Flags and symbols are very important within LGBTQIA+ communities. This selection of flags shows some of the main flags used today, there are many more in existence which cover a whole range of genders and sexualities. As with the terminology used to describe our identities the design of these flags is ever-changing.
Hung from the ceiling of the gallery space is the rainbow flag from Cornwall Pride. This flag was originally made by the Cornwall Pride community 14 years ago for the first Pride in Cornwall in Truro. Cornwall Pride was held in Truro until 2016 and then moved to Newquay in 2017. In 2018 the Cornwall Pride tour started and in 2019 the flag was flown through 18 towns in 2 days.
2022 will be 15 years of Pride in Cornwall and 50 years of Pride in the UK.