Queer Pride Flags 101

Version two of QLF’s Pride flags. There are now 36 flags featured, up from the twenty-four featured on the previous version. I have added a few from suggestions made when the last one did the rounds and a couple of clarifications. I’ve added the version notes below.

Notes

    •  I do want to include the very first pride flag at some point too.
    • I don’t want to get into a discussion about the need for the POC/Philly Pride flag with white people. If you’re white and have a problem with it remember two things. One, it’s not for you (us). Two, POC people want this, so it exists and is included. If POC LGBTQIA+ people want to discuss the flag with me (pros and cons) then feel free.
    • I haven’t included the ally flag and won’t be.
    • Not all intersex people consider themselves a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, but some do, that is enough for its inclusion.
    • I’ve added the butch lesbian and the new proposed lesbian flag and relabeled the pink version. There’s a couple of problems with the pink flag – one not everyone likes that it’s pink, and it’s the lipstick lesbian flag without the lips on (something I was aware of). And the creator of that flag is also transphobic. I’ve added it, because I am big on reclaiming things from bigots, and I know some lesbians like and use it.
    • You are valid.
    If your flag isn’t here – let me know. Either in a comment or via email. I know there are and could be hundreds of flags, sexual orientation and gender are diverse things and ever evolving. Questions, let me know. Share the hell out of this.
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bread

Queer, weird, geek, poet and now parent.

29 Responses

  1. SoPurple says:

    What a nice array of different orientations.

  2. Lydia C. Lee says:

    No Intersex? I went to a talk on Minority Stress and on the panel there was an intersex person and they really opened my eyes to how little I knew, and how terrible their abuses where by the medical system and just general inequality (in Australia, at least – Malta was mentioned as banning the surgery at birth). Anyway, they mentioned they were often invisible, and here in the flags they are missing? I’m literally blown away at how oblivious you can be to something until it’s pointed out to you, and then you see it everywhere! (by you I mean ME obviously) #KCACOLS

  3. shan says:

    Think this is an awesome idea. Always feel terribly uneducated when I come and visit your blog! But there’s something to be said about learning something by reading people’s posts. Thanks for sharing #KACACOLS

  4. I think my kids probably know all these but I’m not at all sure what they all are. Love all the pretty colours though! #KCACOLS

  5. Veronica Lee says:

    I, too, am not sure what these all are but love how pretty they look!

    #KCACOLS

  6. Carol Cameleon says:

    Now that’s a lot of flags! I hope you continue to raise awareness through the badges. #kcacols

  7. Clare says:

    Wow I think I am behind the times but every day is a learning day, well done for raising awareness in such clever way #KCACOLS

  8. Pen says:

    I love the badges. I am not sure what all of the words mean though…

    thank you for sharing. Pen x #KCACOLS
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  9. A few years ago at work (i’m a teacher) we had a student who left one year as one gender and came back as another so we had training on how to support and deal with any possible comments/actions from other children. I found it eye opening and massively interesting. I remember some of the above from it. I’m also a face painter and the colours made me thing of my paint cakes and made me want to work at pride to create all the beautiful colours! #KCACOLS

  10. Excellent, Bread. Way to open the discussion that is needed! #KCACOLS Oh, and Happy Pride! xoxo

  11. I love these, I do have to admit I don’t what all of these mean yet which obviously shows why we need something like this #kcacols

  12. Sarah says:

    I have to admit I’ve no idea what half of these are, but it’s great to put up blog posts educating people! #KCACOLS

  13. This is very interesting. I had no idea that there were so many different flags, all with their own meanings. I had thought myself fairly educated about such things, but I guess there is still a lot to learn. Thanks for the heads up. #KCACOLS

  14. A great idea to have the flags as badges! I’ll be sharing this on Facebook! #kcacols

  15. Cassie Parish says:

    Oh wow…who knew! I mean I didn’t realise there were actually so many categories for people to define themselves. I’m so interested in reading more about what each term means. I have read your explanations before but there are certainly a lot more here than I realised.

    #KCACOLS
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  16. Crummy Mummy says:

    Well this is informative – I had no idea! Sounds like your list will be growing too #KCACOLS
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  17. Erika Ann says:

    I’m really glad these people are getting more recognition. They need more support in fighting discrimination especially in the work place.

  18. Kate Eccles says:

    Great way to raise awareness Bread, thank you for sharing 🙂 #kcacols

  19. Maria says:

    Wow – I don’t know what a lot of these mean but YAY for all the different options! #KCACOLS

  20. anna says:

    Can you add the omnisexual flag, I know its almost the same as pansexual but it is very diferent and also quite underrated. Its a pretty flag tho and I would like to see it be more included 🙂

  21. Malin Sensational Learning w Penguin says:

    That’s a whole lot of flags! I’m not sure who it’s helpful for, but if you feel part of a community and want to have a flag for it, then why not, I guess? Personally, I’ve probably been a bit put off using symbols, colours etc due to all the conflicts and division in the autism community about what colours and symbols to use. #KCACOLS

  22. Lana says:

    Wow. Some of these I wasn’t aware of. Thank you for spreading awareness. #KCACOLS

  23. Popping back again via #KCACOLS

  24. Ali Duke says:

    That is a lot of flags. It is great that you are bringing more awareness to them x
    #KCACOLS

  25. Well, I have a bit of research to do – I need to educate myself on what some of these are! Love the use of flags to raise awareness. #KCACOLS

  26. I have no clue what some of these flags are for, but I do think it’s neat that you’re making others aware of the different groups. #kcacols

  27. Crummy Mummy says:

    I remember the first time you posted this! Glad to see the number of flags is increasing! #KCACOLS

  28. I had no idea there were so many flags! #KCACOLS

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