Late last week, the various factions in this country hellbent on denying rights to thousands of Australians swarmed together to form the ‘Coalition for Marriage‘, an anti-marriage equality group combining the forces of 70+ organisations, including the Australian Christian Lobby, to campaign against same-sex marriage.
“We are the silent majority” its new website proclaims, despite the fact that they’re neither.
But it appears their graphic designer is either a giant troll, an ally, or both. Their new logo is suspiciously similar to the pinks and blues used in the bisexual pride flag, as pointed out by GetUp‘s marriage equality campaign director Sally Rugg.
The newly merged No campaign – the Coalition for Marriage – literally have the Bi Pride Flag as their logo :’) :’) :’) pic.twitter.com/BwekiFwSFY
— Sally Rugg (@sallyrugg) August 13, 2017
The gentle fade from pink to blue in the bisexual pride flag (and the Coalition for Marriage logo) is meant to represent the fluid spectrum of sexuality, according the designer.
“The key to understanding the symbolism of the Bisexual pride flag is to know that the purple pixels of colour blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue, just as in the ‘real world’, where bi people blend unnoticeably into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities,” said Michael Page, who designed the flag in 1998.
And now the blend of pink to purple to blue emblazons the coalition of people who think gay people are too icky to be afforded basic human rights.