"The rainbow has been an symbol of presence and hope within the LGBTQ movement for decades. YALUKULAY was created as a way for us to pay homage to that symbol in our own unique way.
"I remember when I was a teenager and I saw a pride flag for the first time. It was hanging from a neighbor's awning. I drove past that house nearly a hundred times after that. I knew I was gay back then, but I wasn't out yet. I was just too scared to be. But seeing that flag gave me hope that one day I wouldn't have to hide anymore, and that I could live openly, just like whoever hung that flag.
"Today we are seeing an explosion of pride flags across our community, each representing a different group of people -- And I think it's wonderful. Why? Because even today we still need symbols to remind people that they are not alone out there, just like I was reminded each and every time I drove past by my neighbor's house."
P.S. The first edition of YALUKULAY pays tribute to the 6-color pride flag. In 2019, however, we have something pretty exciting planned. Stay tuned!