Progress Pride Flag
(Community Recognition Statement, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I welcome increasing use of the Progress Pride flag to symbolise inclusion and acceptance for the LGBTQI+ communities.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras adopted this flag for the 2021 Mardi Gras and the City of Sydney will now use this flag to demonstrate council's support for our communities.
The Progress Pride flag adapts the existing Rainbow Flag symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. It adds a chevron with black and brown for Indigenous people and people of colour, and the white, pink and blue coloured stripes of the Trans Pride Flag.
Non-binary artist and graphic designer Daniel Quasar designed the Progress Flag in 2018 and it builds on Gilbert Baker's rainbow design used first at the 1978 San Francisco Freedom Day Parade. The Trans Pride flag designed by American trans woman Monica Helms in 1999 represent trans, nonbinary and gender diverse people.
The Sydney electorate is diverse and welcoming. I am proud of these latest steps to demonstrate support for everyone to be a welcome part of our community and be treated with dignity and respect.