The raised, clenched fist has been a long standing symbol against discrimination of marginalised groups experiencing oppression. It sends a powerful message of resistance to unjust authority.
The raised fist has been adopted by the Black Lives Matter campaign for its history of speaking out against racial injustice. Two of the three founders of the BLM movement indentified as queer and were always conscious to keep LGBTQ+ voices at the heart of many conversations.
The incorporation of the rainbow flag is to raise awareness of the many black members of the LGBTQ+ community who should not be left under-represented and whose voices need to be heard too.
Show your solidarity with BLM movement and the LGBTQ+ community with this iron-on patch.