A colourful new coin has been minted to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the LGBTQ Pleasure motion in the UK.
London artist Dominique Holmes designed the 50 pence piece, which was a collaboration between the UK’s Royal Mint and the Pleasure in London group.
The colours of the Pleasure flag function alongside Pleasure in London’s values: Protest; Visibility; Unity; and Equality.
The transgender group is represented by way of white, pink and blue stripes. Queer folks of coloration are honored with black and brown ones.
The cash is not going to be launched into normal circulation however will probably be that can be purchased on-line.
“It humbles me enormously that the phrases that I coined for the model … will probably be on an precise coin, reverse the Queen,” mentioned Asad Shaykh, director of selling and communications at Pleasure in London.
“This queer brown immigrant has come a great distance, powered by hope, love and this metropolis,” Shaykh added in a statement the Royal Mint shared on-line. “Nowhere on this planet had this been attainable, besides the UK. Pleasure in London feels very proud right this moment.”