Female Rhinos with Bows
Cute Lavender Rhino Rainbow Heart Rhinoceros GLBT
The lavender rhinoceros was created as a symbol to increase awareness of the presence of gays and lesbians in society. Its first appearance was in a series of Boston subway posters during 1973. The rhinoceros is characterized by a peaceful demeanor until threatened, and thus it seemed an apt symbol in the years following Stonewall. The heart on the rhinoceros reflects the common humanity of all people, and the color lavender is a symbol of glbt identity.