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What are the Pride Flags?

Updated: Jul 31, 2022

Pride month is celebrated the whole month of June. (June 1 to June 30). Pride month is now being called LGTBQ Pride month. (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) It is set in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the works to achieve equal justice and opportunity for individuals who are LGTBQ.

There are a host of celebrations that occur during Pride Month. These celebrations may include: pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, concerts, etc.

I want to highlight the different LGBTQ flags for you today. The pride flags have changed and grew overtime.

Gilbert Baker Flag - 1978

The colors have the following meanings:

Pink: Sex

Red: Life

Orange: Healing

Yellow: Sunlight

Green: Nature

Turquoise: Magic

Blue: Harmony

Violet: Spirit

The 1978 - 1999 Pride Flag

The number of colors decreased because the pink color was hard to come by.

Rainbow Gay Pride Flag

This flag is used to symbolize the overall LGBTQ community. Organizations and Businesses to show that their environment is a safe place for everyone.

Philadelphia’s People of Color Inclusive Flag - 2017

Created to give representation to black and brown people.

Queer People of Color Flag

It represents solidarity with the BLM movement and the intersection of the queer and Black communities.

“Progress” Pride Flag - 2018

It has the colors and stripes from Philly’s version of the pride flag and the colors of the transgender pride flag.

Bisexual Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Pink (or magenta): Same-sex attraction

(Royal) blue: Opposite-sex attraction

Purple (lavender): Attraction to both sexes.

Pansexual Flag - 2010

Pink News says it’s unclear who actually created this flag, but ever since it started showing up online in 2010, it’s become a symbol of attraction to all genders.

Polysexual Flag

This flag was created on tumblr in 2012

Asexual Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Black: Represents Asexuality as a whole

Gray: Represents gray asexuality and demisexuality. Demisexuality is defined as no sexual attraction unless there is a strong emotional bond according to AVEN.

White: Represents sexuality

Purple: Represents community

Demisexual Flag

They exist on the Asexual spectrum.

Lesbian Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Darkest Orange: Gender non-conformity

Middle Orange: Independence

Lightest Orange: Community

White: Unique relationships to womanhood

Lightest Pink: Serenity and peace

Middle Pink: Love and sex

Darkest Pink: Femininity

Intersex Flag - 2013

Gold or yellow: Inspired by a story told by fellow intersex individual Mani Mitchell to reclaim the slur “hermaphrodite” used against the intersex community.

Purple Circle: In the interview, Carpenter said, “The circle is about us being unbroken, about being whole and complete,” as well as the right for Intersex people to make decisions about their bodies.

Transgender Flag

The meaning of the colors.

Blue: Represents boys

Pink: Represents girls

White: Represents people who are transitioning, have no gender or are gender neutral

Genderqueer Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Lavender: Represents androgyny

White: Represents agender identities

Green: Represents non-binary people

Genderfluid Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Pink: Represents femininity

White: Represents all genders

Purple: Represents both masculinity and feminity

Black: Represents a lack of gender

Blue: Represents masculinity

Agender Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Black and white: Represent an absence of gender

Gray: Semi-genderlessness

Green: Non-binary genders

Aromantic Flag

In this flag the gray and black represent all aromantic sexualities, both asexual and sexual.

Non-Binary Flag

The meaning of the colors:

Yellow: Represents genders outside of the gender binary

White: Represents people who identify with many or all genders

Purple: Represents genders that are a combination of male and female

Black: Represents people who are agender

Polyamory Flag

The pi symbolizes the infinite partners. While , the golden color represents emotional connection, as opposed to sexual love.

Straight Ally Flag

This flag represents those who support the LGBTQ community.

Metagender Flag

They consider themselves neither cis nor trans.

“Intersex Progress” Pride Flag

This flag was created for intersex equality rights and to increase allyship with the LGBTQ community.

A fun fact- To recognize evolving Identity the former LGBTQ community is now LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual and members of the community not included in the acronym)

When All Americans Are Treated As Equals, No Matter Who They Are Or Whom They Love, We Are All More Free.
- Barack Obama

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2022년 6월 13일

Enjoyed this. Didn't realize all the different flags and the colors.

Keaire Reese
Keaire Reese
2022년 6월 20일
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Thanks for reading.

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