This Tartan has been adopted by and created for the LGBTQ community. All proceeds will be donated to Oasis.... A Queer youth support organization. The registration of this Ronnie Hek design reputed to be especially for the Gay (homosexual) community, caused quite a stir in the conventional Scottish Tartans Society and reputedly resulted in a dismissal. Scottish Tartans Authority would not accept a tartan for recording with the same name as an existing one but weavers and designers often don't bother checking prior to naming a new tartan and the Scottish Tartans Authority is presented with a fait accompli as in this case when the Rainbow tartan from Aljean of Canada predates it by some 25 years. Count doubled for display purposes. Excerpt from a website retailer: 'Tartan is one of the trendiest fabrics around but did you know there's a plaid specially designed for the gay community? Called Rainbow tartan, the pattern was created to incorporate the colours of the rainbow and is now available in a variety of garments and gifts.'
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