In a display of support for the LGBTQ+ community, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers recently raised the pride flag for the fifth consecutive year. The tradition of raising the rainbow flag during Pride month has become increasingly common across the United States as a way to honor and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities.

The pride flag is a widely recognized symbol of the LGBTQ+ community. It was first created in 1978 by artist and activist Gilbert Baker to represent the many different identities within the queer community. The flag originally featured eight colors, each with its own meaning, but later it was reduced to six colors: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for harmony, and purple for spirit.

Governor Evers' decision to raise the pride flag is a symbolic gesture of allyship and support. It sends a message that LGBTQ+ individuals are valued and their rights should be protected. It also helps to promote visibility and representation for a community that has often been marginalized or ignored.

It's important to remember that the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is ongoing. While there have been significant gains in recent years, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage and the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't