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10 LGBTQIA+ Pride Flags And Their Meanings

By Jennifer Moreno

LGBTQIA+ Flags meaning

LGBTQIA+ Pride flags are colorful and meaningful! Here’s what each one represents.

It’s true that lots of people associate the rainbow flag with the LGBTQIA+ community, but there are so many others that people connect with too. These flags represent, awareness, acceptance, pride, and joy.

Original Rainbow Pride Flag

1. Original Rainbow

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official in California, challenged the activist Gilbert Baker to design a symbol of hope for all the gay community. This original design had eight stripes, and it also included the color pink. Baker wanted to create “something that was positive and celebrated love”. The colors have different meanings:

  • Pink: Sex
  • Red: Life
  • Orange: Healing
  • Yellow: Sunlight
  • Green: Nature
  • Turquoise: Magic
  • Blue: Harmony
  • Violet: Spirit

 

Philly Pride Flag

2. Philadelphia People of Color Inclusive Flag

The city of Philadelphia redesigned its flag in 2017, adding brown and black at the top. Their mission was to promote diversity, inclusion, and honor the lives of queer people of color in the LGBTQ+ community. This was all part of a new inclusivity campaign called #MoreColorMorePride

 

Progress Rainbow Pride Flag

3. Progress Rainbow Flag

This flag was designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018, it takes inclusion even further, emphasizing five colors. This flag includes black, brown, and also represents the Transgender community with the baby blue, pink, and white.

 

Bisexual Pride Flag

4. Bisexual Flag

Michael Page introduced this flag in 1998. His goal was to spotlight bisexual people within the LGBTQ+ community. It features three different colors:

  • Pink: same-sex attraction
  • Purple: attraction to both sexes
  • Blue: attraction only to the opposite sex

 

Trans Pride Flag

5. Trans Flag

Monica Helms, a transgender activist made this flag back in 1999. Light blue and pink represent boys and girls. White stands for intersex, and for those who are transitioning or have a neutral/undefined gender.

 

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Pansexual Pride Flag

6. Pansexual Flag

This flag, created in 2010, was made to distinguish pansexuality from bisexuality, and it represents an interest in all genders.

  • Pink: women
  • Blue: men
  • Yellow: nonbinary attraction

 

Asexual Pride Flag

7. Asexual Flag

Asexuality is defined by a lack of sexual attraction. This flag was created back in 2010 in order to bring attention and awareness to this community.

  • Black: Asexuality
  • Gray: Gray asexuality and demisexuality (no sexual attraction, unless there is a strong emotional bond)
  • White: Sexuality
  • Purple: Community

 

Genderqueer Flag

8. Genderqueer Flag

This flag created by Marylin Roxie in 2011, represents those people identifying themselves outside the gender binary.

  • Lavender: Androgyny
  • White: Agender
  • Green: Non-binary people

 

Lesbian Flag

9. Lesbian Flag

The original lesbian flag had a red kiss mark on the left corner, but in 2018 this new version introduced more colors that represent the following:

  • Dark Orange: Gender non-conformity
  • Middle Orange: Independence
  • Light Orange: Community
  • White: Unique relationships to womanhood
  • Light Pink: Serenity and peace
  • Mid Pink: Love and sex
  • Dark Pink: Femininity

 

Non Binary Pride Flag

10: Non-Binary Flag

This flag created in 2014 by Kye Rowan, represents the non -binary people.

  • Yellow: Genders outside of the gender binary.
  • White: People who identify with many, or all genders.
  • Purple: Genders that identify as a male and female mix.
  • Black: People who have no gender.

Also, see: Seattle Pride Is Going Virtual This Year, And They’ve Finally Announced Their Music Lineup

Tags: drag, lgtbi+, pride