LGBTQIA+ Information and identities
These are just a small selection of LGBTQIA+ flags and identities. Did you know there are over 300 different flags? While some think this might be too many, it’s all part of a drive to be more inclusive of the expansive breadth of identity within the community. We are learning/understanding more about sexual identity and gender all the time.
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The LGBTQIA+ Pride Flag
This represents all the different groups of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Pride flag is a beautiful umbrella symbol for which hopefully the whole community will feel welcome to fall under. It has six distinct colours and is the most widely used symbol for LGBTQIA+ pride worldwide.
The Progress Pride Flag
Designer Daniel Quasar has reached his Kickstarter goal to produce a flag that symbolises progress with this chevron design flag. Created in 2018, the colours include the Transgender Pride (explained below) and the Philadelphia colours representing PoC and those lost to AIDS.
The Transgender Pride Flag
This flag represents transwomen (pink), transmen (blue) and those who don’t fall into a gender binary known as non-binary people (white). Designed by transwoman Monica Helms in 1999, it can be flown any way up to symbolise ‘trying to find correctness in our own lives’. Transgender people are those who identify as a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth.
The Lesbian Pride Flag
This new five-striped lesbian flag was adopted by some individuals on Twitter and Tumblr in 2018, which has led to more widespread use. The orange-pink design is intended as a replacement for the pink-and-red "lipstick" flag for the inclusivity of gender-nonconforming lesbians. From top to bottom, the selected colours represent Gender non-conformity (dark orange) – Community (light orange) – Unique relationships to womanhood (white) – Serenity and peace (pink) – Feminity (dark pink).
The Gay Men's Pride Flag
A Proposed male gay pride flag with 5 stripes, based on the 2019 lesbian pride flag with hue rotated by a half turn. Sky blue on the top, white in the middle, sea green on the bottom. There is no official gay men's flag and there are also other versions online.
The Bisexual Pride Flag
The bisexual pride flag was designed by Michael Page in 1998 to give the bisexual community its symbol comparable to the gay pride flag of the larger LGBT community. He aimed to increase the visibility of bisexuals, both among society as a whole and within the LGBT community. The colours chosen above were used as so: Pink is for same-sex/gender attraction, blue is for different sex/gender attraction, and purple is to represent the attraction across the gender spectrum and attraction to Non-binary individuals. Bisexual is an attraction to more than one gender.
The Pansexual Pride Flag
The pansexual pride flag has three horizontal stripes: pink, yellow, and blue. According to most definitions, pink represents people who are female identified, the blue represents people who are male identified, while the yellow represents nonbinary attraction. The prefix “pan-” means “all.” Similarly, pansexuality means that you're attracted to people of all genders. This includes people who don't identify with any gender (agender). Many pansexual people describe themselves as being attracted to people based on personality, not gender.
The Non-Binary Pride Flag
This flag was created in 2014 to represent people whose gender is outside of the binary of male or female. Yellow recognises being outside of a binary, white for all genders, purple for fluidity between male and female, and black for the agender community. Non-Binary is neither male nor female but somewhere in between, fluid, both, or neither
The Asexual Pride Flag
Someone who experiences little or no sexual attraction, or little or no sexual desire, or an otherwise queer disconnection from the concept of sexuality. This is commonly abbreviated to ‘ace’. The black, grey and white stripes represent the spectrum of asexuality/sexuality. The purple stripe represents community. The flag was chosen in 2010 through a fl ag design competition on the AVEN forums.
The Intersex Pride Flag
This flag updated in 2021. The circle is unbroken and un-ornamented, symbolising wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities. We are still fighting for bodily autonomy and genital integrity, and this symbolises the right to be who and how we want to be.
The Polyamory Pride Flag
This flag represents the polyamorous community- those that engage in sexual relationships with multiple partners with consent from all involved. Blue for honesty, red for love, and black for solidarity for those who are not openly poly. The Greek letter pi, the first letter in polyamory, represents the infinite emotional attachment polyamorous people hold with friends, lovers, and those in-between, rather than just sexual relationships.
The Polysexual Pride Flag
A polysexual person is someone who is sexually and/or romantically attracted to multiple genders. It is not the same as being bisexual or pansexual, although all of these sexualities involve being attracted to more than one gender. It also is not the same as being polyamorous.
The Genderfluid Pride Flag
This flag created in 2013 represents those whose gender is not fixed or constant. It has five horizontal stripes: pink for femininity, blue for masculinity, purple for both masculinity and femininity, black for the lack of gender, and white for all genders.
The Genderqueer Pride Flag
The Genderqueer flag, made in 2010, represents those who do not identify with the socially constructed norms of their biologically determined sex. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with the term Non-Binary. The flag represents androgyny with lavender, nonbinary people with green and agender identities with white.
The Aromantic Pride Flag
Someone who experiences little or no romantic attraction, or little or no romantic desire, or an otherwise queer disconnect from the applicability of the concept of romance. This is commonly abbreviated to ‘aro’. The green and light green stripes represent the aromantic spectrum, white represents non-romantic forms of attraction, love and relationships, and the grey and black stripes represents the sexuality spectrum. The fl ag was designed by Tumblr user Cameron in 2014.
The Demigender Pride Flag
Demigender is a gender identity that involves feeling a partial, but not a full, connection to particular gender identity or just to the concept of gender. Demigender people often identify as non-binary.
The Demi girl Pride Flag
The white represents the neutrality of the gender. The light pink represents the traditional colour used for femininity, which is associated with womanhood. The shades of grey indicate the partial nature of the gender.
The Demi boy Pride Flag
The demi boy flag holds meaning within its colours. The white represents the non-binary part of the gender, light blue represents the partly boy aspect, and both greys represent the spectrum within the other part of being a demi boy.
The Agender Pride Flag
Agender is a term which can be can be seen either as a non-binary gender identity or as a statement of not having a gender identity. People who identify as agender may describe themselves as one or more of the following:
Genderless or lacking gender.
Gender-neutral. This may be meant in the sense of being neither man nor woman yet still having a gender.
Not knowing or not caring about gender, as an internal identity and/or as an external label.
Deciding not to label their gender.
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