The small gathering of about 100 people in a park had been concerned about being attacked but were denied a police escort when they requested it.
The new flag will help recognise Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and non Anglo-Saxon people in the state’s LGBTI community.
People online quickly shared the images with one tweeter using the caption “it’s just a phase” to subvert the homophobic remark often purported by anti-gay people.
The fashion brand came under fire on social media from members of the LGBTI community.
The stripes were added in Philadelphia to be more inclusive of queer people of colour.
This weekend Victoria’s regional pride festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary.