We were all disappointed that the Pride Parade in Leeds had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. However, Leep1 and Cafe Leep are celebrating Pride Month on our Facebook Group by filling the page with colourful photos.

After the great success of our LDWeek rainbow project, we wanted to make a huge Pride Rainbow photo montage to include the colours of the LGBTQ Pride flag.

Each day we ask our members to take photographs while on their walks or at home. The photos taken so far range from everyday objects we find at home, to rare album covers, nature and flowers. We have set ourselves a small challenge too! We aim to beat the 300 photos we took last time and it looks like we will smash that easily going by the number of submissions so far!

Each stripe of the rainbow depicts one sector of the LGBTQ community and the queer spectrum. There are many versions of the Pride flag – there’s a bisexual flag, asexual flag, transgender flag to name a few, but the most commonly seen Pride flag features six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

For our project we have chosen to use the GLAAD (a LGBT advocacy organisation) version of the Pride flag that includes the colours black and brown to celebrate diversity and inclusivity. The President of GLAAD says “Our Rainbow aims to encourage awareness, kindness, and acceptance for all.”