Freedom rings

Freedom rings, designed by David Spada, are six aluminum rings, each in one of the colors of the rainbow flag. They were released in 1991.[1] Symbolizing happiness and diversity, these rings are worn by themselves or as part of necklaces, bracelets, and key chains.[1]

They have also been referred to as:

  • "Fruit Loops".[2]
  • "Gay Pride Freedom Rings": by[3]
  • "Rainbow Freedom Rings": by[3]
  • "Rainbow Rings": by Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium[4]


  • Bi Pride Freedom Rings, are three rings, each in one of the colors of the Bisexual pride flag (pink, purple, and blue).[5]
  • Heart with Rainbow Rings, red metal heart with freedom rings attached.[4]
  • Leather Pride Ring(s), similar to Leather Pride flag, but with 5 rings (black, blue, white with red heart attached, blue, black) instead of the flag's nine stripes.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Van Gelder, Lindsy. "Thing; Freedom Rings", 1992-06-21. Retrieved on 2010-07-21. 
  2. Green, Jonathon (2006). Cassell's Dictionary of Slang. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.. ISBN 0-304-36636-6. Retrieved on 2007-11-15. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rainbow Freedom Rings Necklace - Gay & Lesbian LGBT Pride Chain - Pride Shack. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Heart w/ Rainbow Rings Necklace – Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  5. Bi Pride Freedom Rings Necklace - Bisexual LGBT Pride Chain - Pride Shack. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  6. Leather Pride Ring Necklace - Gays & Gadgets Amsterdam. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
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