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Introductory guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) resources at Brooklyn Law School Library


LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. This guide will outline books and resources that are available at the Brooklyn Law School Library to further your research in this area of the law.

Gilbert Baker of San Francisco created the first Rainbow Flag in June 1978. It was originally composed of 8 stripes:

  •    Hot Pink (for Sexuality)
  •    Red (for Life)
  •    Orange (for Healing)
  •    Yellow (for Sunlight)
  •    Green (for Nature)
  •    Blue (for Art)
  •    Indigo (for Harmony)
  •    Violet (for the Human Spirit).

When Baker tried to produce it commericially, the color "hot pink" was not easily available and the flag was produced with 7 colors. Following Harvey Milk's assassination the Indigo stripe was dropped and today the flag has the remaining six colors.

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