The non-profit organization Planting Peace has just sent a Pride flag into space for the first time in history. Sending the flag up via a high-altitude balloon (strapped with a GoPro), the organization hopes to send the message that there should be an understanding that LGBT rights are human rights and should be universally recognized.
The flag reached an altitude of 21.1 miles above the earth.
Planting Peace wrote:
Our hope was to create the largest safe SPACE possible for our LGBTQ community. It also offered us a chance to reinforce, in a peaceful, beautiful way, our ongoing message to our LGBTQ family:
You are loved, valued and beautiful.
There is nothing wrong with you.
You are not alone, and we will stand with you.