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The Complete Guide To Queer Pride Flags

The Complete Guide To Queer Pride Flags

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Everyone knows that each flag has a different meaning! But if you don't, here is a complete guide of the different queer pride flags!

We’ve come a long way. Despite certain political advances, my generation (millennials and gen z) manage to showcase a relentless effort to ensure that everyone is heard, welcomed and accepted.

Queer Pride Flags represent a sense of community and inclusivity. When it comes to learning about Queer Pride flags there are two main people you should probably know.

1. Harvey Milk: Challenged Gilbert Baker to create a symbol of Pride for the gay community in the 1970s

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2. Gilbert Baker: Created the original Pride Flag. Once famously said “[Queer people] need something that was positive, that celebrated our love.”

Here is your complete guide to Queer Pride Flags.

1.The LGBTQ+ Flag

Everyone recognises this flag. Gilbert Baker (remember him ^) made the flag in order to help Queer people feel like they belong to a community.

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Here is a list of what all of the colours represent:

Red: Life

Orange: Healing

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Yellow: Sunlight

Green: Nature

Blue: Harmony

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Purple: Spirit

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2.Bisexual Flag

This flag was created by Michael Page in 1998 and clearly shows two stereotypically feminine and masculine colours merging into one another in order to make purple. The main aim of this flag was to help bisexual people establish their own identity.

3.Pansexual Flag

The pansexual flag was created in 2010. It’s important to note that this flag is different from the bisexual flag because each colour represents a pansexual individual’s interest in all genders as partners, for example:

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Pink: People on the female-spectrum

Yellow: Non-binary and gender non-conforming people

Blue: People on the male-spectrum

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4.Asexual Flag

Asexuality is commonly used to describe someone doesn’t feel any sexual attraction.

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Many leaders such as Asexual Visibility and Education Network created an asexual flag in 2010. Every colour used in this flag has a meaning, for example:

Black: Asexuality

Grey: Asexuality and demi-sexuality (An individual that cannot experience sexual connection without establishing an emotional connection first)

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White: Non-asexual partners

Purple: Represents the community

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5.Transgender Flag

The transgender flag was created by a transgender woman called Monica Helms in 1999. The transgender flag could be seen as a concept because the flag represents a journey. For example, Helms stated that “the stripes at the top and bottom are light blue which is the traditional colour for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink because that’s the traditional colour for baby girls”.

Light Blue: Stereotypically considered to be the colour for baby boys

Light Pink:  Stereotypically considered to be the colour for girls

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White: People that are either transitioning or intersex. It could also represent people that consider themselves as neutral or having an undefined gender.

6.Genderfluid Flag

This flag was created by JJ Poole in 2012.

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Here’s what each stripe represents:

Pink: Femininity

Blue: Masculinity

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Purple: Femininity and masculinity

Black: Lack of gender

White: All Genders

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7.Polysexual Flag

Polysexual is when you are attracted to multiple or many genders but not all (unlike Pansexuality.)

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The Polysexual flag is similar to the pansexual flag the only difference is that the yellow is replaced with green.

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8.Non-binary Flag

The non-binary flag was made by Kye Rowan, a seventeen-year-old activist in 2014.

The colours on this flag convey the following:

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Yellow: Represents gender that exists outside of and with no reference to the binary

White: People that identify with many or all genders

Purple: People that identify with both genders

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Black: People that don’t use gender to identify themselves

9. Agender Flag

Agender: often used by a person that does not identify themselves through a particular gender. This flag was created by Salem X in 2014.

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This is what the colours represent:

Black and white stripes: Convey the absence of gender

Grey: Represents someone that identifies as semi-genderless

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Green: Non-binary gender

10.Intersex flag Flag

This flag was created in 2013 by Morgan Carpenter and the circle represents wholeness and simplicity. Carpenter believes this flag represents “the right to be who and how we want to be”

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11. Genderqueer Flag

Each colour on this flag represents different Genderqueer identities:

The lavender is used to represent mixing traditional male and female colours together in order to create lavender.

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Marilyn Roxie chose lavender because this colour represents androgynes and androgyny.

White represents agender identity and the dark green is for those who identify with a third gender and not to the binary.

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12.People of colour-inclusive Flag

This flag was created to celebrate Queer people of colour in 2017.  The flag has additional black and brown strips on the top of the LGBTQ+ flag to indicate inclusivity.

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Each flag has so much history and love that hopefully this complete guide to queer pride flags has helped you gain some more clarity on Queer Pride flags and what they represent.

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