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Queer Community Flags

Common flags that represent the LGBT2Q+ Community

Editorial Staff September 14, 2018
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Aromantic

Created by - Cameron Whimsy (2014)

The green and light green represent aromanticism and the aro-spectrum; The white stripe represents friendship/platonic and aesthetic attraction/queerplatonic relationships/family, the importance and validity of all non-romantic relationships and feelings and non-romantic forms of love etc.; the black and grey stripes represent  the sexuality spectrum - acknowledging aro-aces, aromantic allosexuals, and everything in between.

 

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Asexual

Created by Asexual Visibility & Education Network (2010)

The black stripe stands for asexuality; the grey stripe for grey-asexuality or demisexuality; the white for non-asexual partners and allies; the purple for the asexual community and the wider community as a whole.

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Bear

Created By - Craig Byrnes (1996)

The colours of the flag are meant to include the colours of the furs of animal bears throughout the world, not necessarily referring to human skin and hair colour tones: Dark brown, orange/rust, golden yellow, tan, white, gray, and black. The flag was designed with inclusion in mind.

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Bisexual

Created by - Michael Page (1998)

The pink color represents sexual attraction to the same sex only; blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes. 

The purple blending into the blue and pink also symbolizes how bisexual people often blend unnoticed into both queer and straight communities.

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Genderfluid

Created by - JJ Poole (2012)

This flag represents the fluctuations and the flexibility of gender in genderfluid people.

The colors of this flag include pink for femininity, blue for masculinity, purple representing the combination of femininity and masculinity, white for non-gender and black for all genders including third genders.

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Genderqueer

Created by - Marilyn Roxie (2010)

The lavender is a mix of the traditional blue and pink gender colors to represent people who comprise either of these genders, the green is the inverse of lavender for those who identify outside the binary, and the white represents gender neutrality or agender identities.

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Intersex

Created by - Intersex Human Rights Australia (2013)

The design on this flag uses the colour yellow which is typically regarded as representing hermaphrodite. Both yellow and purple are also colors not typically associated with a specific gender.  The unbroken and unornamented circle represents wholeness and completeness. It also represents the current fight for the right to be who and how intesex people want to be.

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Leather

Created by - Tony DeBlase (1989)

The leather pride flag is not associated with any particular sexual gender preference (though it’s used most commonly by gay men) but instead indicates a preference for kink.

The creator of the flag left the meaning purposefully vague, wishing for the community to have diverse interpretations. The most common interpretation of the flag is: black is for leather and for permanence; blue is for devotion, loyalty, and community; white is for purity and innocence; and the red heart is for the love of leatherfolk for each other and for their community

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Lesbian

This flag is commonly seen online but is not used by the lgbt2q+ community. It is a variant of the lipstick lesbian flag and is mostly found in commercial spaces. There is no known accepted lesbian flag to represent the community.

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Lipstick Lesbian

Created by - thislesbianlife.wordpress.com (2010)

Designed in response to there being no flags representing the Lesbian community and the invisibility of being a lipstick femme within the community. The flag has not widely caught on and many folks in the community refuse to use this flag because of the creator's history of racism.

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Non-Binary

Created by - Kye Rowan (2014)

The yellow symbolizes gender outside a binary; White, a mix of all colors, represents those with many or all genders; Purple stands in for those who feel both binary male and female or fluid between them; black is for the agender community

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Pansexual

Creator - Jasper [justjasper.tumblr] (2010)

Blue represents attraction to men; pink represents attraction to women and yellow represents non-binary attraction.

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Rainbow Pride

Created by - Gilbert Baker (1978)

The rainbow flag is seen at Pride events all around the world and is often used as a collective symbol for the entire LGBTQ community. The original flag had 8 colours. This 6 colour version is the flag that is widely used today and was adopted in 1979.
Red represents Life; Orange represents Healing; Yellow represents Sunlight; Green represents Nature; Blue represents Magic/Art;  Purple represents Spirit.

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Trans

Created by - Monica Helms (1999)

The Trans flag consists of five horizontal stripes. The top and bottom stripes are Light Blue to represent trans men, the stripes next to them are light pink to represent trans women and the white stripe in the centre represents the non-binary community.

Two Spirit Flag

Two-Spirit