Celebrate Pride with Flowers & Gifts
Whether you're hosting and decorating for a Pride party, attending a parade or just looking for a colorful way to decorate your office, home or apartment, you can share your pride and celebrate all LGBTQ+ identities all summer long with a stunning floral arrangement from FTD.com. From elegant and refined blooms to fun, funky bouquets, you can order pride gifts and flowers delivered right to your door. If you're looking for Pride gifts online you can get creative and mix and match florals that speak to you, create your own custom arrangement, or even send your loved ones a gorgeous gift basket.
Rainbow Flag-Inspired Arrangements
Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the Pride movement is the rainbow flag, designed in 1978 by artist Gilbert Baker which first debuted in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. Baker's vibrant flag was inspired by both the civil rights and the hippie movements and featured eight colors, each with a special meaning: Hot pink (Sex), Red (Life), Orange (Healing), Yellow (Sunlight), Green (Nature), Turquoise (Magic/Art), Indigo (Serenity), Violet (Spirit).
There is a more modern version, the Progress Flag, being used across the United States, that features an overlay of a triangle to represent transgender and BIPOC communities.
Here are just a few other examples of flags under the larger LGBTQ+ umbrella that are paired with matching colored flowers that you can use for further inspiration and education.
Transgender Pride Flag-Inspired Bouquet
An American trans woman named Monica Helms is credited with creating the modern trans Pride flag in 1999. However, it didn't make its first major public appearance until a parade in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2000. The colors of light pink, blue and white are the typical colors used to symbolize baby girls and baby boys and the white stripe in the center is symbolic of having a neutral, undefined gender or to honor those who are transitioning.
Common Flag Colors: Light pink, light blue, white
Lesbian Pride Flag-Inspired Bouquets
This flag was created and voted on within online communities in 2010 and updated to be more inclusive in 2018 with seven striking shades of orange, pink, white and red.
Common Flag Colors: Dark orange, orange, light orange, white, pink, dusty pink and dark rose
Pansexual Pride Flag-Inspired Bouquet
Since 2010, the Pansexual Pride flag has flown proudly with three horizontal bars in bold shades of pink, yellow and blue. The bright pink band symbolizes women; the bold blue, men; and the vibrant yellow, those of a non-binary gender, such as gender-fluid.
Common Flag Colors: Blue, yellow, pink