Yes, you heard right! There are several different Pride flags and not just the rainbow flag. Each community has its own flag. What a nice way to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA + community!
We’ll show you what the different Pride flags look like and what they mean.
These Pride flags are there
Each of the Pride flags has its very own story and its very own individual coloring with its own meaning. We’ll introduce you to a few of them and get you in the mood once more Pride Month 2021 a.
1. LGBT+ Pride Flag
Emergence: The rainbow flag is superordinate and representative of the entire LGBTQIA + community and is waved at every Pride Parade every year. On the face of it, it is above all a sign of hope. It was designed in 1978 in San Francisco by Gilbert Baker. Originally it consisted of two other stripes: pink and turquoise. However, these were canceled due to printing difficulties.
Importance: Red = life, orange = healing, yellow = sun, green = nature, blue = harmony, purple = spirituality
2. Lesbian Pride Flag
Emergence: On Twitter, the original lesbian flag has been associated with anti-trans and butchophobia because of its pink stripes. That’s why Emily Gwen designed this flag that should include all lesbians, including trans lesbians, non-binary lesbians, lesbians who do not use the she / her pronoun. There is a simplified form with only five stripes and one with seven, but the meaning always remains the same.
Importance: (Read the strips from top to bottom) Gender conformity, independence, community, special relationship with femininity, clarity and peace, love and sex, and femininity
3. Bisexual Pride Flag
Emergence: This flag was designed by Michael Page in order to offer the bi + sexual community its own symbol and to increase its visibility on the one hand in the queer community, but also in society on the other.
Importance: Pink = same-sex love, blue = love for another gender, purple = love for a person, regardless of where they are on the gender spectrum
4. Pansexuelle Pride Flag
Emergence: This flag was designed by Jasper V. in 2010 and has been representative of the pansexual community ever since.
Importance: Magenta = sexual attraction to people who are on the female gender spectrum, cyan = sexual attraction to people who are on the male gender spectrum, yellow = sexual attraction to non-binary people.
5. Polysexuelle Pride Flag
Emergence: This flag was created by a Tumblr user and combines the two flags for pan and bisexuality. It differs from pansexuality in that a polysexual person is sexually attracted to several genders, but not to all.
importance: Pink = sexual attraction to people who are on the female gender spectrum, blue = sexual attraction to people who are on the male gender spectrum, green = sexual attraction to non-binary people
6. Trans Pride Flag
Origin: It was designed by Monica Helms in 1999 and waved for the first time a year later at the Pride Parade in Phoenix, Arizona.
importance: Light blue = masculinity, pink = femininity, white = non-binary, intersex and transitioning people
7. Intersex Pride Flag
Emergence: This flag was designed by the organization ‘Intersex International Australia’ in 2013. No gender-specific colors were intentionally chosen for the colors in order to remain as neutral as possible. In addition, the circle has a very special meaning, because intersex persons are still fighting today for their right to physical and genital integrity.
Importance: Circle = symbolizes the unbroken, the wholeness and the potential of inter * -persons. Thus, the circle should symbolize the right of inter * persons to be as they are and want to be.
8. Genderqueer / Non-binary Pride Flag
Origin: This Pride flag was designed by Marilyn Rose in 2011 for genderqueere and non-binary people.
Importance: Lavender = mixture of light blue (male) and pink (female) and stands for androgyny, white = symbolizes gendered people, green = opposite color to purple for people who do not identify with the gender binary.
9. The new LGBTQ + Pride flag for more inclusion
The Pride flag is updated again and again to include all individual communities. This flag becomes the official Extended rainbow flag with the arrow on the left. This arrow is intended to draw attention to other marginalized communities. The brown and black stripes should include people of color, the light blue, pink and white stripes should indicate the Trans flag and the yellow background and purple circle should also include inter * people.