McCann’s Annual Pride Party
Yesterday, Truth Well Brewed teamed up with McCannQ (McCann’s LGBTQ+ employee group) to host the agency’s annual Pride Party. McCanners celebrated Pride month with a special DJ, performer, and drinks the color of the rainbow.
DJ Eloise (https://www.instagram.com/_elosi/), a QPOC DJ based in Brooklyn, provided the music for the party. She is passionate about the possibilities of sonically exploring themes of empowerment, queerness, and feminism. McCanners also saw an extra special performance from Zenobia (https://www.instagram.com/whoiszenobia/), a queer, trans, femme drag performer based in Brooklyn.
McCanners may have also noticed the many flags hanging around the café. Learn more about each flag below:
The International Bear Brotherhood Flag - The colors represent all of the fur colors and nationalities across the world. The Bear subculture is a community centered on the sexual attraction towards larger, hairier gay men who projects an image of rugged masculinity.
Asexuality Pride Flag - Black represents asexuality, gray represents Gray-A and demisexuality, white represents non-asexual partners and allies and purple represents community.
Philadelphia Revised Pride Flag - Same colors as the original pride flag with brown and black included, to symbolize the inclusion of people of color in the LGBTQ community. These colors were added due to the city’s underlying problem with racial discrimination in its gay bars
Bisexual Pride Flag - The purple pixels (represents sexual attraction to both sexes) of color blend unnoticeably into both the pink (represents sexual attraction to the same sex only) and blue (represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only), just as in the 'real world' where bi people blend unnoticeably into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.
Intersex Pride Flag - Yellow and purple are gender neutral colors and the circle symbolizes wholeness or completeness.
Lesbian Pride Flag - Black Triangle was used in Nazi Germany to denote “anti-social” behavior, which included lesbianism. Labrys is a double-headed axe associated with early matriarchal Minoan societies, which became popular with lesbian culture in the 70s.
Transgender Pride Flag - The flag is intentionally symmetric so that however you hang it, it is in the ‘correct’ orientation. This represents transgender people finding ‘correctness’ in their lives.
Pansexual Pride Flag - Pink stripe represents attraction to women, the blue stripe represents attraction to men and the yellow stripe represents attraction to ‘everyone else.
Gay Pride Flag - Red represents life, orange represents healing, yellow is for the sunlight, green for nature, blue serenity and purple is spirit. At college capuses in the 60s, world peace demonstrators would carry a Flag of the Races with five horizontal stripes (red, white, brown, yellow, black). Activist and flag creator, Gilbert Baker, is said to have gotten the idea for the rainbow flag from this flag.
Non-Binary Pride Flag - Yellow stands for those whose gender exists outside of the binary. white for those who have many or all genders, purple for those whose gender is between or a mix of female and male and black represents those who are without gender.
Polyamory Pride Flag - Pi represents the first letter of polyamory. The gold color is for the value that we place on emotional attachment to others. The blue stripe for openness and honesty among all partners, the red is for love and passion and the black represents solidarity with those who must hide their polyamorous relationships from the outside world due to societal pressures.
Genderqueer Pride Flag - Lavender represents androgyny, white represents gender identity and dark chartreuse green represents the ‘Third Gender’ identity.
Leather Pride Flag - Black represents leather and permeances, blue is for denim, devotion loyalty and community, white is for purity and innocents and the red heart is the love of leather men for each other and their community (practices and styles of dress organized around sexual activities that involve leather garments).