The image of the rainbow has become the modern symbol for gay or homosexual pride and activism. This is a good example of how a symbol can have applied meaning throughout the world and within culture who create them and give them meaning. Symbols like these are also found within religious scripture and culture, for the same purpose.
Tens Of Thousands March In Paris Against Same-Sex Marriage
Demonstrators dressed as Marianne, the symbol of the French republic since the 1789 revolution march during a rally to protest gay marriage in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Thousands of people have marched in Paris to call for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage, six months before France's next presidential election. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)