The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT advocacy organization in the United States. Lately, it seems to be suffering from an identity crisis — perhaps by design.
Its muddled message comes by way of an upgraded rainbow flag, now sporting a black and a brown stripe — a show of solidarity with black and brown people everywhere. The color-enhanced flag was recently seen flying in the window of the new HRC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
(The original colors of the gay pride flag are shown in the photo above this article.)
First appearing in Philadelphia in 2017, the pride flag with extra stripes is now on the front burner again as an issue for many LGBT individuals since its arrival in Washington, D.C.
“The flag is a recent version with brown and black stripes added to be more inclusive of people of color. First adopted by the city of Philadelphia, the updated flag has proven controversial, but other queer organizations around the world have now announced they will use the updated version,” said a 2017 op-ed in LGBTQ Nation.
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Not everyone is happy with the new stripes.
“The colors never represented any one group before,” grumbled website Back2Stonewall last week. “It only represented diversity. It was a list of all the groups that count in diversity. So now HRC, who refuses to be accountable to no one least of all the community they represent, [has forged] ahead with this change.”
It seems the aim of the color-enhanced flag is to link together all those who have been allegedly oppressed, which is a continuation of the white privilege narrative, perpetuated with reckless abandon among academics on the far Left and others.
One could even deduce that the upgraded pride flag is a tangible symbol of the term intersectionality, in what “Big Agenda” author David Horowitz defines as “the linking of alleged oppressions.”
“The entire philosophy is based on how much one can virtue-signal as to the degree to which they care for and ‘ally’ with marginalized people; in the same way, BLM [Black Lives Matter] has been vocal about their support for LGBT causes,” cautioned activist Elizabeth Johnson in a blog post.
Added Johnson, “Causes are no longer about the individuals they’re supposed to support, but about a monolithic ideology of victim status hierarchy.”
Here is some insight on the LGBT flag stripes issue, in this video, below:
Along with its rainbow flag upgrade, HRC is doubling down on efforts to support what it terms “pro-equality” candidates in six battleground states, including Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to its website.
Elizabeth Economou is a former CNBC staff writer and adjunct professor. Follow her on Twitter.