Rope Pride Flag

I remember first seeing a gay pride flag in a antiquated bohemian tourist trap in Arkansas. It seemed most every business had it either waving in front of their business or in sticker form on their door. I never really paid too much attention to their significance, all cultures of whatever variety have some sort of icon to easily identify with others of a similar mind. From the Grateful Dead’s “Stealie” to the Jolly Roger; there has to be an insignia of some sort for whatever fringe culture might be out there. Which is why I like seeing the Rope Pride Flag.

To me the point in this particular debate that is reinforced is that all good ideas evolve; a discussion like this will inspire something special in someone without them even realizing it. Much like playing music, riffing and grooving til you find the magic passage of chords.

There has been a great deal of discussion about it on Graydancers blog. I like the simplicity of the first design, which is very cool, but this latest version really shines. The rope bondage community, like all ad hoc groups, has no design committee to decide what sort of flag rope lovers must fly, its an egalitarian choice made by the individuals who make up the community.

Jay

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