Did you know that we have more proud flags than just the rainbow flag?
June 14 might be U.S. Flag Day but in honor of Pride Month we’re adding a few more flags to the list of the commemorated symbol of patriotism — cause we’re just as proud.
For our lesbians, there are two flags:
For our bisexual brothers and sisters, there’s a flag for you:
For our transgender brothers and sisters, there’s a flag for you:
Here’s the genderqueer (a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.) flag:
Here’s the pansexual (not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.) flag:
There are 2 intersex (a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.) flags:
Here’s the flag for the gay bear (Bear is a gay slang term. It describes a hairy, heavy-set (sometimes muscular) gay or bisexual man.) community:
Here’s the flag for the gay leather (Leather is a gay slang term for gay or bisexual men who enjoy wearing and/or observing men who wear leather, leather fetish) community:
There’s even a flag for our straight/heterosexual allies:
Last but not least is the all-encompassing LGBTQIA “Rainbow Pride Flag” created by late Gilbert Baker:
But wait! Just when you thought we’ve gone through all the various LGBTQIA flags two variations of the rainbow pride flag have been introduced with the idea (not without discourse) that adding to the flag would recognize, and thus acknowledge, the marginalized groups within our own community.
In 2017 the Rainbow Pride Flag was altered in Philadelphia to include a black and brown strip at the top in recognition of our community’s marginalized LGBTQ people of color. The flag was coined the Philadelphia Pride Flag.
Pride month 2018 ushered in another updated version of the original Rainbow Pride Flag. The Progress Pride Flag of 2018 repositions the Philly pride flag’s black and brown strips by reconfiguring them into an arrow shape on the left side of the flag accompanied by the light blue and pink colors of the above mentioned Transgender Flag. The new arrow shape is finished off with a solid white space that leads into the trans colors of the flag.