All this month the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Virginia, will honor Gay Pride Month by flying the rainbow on its flagpole just below Old Glory. And, not surprisingly, they've received a lot of angry responses.
The rainbow flag has been a symbol of pride, and controversy, since it was designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. It's an emotional touch point for a lot of Americans, but we started wondering if that rainbow is starting to fade. Is it just a bit too '70s? We asked our listeners if another kind of image might better represent the gay community in the 21st century, and design firm Worldstudio volunteered to create some alternatives.(Originally aired: June 26, 2009)
Flickr Photo Pool: Listeners redesign the gay flag
Slideshow: Worldstudio redesigns the gay flag