Most of us are familiar with the rainbow colored Pride flag which is widely known to represent the LGBTQIA+ community. This flag has been around since the late 1970s! Today, there are over 50 different Pride flags with different meanings. In this blog, we have a look at 5 of the lesser known flags and the meaning behind each of them!
Lesbian Pride Flag
The first official Lesbian Pride flag was created in 2010, however there were issues with it not being inclusive enough for masculine expressing lesbians. The flag above, was created in 2018, and is a much more inclusive representation for Lesbian Pride. The orange and red represent independence, community and gender non-conformity. The white stripe represents a unique relationship to womanhood, with the pink representing love, peace, sex and femininity.
Bisexual Pride Flag
The Bisexual Pride flag has been around since 1998! The pink represents attraction to people of the same gender, the blue represents attraction to those of an opposite or different gender, and the purple represents having an attraction to two or more genders.
Pansexual Pride Flag
The Pansexual Pride flag has been around since the early 2010s. Although it’s not known who created the flag, it was first shared on Tumblr, and has since become known as the official Pansexual Pride flag. The pink represents people who identify as a woman, the blue represents people that identify as a man and the yellow represents any and all other genders on the vast gender spectrum. Pansexual people are attracted to all genders, not only two like Bisexual people.
Transgender Pride Flag
The Transgender Pride flag was created in 1999 by a transgender woman. She took her flag with her to a Pride march in 2000, and since then this has been the official flag representing Transgender individuals. The blue represents the traditional colour for baby boys, the pink represents the traditional colour for baby girls and the white represents individuals who are transitioning, have no gender or are neutral about their gender, it also represents intersex individuals.
Non- Binary Pride Flag
This flag was created in 2014 and it aims to include the distinctly unique experience of Non-binary people. The yellow represents people who don’t identify with the gender they’ve been assigned at birth. The white represents people with all or multiple genders, the purple represents people with mixed genders and the black represents people who don’t identify with any gender.