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Flag adopted by the Incas of modern Peru.
The rainbow flag used in South America is not the same as the Gay Pride Flag.
The flag of Lima, Peru, is a
rainbow flag of eight stripes (don't remember the exact
colors, except that I believe one of them was white or a
very pale lavender), and I am guessing that Lima adopted
the flag of the Inca. The Gay Pride Flag has six
Steve Kramer, 23 Mar 1998
I stand corrected. However, the past president of the
Chesapeake Bay Flag Association, whose name escapes my
mind at the moment, displayed an eight-striped rainbow
flag before a meeting last year which he purchased in
Peru. It was specifically pointed out that it was
different than the Gay Pride flag. He claimed it to be
the flag of Lima, but if this is not the case, what might
this flag be? Is it possible that this was indeed the
actual flag of the Inca, and others in Peru purchased
the Gay Pride flag as a variant because it was cheaper,
a result of mass production in the U.S.?
Steve Kramer, 24 Mar 1998