14 Jun Last week, a new version of the rainbow gay pride flag flew over Philadelphia to kick off gay pride month. On Twitter, some users expressed frustration with the addition of the black and brown stripes, saying that the flag already includes the message of diversity and that the addition needlessly politicizes. The original gay pride flag flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade celebration on June 25, It has also been suggested that Baker may have been inspired by Judy Garland's singing "Over the Rainbow" and the Stonewall riots that happened a few days after Garland's death (she was one of the first gay . 2 Jul I am not surprised that Gordon Brown has turned down an invitation to march on Saturday's Pride London gay parade. Gordon is a progressive direction just like Carla Bruni has allegedly persuaded her husband, the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, to temper some of his more rightwing policies.