SA set to recognise gay flag

2012-10-06 12:23
SA gay flag (Wikipedia)

SA gay flag (Wikipedia)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - South Africa could become the first country to formally recognise the flag representing the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTIA) community, according to a report on Saturday.

"The flag was recently registered with the department of arts and culture," the flag's designer Eugene Brockman told the Citizen newspaper.

"We received the certificate that had been officially endorsed by government, but are awaiting the signature of the minister before everything is finalised."

Brockman, who was expected to deliver the news at the annual Joburg Pride Day on Saturday, said the six different colours on the flag symbolised the nation's freedom and diversity, not only in connection with race and culture, but also sexuality.

The colours of the LGBTIA flag are red, representing life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, indigo for magic and violet for spirit.

South Africa's post-apartheid Constitution was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination against sexual orientation and, in 2006, it legalised same-sex marriages.

- Are you at Joburg Pride? Send us your pictures.
Read more on:    johannesburg  |  gay rights

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Racism claims made at UKZN

2015-11-26 09:00 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Prince George the green prince?

Prince Charles hopes his grandson's love of the outdoors will become a passion for the environment.



One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer
Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.