LGBTQ+ Information and identities
These are just a small selection of LGBTQ+ 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 breath of identity within the community. We are learning/understanding more about sexual identity and gender all the time.
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The LGBTQ+ Pride Flag
This represents all the different groups of LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 of the pink-and-red "lipstick" flag for inclusivity of gender nonconforming lesbians. From top to bottom, the selected colors represent: Gender non-conformity (dark orange) – Community (light orange) – Unique relationships to womanhood (white) – Serenity and peace (pink) – Feminity (dark pink).
The Gay Mens Pride Flag
In the mid-2010s, gay activist Valentin Belyaev posted his version of the gay man flag. This flag consisted of shades of azure and blue, symbolizes the diversity of the gay community and is an analog of the traditional lesbian flag, consisting of shades of rose and red. In 2019 the flag was updated to 5 stripes (As seen) , based on the New 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.
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 colors chosen above were used as so: The 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 attaction 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, the 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
The flag consists of four horizontal stripes: black, grey, white, and purple from top to bottom. The black stripe represents asexuality, the grey stripe representing the grey-area between sexual and asexual, the white stripe sexuality, and the purple stripe community.It’s important to remember that asexuality is an umbrella term, and exists on a spectrum. Asexual people – also known as “Ace” or “Aces” – may have little interest in having sex, even though most desire emotionally intimate relationships. Within the ace community there are many ways for people to identify.
The Intersex Pride Flag
This flag created in 2013 has non-gendered colours to represent living outside the binary of gender. Intersex people are those who are born with variations or combinations of sex characteristics such as hormones, chromosomes, genitals and secondary sex organs that normally define a person's sex. Intersex is a general term used for a variety of situations in which a person is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't fit the boxes of “female” or “male.”
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 polyamourous 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.