USA Kanga Flag

USA kanga Queer pride flag
USA kanga Queer pride flag

USA Kanga Flag

46.00

Kanga Quote translation:

"Let’s not bring hate into love" - Quote submitted by Sylivia Katua

This is the TRTL kanga honoring USA's Queer history.

LGBTIQ rights in the USA vary by jurisdiction and its only since 2003 that sexual activity between consenting adults of the same sex has been legal nationwide. The USA has a well documented history of its Queer rights movement that goes as far back as the 1950s when the Mattachine Society was formed (America's first sustained national gay rights organization). And even though a change in leadership in 1953 all but destroyed the group, a small part of the Mattachine managed to stay on and take part in historic events such as the Stonewall riots of 1969. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the queer community against a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn. The riots lasted for six days and are often referred to as the “Rosa Parks moment” in Gay history as they paved the way for future members of the community to not accept treatment as second-class citizens but rather to expect that the LGBT community be treated as equals in the eyes of both the government and society at large. To this day, the global LGBT community commemorates that historic time at The Stonewall Inn by holding Pride Parades. Both the Mattachine Society and the Stonewall riots are featured in the kanga, as well as the 2015 US Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal all across the USA. The ruling meant that the 14 remaining states that had bans on same-sex marriage would no longer be able to enforce them, bringing an end to more than a decade of bitter legal battles. The kanga's quote makes reference to the USA's recent history and asks simply that we do not bring hate into love.

This kanga is printed on polyester flag material and measures 1 by 1.5 metres.

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