Minature (9in x 5in) Australian Leather Pride Flag


$5.50

Minature (9in x 5in) Australian Leather Pride Flag

The Leather Pride flag was designed in Chicago by Tony DeBlase (then Publisher of Drummer Magazine) as a working design from which a permanent flag was to be designed through community consensus. The first prototype was displayed at the International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago on May 28, 1989.
Just one year after the very first flag was unfurled in Chicago Clive Platman, a New Zealander, arrived in San Francisco to represent Australia and New Zealand in the Mr. Drummer finals. He brought with him a new version of the flag. Over the now-established stripes, Laurie Lane of Laurie Lane’s Leather World, had appliquéd the stars of the Southern Cross. That same constellation also appears prominently on the National flags of both Australia and New Zealand. To this date Australia and New Zealand remain the only counties to have adopted their own national variation of this Internationally recognised symbol.
It has widely been interpreted that the black is for leather and permanence; blue is for loyalty and community; white is for purity and innocence (perhaps some artistic license has been taken in that particular interpretation); and the red heart represents the camaraderie of leather men & woman the world over.