If you're attending a Pride event, you'll see so many awesome colored flags around.
Do you actuallyknow what they mean and who they represent and celebrate?
Increase your awareness to support the cause by learning more about popular Pride flags!
1. The Rainbow Flag
The most popular Pride flag and is what many associate with Pride and the LGBTQ+ community.
It was designed by Gilbert Baker and was first launched in San Francisco in June 1978. After the assassination of activist Harvey Milk (Baker's friend and inspiration for the flag) in late 1978, demand for the flag increased and it's been popular ever since .
Each color on the flag represents what was then the LGBT movement:
❤️ red = life
🧡 orange = healing
💛 yellow = sunlight
💚 green = nature
💙 blue = harmony
💜 purple = spirit
2. The Progress Pride Flag
This is an inclusive flag that represents the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
The world's changed a lot since 1978, so it's only natural that the rainbow flag has also developed over the years.
The latest 2021 redesign was created by Valentino Vecchietti and launched by the Intersex Equality Rights UK group.
What do the extra colors mean and when were they added?
Brown and black stripes represent people of color.
Pink, pale blue, and white stripes represent the transgender community.
A purple circle against a yellow background represents the intersex community.
3. Community Flags
More than 50 pride flags exist within the LGBTQ+ community.
Each one celebrates the range of sexual orientations and gender identities that exist today.
Check out the pride flags of some popular communities and what their colors represent:
🧡 oranges: gender non-conformity, independence, community
🤍 white: unique relationships to womanhood
💗 pinks: serenity and peace, love and sex, femininity
💗 pinks: same-gender attraction
💜 purple: attraction to all genders
💙 blues: different gender attraction
💛 yellow: genders outside of the binary
🤍 white: all or many genders
💜 purple: mix of female and male genders
🖤 black: identify without a gender
💙 blue: traditional color for baby boys
💗 pink: traditional color for baby girls
🤍 white: represents "those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender"
🖤 black: asexuality
🖤🤍 grey: the area between sexuality and asexuality
🤍 white: sexuality
💜 purple: community
💗 pink: women
💛 yellow: nonbinary and gender-nonconforming
💙 blue: men
🤔 Time For A Knowledge Check!
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Rubin is excited to attend their first Pride event soon. They would like to wear the intersex flag at a Pride event.
Can you help Rubin out by identifying which flag from above represents intersex people?
Ready to test out your newfound flag knowledge?
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