Updated: Aug 23
Every June we see rainbows all over social media, billboards, and businesses. This is because June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Did you know that there are actually more than one flags that represent the LGBTQ+ community? Take some time and learn! Your LGBTQ+ friends will appreciate you learning about THEIR culture.
A new lesbian flag model was introduced in 2018. The colors include:
Dark Orange: Gender Nonconformity
Light Orange: Community
White: Unique Relationships to Womanhood
Pink: Serenity and Peace
Dusty Pink: Love and Sex
Dark Rose: Femininity
Introduced on December 5, 1998, the bisexual pride flag was developed to increase visibility of bisexuals in the LGBT community.
The meaning of the colors are:
Pink: Sexual attraction to the same sex only (gay/lesbian)
Blue: Sexual attraction to the opposite sex only (straight) Purple, the result of the pink and blue overlapping: Sexual attraction to both sexes (bi)
The Transgender Pride Flag was designed by transgender woman Monica Helms in 1999. The meaning of the flags colorings as follows:
Light Blue - The traditional color for baby boys
Pink- The traditional color for baby girls
The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives.
The non-binary flag was created in 2014 by activist Kye Rowan. Each stripe color represents different types of non-binary identities:
Yellow: People who identify outside of the gender binary
White: People with multiple genders
Purple: Those with a mix of both male/female genders
Black: Agender individuals.
In 2013, Morgan Carpenter, of Intersex Human Rights, created the intersex flag. Intersex Human Rights describes the circle as "unbroken and unornamented, symbolizing wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities. We are still fighting for bodily autonomy and genital integrity, and this symbolizes the right to be who and how we want to be".
The pansexual pride flag developed in 2010. It has three horizontal bars that are pink, yellow, and blue.
Pink: Being attracted to women
Blue: Being attracted to men
Yellow: Being attracted to everyone else.
(such as non-binary gender, agender, bigender or genderfluid)
The asexual pride flag was created in August 2010.
The colors represent the following:
Gray: Gray-asexuals and demisexuals
Gender Fluid Pride
The gender-fluid pride flag was created in 2012.
This flag features 5 different colors to encompass the meaning of gender fluidity.
White: All Genders
Purple: Mixture of Femininity and Masculinity
Black: Lack of Gender
The aromantic pride flag has five stripes each signifying something about the aromantic identity.
Light Green: The Aromantic Spectrum
White: Aesthetic Attraction
Gray: Gray-Aromantic and Demiromantic People
Black: The Sexuality Spectrum
Straight Ally Pride
The straight ally pride flag was designed in the early 2000s. The flag consists of black and white stripes, representing straight and cisgender individuals. The classic LGBTQ pride colors are shown in the letter ‘A’ written in the middle of the flag. This letter represents the word ally.
In June 2018, Daniel Quasar released a redesign of the classic LGBTQ flag that incorporates elements from the trans pride flag. This new flag includes a chevron that features black, brown, light blue, pink, and white stripes to bring those communities to the forefront. “The arrow points to the right to show forward movement while being along the left edge shows that progress still needs to be made."
Sources: Ellen DeGeneres Instagram