning 22 year old Indigenous Australian High Fashion Model Jake Gordon. His traditional Aboriginal name Yuluwirri Gabinya means Rainbow Boy. Discovered in Sydney and now based in New York. He is as beautiful as a rainbow.
Rainbow Buildings
Rainbow Undies
Rainbow Bodies
Rainbow Stuff

A Rainbow Superhero

This display of pride could get this amazingly brave boy imprisoned or worse in obscenely homophobic Uganda. All around the world there are situations like this and it takes enormous strength to stand up and take on your own country and countrymen. This pride in oneself is what heroism really looks like. It is not his job and he is not paid. He does it because he knows it is right and he must whatever the danger.
Rainbow Videos
The legend of The Rainbow Serpent 
narrated by the great and legendary David Gulpilil

Now this is good.

I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.

Judy Garland
The remarkable 91 year old Pete Seeger.
"My Rainbow Race"
I was swept away by him in concert some decades past.
In Oslo Lillebjorn Nilsen took Pete Seeger's song and made it into a Norwegian children's song called 'Children of the Rainbow.' Mass murderer Andreas Brevik denounced it as 'Marxist Propaganda. So 40,000 Norwegians turned up and sang with Nilsen it in the main square.

A huge Australian movement that went global to support Marriage Equality. Get some chalk and draw your own rainbow to make a gentle, safe and pretty statement saying you believe in equality.

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