The Progress Pride Flag

In the past, people have used the traditional 6 colour rainbow Pride flag which symbolizes the overall 2SLGBTQ+ community. However recently, many have switched to ‘The Progress Flag’ which was created by Daniel Quasar in 2018 for greater emphasis on inclusion and progression and more clearly represents the trans community, people of colour, and people living with aids. It features black and brown stripes to include people of colour, and baby blue, pink, and white to include the trans flag. The arrow pointing to the right symbolizes forward movement.

TV personality Dr Ranj told Forbes that “The intention was never to replace or erase what the Pride flag was and we need to remember that. But since it’s high time we recognized the value of all parts of the community, perhaps this is a good reminder to move to the Progress flag from now on.”

Transgender Pride Flag

The Transgender Pride Flag was created by American trans woman Monica Helms in 1999. Helms said “The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender.”

Bisexual Pride Flag

This flag was created in 1998 by Michael Page who wanted to spotlight bisexual people within the LGBTQ+ community. The blue and pink represent the stereotypical colors for boys and girls, overlapping to create lavender representing attraction to both sexes.

Pansexual Pride Flag

This one was created in 2010 to distinguish pansexuality from bisexuality. The pink represents those who identify as female, blue represents those who identify as male, and the yellow in the middle represents nonbinary people. It’s meaning is interest in all genders and sexualities.

Genderfluid Pride Flag

The Genderfluid Pride Flag was created by JJ Poole in 2012. The flag has, from top to bottom, pink, white, purple, black, and blue stripes. The pink represents femininity, the white represents lack of gender, the purple represents a mixture of masculinity and femininity, the black represents all genders, and the blue represents masculinity.

Asexual Pride Flag

This flag was created in 2010, consisting of black, gray, white, and purple stripes. The black represents asexuality, the grey represents grey-asexuality and demi-sexuality, the white represents non-asexual partners and allies, and the purple represents community.

Non-Binary Pride Flag

The Non-Binary Pride Flag was created by Kyle Rowan in 2014. The yellow represents those whose gender falls outside of and without reference to the binary, white represents people with many or all genders, purple represents those whose gender identity falls somewhere between male/female or is a mix of them and black represents people who feel they are without a gender.

Two-Spirit Pride Flag

The Two-Spirit Pride Flag refers to the umbrella term used by some queer Native American individuals with traditional and cultural understandings of gender roles and identity. The rainbow colours represent LGBTQ+ identities, the two feathers represent feminine and masculine identities, and the circle represents the unification of those identities into a separate gender.

Be You. Be Different. Be Proud.

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