What does Hendrix have to do with the gay crowd? The color purple is the color for gay pride. In the Teletubbies, Tinky Winky is purple. Everybody thought Tinky Winky was gay because he’s purple. The name don’t help either. Where does Hendrix fit in with this. One of Hendrix’s biggest songs is “Purple Haze.” There’s a line in it that goes, “Scuse me while I kiss this guy.” The gay crowd heard the song, love it and adopted purple as their color.