Pride flag reimagined using images of real wounds from hate crime

By on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Fondation Émergence and Rethink join forces for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia to recreate the iconic Pride flag, using images of real wounds and bruises sustained by victims of hate crimes.

Canadian Non-Profit organisation Fondation Émergence, creators of IDAHOBIT back in 2003, collected images of testimonies from LGBTQ+ activists who have experienced violence.

“This flag is our message to countries where violence against LGBTQ+ people is sanctioned,” said Laurent Breault, Fondation Émergence. “Even in Canada, where some politicians still support conversion therapy, and hate crimes against gay people are on the rise, we have a long way to go. If we all take a stand against homophobia and transphobia, we can stop it once and for all.”

To learn more about this take on the Pride flag and for guidance on actions that LGBTQ+ allies can take towards healing, visit

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