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The two most-recognized international LGBTTQ symbols are the pink triangle and the rainbow flag. These two symbols have been adapted by the WSD into an inverted rainbow triangle and used divisionally in an approved “Everyone Welcome” poster for display in all schools in April 2016 to signify safe spaces.
The pink triangle was employed by the Nazis in World War II to identify homosexuals in concentration camps. The icon was reclaimed for the community as a symbol of empowerment and remembrance to those that suffered.
The rainbow flag was inspired by the Flag of the Races which had five stripes, each representing the colours of human kind. The six colours of the rainbow flag stand as a symbol of pride, diversity and unity of the LGBTTQ community: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nurture, blue for harmony and purple for spirit.