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We Found the Meaning of These 8 LGBTQ+ Flags to Prepare You for Pride Month

Most of us are familiar with the rainbow flag, the all-encompassing flag for the LGBTQ+ community, but there are many other flags, all with different meanings and beautiful colors that represent the individual situations of people in the community.

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1. The original flag

The first instance of a flag for the movement was the 8-stripe rainbow flag, created by Gilbert Baker in 1978. Each color represents something different:

  • Hot pink is sexuality.
  • Red is life.
  • Orange is healing.
  • Yellow is sunlight.
  • Green is nature.
  • Turquoise is magic.
  • Blue is serenity.
  • Violet is spirit.

2. The most popular flag

The flag that ended up becoming the most popular symbol of LGBTQ+ pride dropped the hot pink and turquoise model in 1979. It has red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet stripes.

3. The bisexual pride flag

The flag that represents the “B” in LGBTQ+ was created for bisexual people in 1998 by Michael Page. The meaning behind its colors is:

  • Pink for attraction to the same sex.
  • Purple for attraction to all genders or more than one.
  • Royal blue for attraction to the opposite sex only.

4. The trans pride flag

The “T” in LGBTQ+ is represented by this flag, created in 1999 by Monica Helms. According to its creator, the flag is symmetrical so you can fly it both ways, signifying finding correctness in life. The colors also have the following meaning:

  • Light blue is the traditional color for baby boys.
  • Light pink is the traditional color for baby girls.
  • The white is representative of transitioning or staying as a neutral, undefined gender.

5. The gay pride flag

The 5 stripes on the gay flag were created in 2019 by a Tumblr user as the rainbow flag grew to represent the whole community. However, this one was created specifically for the “G” in LGBTQ+. Its colors mean:

  • Turquoise to green stand for community, healing, and joy.
  • White is representative of non-binary, transgender, and all gender-nonconforming identities.
  • Blue to purple is pure love, fortitude, and diversity.

6. The lesbian pride flag

The latest version of the flag for the “L” in LGBTQ+ was created in 2010 and modified in 2018. It has 7 stripes in a red to pink gradient.

7. The gender-fluid pride flag

This flag was created for gender-fluid people in 2012 by JJ Poole, and its colors mean:

  • Pink is femininity.
  • White represents all genders.
  • Purple represents both femininity and masculinity.
  • Black is the lack of gender.
  • Blue is masculinity.

8. The progress flag

This is a new version of the rainbow flag that gained prominence in 2018. It aims to be more inclusive and progressive, which is the meaning of the arrow shape on the left. That arrow shape contains the transexual pride flag and the brown and black stripes represent people of color in the community.

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