The Meaning Behind the Rainbow Pride Flag

The Meaning Behind the Rainbow Pride Flag

Just Enough is rooted in the heart of San Francisco, California; home to the second-largest LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in the United States. Unknown to some, the rainbow flag that has become an internationally recognized symbol of the LGBTQ+ community was first created and flown at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1978. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in the state of California, asked designer, Gilbert Baker, to design an ‘all-encompassing symbol’ for the LGBTQ+ community. Baker designed a flag that would represent the community’s diversity, assigning each of the eight colors of the stripes a symbolic meaning. 


Gilbert Baker was inspired to create the rainbow flag from the Judy Garland song “Over the Rainbow”. Which is now famously played at pride festivals every year. Although the first rainbow flag was hand-stitched by Baker and a team of volunteers, he wanted to mass-produce the flags for public consumption. The pink and turquoise stripes were removed due to production issues, creating the 6 color pride flag that we know and love. The flag has since become an internationally recognized symbol of dignity, visibility, and equality. 


As LGBTQ+ Pride Month nears its end, it is important to remember that celebrating pride and amplifying the voices of the LGBTQ+ community should not only be restricted to the month of June. Instead, pride should be celebrated every single day. At Just Enough, we believe that wine is about creating an inclusive and diverse community. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community with love, respect, and pride.


Here are some of our hand-selected Just Enough Wine pairings with menu items from some of our favorite LGBTQ-owned and businesses in the Bay Area:

  1. The S’more Mississippi Mud Pie from Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar in Healdsburg, California paired with Just Enough Pinot Noir
  2. Aged Wagon Wheel from Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, California paired with Just Enough Chardonnay
  3. Truffles from Kokak Chocolates in San Francisco, California paired with Just Enough Brut Bubbles
  4. Butter Mochi Donuts from Third Culture Bakery in Berkeley, California paired with Just Enough Rosé