The Danish postal service, PostNord, has introduced a new rainbow-colored stamp to highlight the fight for LGBTQ equality and celebrate diversity.
On 30. March 2017 PostNord added the rainbow to their stamp collection thus following in the footsteps of their Swedish division who issued the World’s first Pride stamp in 2016. The stamp has been issued to acknowledge the fight for equal rights that LGBTQ people have been fighting for decades and to highlight the values of diversity.
The stamp which has a rainbow heart on it, also includes keywords related to the pride movement; Inclusion, Tolerance, Equality and Diversity.
“The stamp is a strong and clear symbol of all human beings’ equal worth and the strengths that lie in people’s unique differences and characteristics”, said Martin Pingel, Head of Design at PostNord.
PostNord has consulted with Copenhagen Pride throughout the creative process in order to make sure that the stamp reflects the core values of the pride movement.
“Our vision is to create a world where everyone can love and live freely and in safety, and the rainbow flag has become a symbol of love and the continuous struggle towards equality for all sexualities and gender identities. We are proud to have this stamp introduced in Denmark enabling us to add an extra splash of colour and diversity to the letters in the mailbox”, said Lars Henriksen, chair of Copenhagen Pride.
You can buy the stamp for 8 DKK at your local postage office or online at postnord.dk.