Henry Chu

With gay marriage in Britain, rainbows multiply on social media

Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as Queen Elizabeth II gave gay marriage the official OK. The rainbow emblem of the gay movement is seen in images including the queen in seven striking suits as supporters celebrated their controversial win. Twitter and Facebook exploded this week with photos and messages backing Britain's new gay marriage law.  The rainbow, as it happens, became the standard symbol of the gay community in the 1970s, and in '78 San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the flag with eight bright stripes. Each color has its own symbolism, as the Los Angeles Times recently reported: Pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing,...