Gadsden Flag Shirt
The Gadsden flag, a bold expression of freedom and independence for the American people, used during the American Revolution, against the British. The coiled snake, who alerted you with its rattle and but was ready for whatever. Commonly known as the “Don't Tread on Me” flag, it keeps its roots to liberty and individualism. The Gadsden flag was intentionally designed not to convey a message of racism, but to convey a message of patriotism. The rattlesnake is not only found exclusively in America, but has sharp eyes and is a symbol of vigilance. The rattlesnake never begins an attack, and will warn once approached, but once engaged, will never surrender. She is an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.
The pride flag brings attention to those in the LGBTQIA2-S communities. Before this rainbow-striped Pride flag, many LGBTQIA2-S communities used a pink triangle as a visual representation. Displayed first at the Gay Freedom Day parade in SF in 1978. Each color with their own unique symbolism. Red: life; Orange: healing; Yellow: sunlight; Green: nature; Violet: spirit. Many different versions of the flag have been created for each specific group. Still, the rainbow-striped flag has historically been used the most as a representation of Pride overall.
Together it takes the good and bad with both, but it shows a fierce loyalty to protecting those whom they care about. The road to equality has never been an easy one, but it gets easier together.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US