Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The equal sign (=) has long been a symbol of the LGBT community’s quest for equality and is, in fact, the logo of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy organization in the U.S.
In an op-ed piece published in the latest issue of the LGBT magazine The Advocate, Ringo Le, director of the film ‘Big Gay Love,’ wrote a scathing criticism of the HRC logo. The film is about the struggles of being an Asian man in the American gay community.
In his piece, Le said:
“An equal sign is often used as a symbol for the LGBT community, but I believe a pyramid is a more appropriate image. And at the top of the social hierarchy stands the idealized gay white man, and it will probably never change.”
Being the responsive and and socially-responsible organization that it is, the HRC announced it was changing its logo from an equal sign to a pyramid with the rainbow colors of the gay flag, with the top section of the pyramid representing the gay white man.
African American, Asian and Latino gay men and women across the country immediately praised the HRC move, saying that this could signal a historic kumbaya moment in the American LGBT community.