But it was another flag that captured the world's attention in recent days.
Flapping away at London Pride of all places.
THE creator of that flag that sparked off histrionics on CNN and FOX as their live feed and some uninformed 'journalism' created a typical internet moment of panic (mixed with a dash of wanting their moment of notoriety as 'press rep who breaks the real stories at Pride').
Paul Coombs has now spoken to the Guardian about the flag, its symbolism and about all the fuss that it has created. Go here to read his thoughts. And as always, the Guardian has its fair share of haters who troll its comment sections. You'd be well advised to read the comments on the website to get an indication of how complicated opinion has become in society.