As Pride Month is here, you may notice a newer addition to the rainbow flag being raised in front of offices and public buildings around the world. The Progress Pride Flag was created in 2018 by Daniel Quasar to better represent marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community.
At SAP buildings in Germany, we also hoist the Progress Pride Flag during Pride Month. This serves as a symbol of support and solidarity for marginalized members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as a reminder that the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is ongoing.
Cawa Younosi says:
“The Progress-Pride flag adds 5 colors to the original rainbow flag: black and brown represent queer people of color. The colors white, light blue and pink visualize the transgender community. Thus, the flag expands the symbolic relevance of the previous rainbow flag and stands for even more inclusion, which is why we housed it on the occasion of Pride Month on June 5, 2023, in Walldorf.”
For SAP it is important to show that the LGBTQ+ community is progressing and adopting to development within the community.
While Germany has made significant strides in LGBTQ+ rights, including legalizing same-sex marriage in 2017 and civil status law amendment by allowing intersex people to choosing “diverse” rather than “male” or “female” in 2018, discrimination, violence, and harassment towards the community still persist. By hoisting the Progress Pride Flag, companies and organizations in Germany show their commitment to fighting for equality and justice. It’s a powerful statement that demonstrates the importance of continuing the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.