It's been 24 hours since the supremely awesome Supreme Court of India abolished Section 377 of the Constitution (that criminalised same-sex relationships in India) and the country has been rejoicing non-stop in rainbow colours. Everywhere you go, you'll find people with sporting rainbow makeup, wearing rainbow outfits, and waving rainbow flags celebrating this victory of love.
The Rainbow Flag is a symbol of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) pride. You would have seen this flag at gay pride parades all over the world, and in other related social movements. While 'VIBGYOR' symbolises the seven colours in a real rainbow, the gay pride rainbow has six colours in descending order - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet (no indigo) - and each colour carries a meaning:
Red - life Orange - healing Yellow - sunlight Green - nature Blue - serenity Violet - spirit
Gay activist Gilbert Baker from Kansas created the iconic flag after an honourable discharge from the U.S. army in 1970.
There's no need to hide in closets anymore. They're only good for clothes anyway. So, get aboard the celebration bandwagon and wear the pride on your sleeve. Here are 5 rainbow-coloured fashion items that are perfect for this victory of love.