The Feeling singer Dan Gillespie Sells says his feelings – no pun intended – about the Pride flag are ‘complex’, but actually, they aren’t. The Everybody’s Talking About Jamie co-creator dreams of a time when the LGBTQ+ community no longer needs to use the flag as a symbol of their right to equality because, in this reality, they would have achieved it.

It’s that simple. However, with the flag becoming such an ingrained part of the fight, would it be that easy to let go? This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pride Month, an event held annually for members of the queer community and their allies to celebrate their identities, accomplishments, and reflect on the struggle for equality.

Perhaps at the heart of it all is the Pride flag, also known as the rainbow flag, which has become a well-known symbol of gay pride.