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Pride Flags Glossary

Pride Flags Glossary

This resource page is a non-exhaustive, compilation of information about the many pride flags that some in the LGBTQIA+ community use. On this page, you’ll find the community represented by each flag, an image of the flag, a breakdown of what each of the colors and symbols on the flag means, as well as the creator or creators of each of the flags. The flags are separated by those found within the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and those that we don’t have hoisted in our center. They are listed in the chronological order in which they were released. If you would like us to add a pride flag to this list, please email rcsgs@sa.ucsb.edu!

In the Center

Philadelphia Rainbow Flag

Philadelphia Rainbow Flag

Date: June 8, 2017

Colors
Red: Life
Orange: Healing
Yellow: Sunlight
Green: Nature
Blue: Harmony/Peace
Violet: Spirit
Black & Brown: Queer People of Color

Creator: Gilbert Baker (original)

 

 

Asexual Pride Flag

Asexual Flag

Date: 2010

Colors
Black: Asexuality
Grey: The grey-area between sexual and asexual
White: Sexuality
Purple: Community

Creator: Asexual Visibility and Education Network

 

 

Bisexual Flag

Bi Flag

Date: Dec. 5, 1998

Colors
Pink: Same gender attraction
Blue: Different gender attraction
Purple: Attraction to more than one gender/attraction to non-binary individuals

Creator: Team led by Michael Page

 

 

Intersex Flag

Intersex Flag

Date: July 2013

Colors
Yellow: commonly regarded as an intersex color
Purple Circle: symbolizes wholeness and completeness

Creator: Morgan Carpenter

 

 

Lesbian Flag

Lesbian Flag

Date: 2018

Colors
Dark Orange: Gender nonconformity
Orange: Butch lesbians
Light Orange: Community
White: Unique relationships to womanhood
Pink: Serenity and peace
Dark Rose: Femininity

Creator: Emily Gwen

 

 

Nonbinary Flag

Nonbinary Flag

Date: 2014

Colors
Yellow: People who identify outside of the gender binary
White: Nonbinary people with multiple genders
Purple: Those with a mixture of both male and female genders
Black: Agender individuals

Creator: Kye Rowan

 

 

Pansexual Flag

Pansexual Flag

Date: 2010

Colors
Pink: Attraction to those who identify as female
Yellow: attraction to those who idenify as genderqueer, non-binary, agender, androgynous, or anyone who doesn’t idenfity on the male-female binary.
Blue: Attraction to those who identify as male

Creator: unknown

 

 

Trans Pride Flag

Trans Flag

Date: 1999

Colors
Light blue: Traditional color for baby boys
Pink: Traditional color for baby girls
White: Those who are transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender

Creator: Monica Helms

Not In The Center

Rainbow Flag

Rainbow Flag

Colors

Red: Life
Orange: Healing
Yellow: Sunlight
Green: Nature
Blue: Harmony/Peace
Violet: Spirit

Creator: Gilbert Baker

 

 

Polyamorous Flag

Polyamorous Flag

Date: 1995

Colors
Blue: Openness and honesty of all parties involved in the relationships.
Red: Love and passion.
Black: Solidarity with those who must hide their polyamorous relationships from the outside world.
Pi: Greek lowercase letter ‘pi’, the first letter of ‘polyamory’
Gold: The value that placed on the emotional attachment to others, whether platonic or romantic

Creator: Jim Evans

 

 

Aromantic Flag

Aromantic Flag

Date: 2014

Colors
Dark Green: Aromanticism
Light Green: The aromantic spectrum
White: platonic love and relationship
Grey: grey-aromantic and demiromantic people
Black: the sexuality spectrum

Creator: Tumblr user Cameron (@cameronwhimsy)

 

 

Demisexual Pride Flag

Demisexual Flag

Date: 2006

Colors
Black: Asexuality
Grey: Asexuality and Demi-sexuality
White: Sexuality
Purple: Community

Creator: AVEN user “sonofzeal”

 

 

Genderqueer Flag

Genderqueer Flag

Date: 2011

Colors
Lavender: Mixture of “blue” and “pink”. Represents androgyny, and people who identify as a mixture of female and male.
White: Represents agender people.
Dark Chartreuse Green: The inverse of lavender. Represents people who identify outside of and without reference to the gender binary.

Creator: Marilyn Roxie

 

 

Genderfluid Pride Flag

Genderfluid Flag

Date: 2012*

Colors
Pink: Femininity
Blue: Masculinity
Purple: Both Masculinity and Femininity
Black: The lack of genders
White: All genders

Creator: JJ Poole

* The Genderfluid flag is listed as created by JJ (lostinthoughtspaceandfantasies.tumblr.com) by Gender Wiki (https://gender.wikia.org/wiki/Pride_Flags), however images exist of the flag being flown at a June 25th, 2005 Ohio Pride Rally.

 

 

Daniel Quasar Rainbow Flag

Daniel Quasar Rainbow Flag

Date: June 7, 2018

Colors: Inclusion of Philadelphia Rainbow Flag and Trans Flag
“The arrow points to the right to show forward movement, while being along the left edge shows that progress still needs to be made."

Creator: Daniel Quasar

 

 

Grayromantic Pride Flag

Grayromantic Flag

Date: March 2015

Colors: Inversion of Aromantic Colors with Asexual Spectrum Colors

Creator: Tumblr user Vesper (@QueerAsCat)

 

 

Two-Spirit Flag

Two-Spirit Flag

Date: December 17th, 2016

Symbols
Two Feathers: Man & Woman
Circle: Unity in one

Creator: 2Sanon

 

 

Demiromantic Pride Flag

Demiromantic Flag

Date: March 2015

Colors: Inversion of Demisexual Colors with Asexual Spectrum Colors

Creator: Tumblr user Vesper (@QueerAsCat)

 

 

Leather Pride Flag

Leather Flag

Date: May 28, 1989

Colors

The creator has stated that the colors are up to interpretation, but common interpretations are:
Red Heart: love
White: Purity in an open, honest, and understanding relationship/Safety
Black: Leather
Blue: Denim

Creator: Tony DeBlase

 

 

Polysexual Pride Flag

Polysexual Flag

Date: July 11, 2012

Colors
Pink: Attraction to female-identified people
Green: Attraction to those who do not identify within the female/male binary
Blue: Attraction to male-identified people

Creator: Tumblr user Samlin

 

 

Bear Pride Flag

Bear Pride Flag

Date: 1995

Colors

The colors of the flag are meant to include the colors of the furs of animal bears throughout the world
Dark Brown
Orange/Rust
Golden Yellow
Tan
White
Gray
Black

Creator: Craig Byrnes