Gay pride flag of South Africa
The gay pride flag of South Africa is a gay pride symbol that aims to reflect the freedom and diversity of the South African nation and build pride in being an LGBT South African. It was registered as the flag of the GLBTI Association of South Africa in 2012 and is not an official national symbol of South Africa per se.
Designed by Eugene Brockman, the flag is a hybrid of the LGBT rainbow flag and the South African national flag launched in 1994 after the end of the apartheid era. Brockman said "I truly believe we (the GLBT community) put the dazzle into our rainbow nation and this flag is a symbol of just that". The stated purposes of the flag include celebrating legal same-sex marriage in South Africa and addressing issues such as discrimination, homophobia and the corrective rape hate crime.
On 20 July 2012, the flag was registered at South Africa's Bureau of Heraldry as a heraldic flag representing the GLBTI Association of South Africa. It is not an official national symbol per se, and not necessarily the only South African version of the LGBT rainbow flag.
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