Dear LBGTQ, I have problem with the rainbow flag and I'm gay, opinions on this?

Fernando350
The rainbow flag has been historically used for many cultures.

I am Peruvian-American. The rainbow flag waves across South America as a homage to the indigenous Native people of my land that go back to ancient times.

This is the Flag of Cusco, that represents my ancestors.
Dear LBGTQ, I have problem with the rainbow flag and I'm gay, opinions on this?


In the 1980s Gilbert Baker invented the LBGT flag which is this flag.
Dear LBGTQ, I have problem with the rainbow flag and I'm gay, opinions on this?


They look similar, maybe it was a coincidence and not just copying.

I can't proudly wave my ancestors flag anymore because the LBGT took away all the sacred meaning the flag had to my native people. When Americans tourist go to South America and see the flag they confuse it for the rainbow flag and give it some "Gay" meaning. I've even seen LBGTQ tourist take selfies in sacred monuments/ temples that carry the flag of the Natives and they say things like "US gays took over LMFAO" because they don't understand what it means. I'm upset that the guy who invented it didn't check to see if he was affecting another culture.

Thats like me wanting to invent a flag for satanism and I used a white flag with a red dot and then don't even bother to check if my flag will affect others. I don't want to hear it from people who are going to tell me "You should be proud the rainbow flag means both things"

Sorry but my pride as a Native is more important than pride as a gay person. It's just an orientation to me thats it, nothing special. I'm not down with LBGTQ pride. My culture, my ancestors, my history, my land, that's important to me, thats who I am.

It upsets me that in America I can no longer wave the rainbow flag because it doesn't have the meaning I intent and I feel the LBGTQ community just stepped on my culture. If it was up to me I would rather the LBGTQ flag have a unique look.

Or the very least many of the LBGTQ should educate themselves and not act like they were the first ones to come up with the rainbow flag, you have no idea how many people I've heard tell me "Oh so the Peruvian natives copied the rainbow flag?"
Dear LBGTQ, I have problem with the rainbow flag and I'm gay, opinions on this?
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