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Pride Flags Colors explained!

Fri Jun 21, 2013, 12:28 AM


I'll try to list as many pride colors as I can think of.

Pride Stamp by xxstamps Gay Pride (Rainbow - Gay, Gay Men, Lesbians, and sometimes the entire Queer community.  The rainbow represents acceptance of all sexual orientations.)
Labrys Lesbian Pride (Purple with Labrys in inverted black triangle [different versions exist] - Lesbians, women, and feminism, and gynephilic people who identify as female. Labrys became a symbol of lesbians and feminists due to the popularity of a female empowerment publication called Labrys Magazine.  In addition, the black triangle is a symbol of lesbians due to the fact that many lesbians were forced to wear it in concentration camps during the Holocaust under the idea that they were "asocial" and did not conform to heteronormativity).
DA Stamp - Bisexuality 01 by tppgraphics Bisexual Pride (Pink, Purple, and Blue - Bisexuals and sometimes all multisexual/non-monosexual/multiple gender attracted people.)
Pansexual Pride by andshedreamed Pansexual Pride (Pink, yellow, blue - Pansexual.  The pink and blue represent the gender binary of male and female attraction while yellow represents attraction beyond the binary.  Yellow was also chosen because it represents life and happiness.  The color yellow is also rarely used in pride flags, with the exception of those that include rainbows.  The pansexual flag was based on the pink, purple, and blue bisexual flag, but the yellow stripe gives the pansexual flag its own unique identity.)
Polysexual Pride (Pink, green, and blue - Polysexual. Based on bisexual colors..  Pink represents attraction to females.  Blue represents attraction to males.  Green most likely represents attraction to people with non-binary gender identities.)
Transgender and Transsexualism by andshedreamed Transgender and Transsexual Pride (Light blue stripe, pink stripe, white stripe, pink stripe, blue stripe - Transgender people and transsexuals.  Also sometimes for all genderqueer, intersex, drag, and all gender non-conforming identified people.  Although, it is important to note that genderqueer and intersex people have their own respective flags as well.  This flag was created by a trans woman named Monica Helms who says: "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 intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives.")
Two-Spirit (Rainbow flag with a Native American symbol in the middle - Two-Spirit identified people. The rainbow represents the LGBT spectrum, and the Native American symbol represents the cultural origin of Two Spirit.)
Genderqueer Stamp by sunbirds Genderqueer Pride (Lavender, white, and dark green - Genderqueer Pride.  Lavender is a mixture of blue and pink and represents genderqueer people who identify as both male and female.  The white stripe represents genderqueer people who fall outside of the female-male binary.  Dark green represents the inverse of lavender for those who do not identify as female nor male).
Feather Pride Flag (A gold phoenix in front of red triangles and a black and white triangle pattern - Drag pride, drag queen pride, drag king pride, pride for those attracted to people in drag, and other fetishes. The phoenix is a symbol of rebirth while the red triangles represent the passion that the drag community had during the early days of the AIDS epidemic. NOTE: The Feather Pride flag has nothing to do with fetishes concerning feathers or birds.  The name comes strictly from the phoenix symbol and only represents the drag community, people attracted to people in drag, and similar sexual orientations and gender identities.)
Androgynous Pride (Gray flag with an equal sign in which the top part is blue and the bottom is pink - Androgyny. The gray part of the flag represents the gray area between genders.  The equal sign represents the equality between men and women.)
Intersex Pride by andshedreamed Bigender Pride (Lavender, white, light blue, pink, white, lavender - Bigendered people.  The outer lavender stripes represent different mixtures of female and male characteristics, and the blue and pink stripes represent the presence of male and female mixed identities, and the white stands for sexuality and transitioning. NOTE: Early I had said that it is the Intersex and Bigender flag, but it is actually only representativ of Bigenderness.  Intersexuality has sometimes been incorrectly and inappropriately attached to other flags even though there is an official Intersex flag).
:thumb443267334: Intersex Pride (Purple circle against a yellow background - Intersexuality.  Yellow represents neutrality in gender instead of associating masculinity with blue and femininity with pink.  It is also the main color of the Hermaphrodite Flag. The circle symbolizes wholeness).
Trigender Pride (Pink stripe, blue stripe, green stripe, blue stripe, and pink stripe - Trigender and possibly Third Gender. This is not an official flag but is a proposed or potential flag.  The meaning of the colors are unknown, though it is very likely that pink represents the female aspect of gender, blue for male, and green for third or other gender.)
Hermaphrodite Flag (Stripes in shades of orange, yellow, and green with purple Venus' hand mirror / female symbol and Mars' shield / male symbol joined together in the center - Hermaphrodite Pride. Yellow represents neutrality in gender instead of associating masculinity with blue and femininity with pink.  The flag is based on the Gay Pride flag in the sense of having a spectrum of hues that represent a fluid spectrum of gender.  Venus and Mars symbols represent the unity of female and male characteristics and genitalia, with purple symbolizing the mixture of pink and blue as feminine and male colors.  NOTE: Hermaphrodite should not be confused with intersex.  The word "intersex" is an umbrella term for people born with androgynous or ambiguous genitalia.  Hermaphrodites are a specific type of intersexuality in which a person has both sets of female and male genitalia.  Hermaphrodites are considered part of the intersex spectrum; ironically, "hermaphrodite" used to be the accepted term for all intersexuality until intersex activists intervened.)
Genderfluid Pride (Pink, white, purple, black, blue - Genderfluid. Pink represents femininity.  White represents all genders.  Purple represents masculinity and femininity.  Black represents genderlessness.  Blue stands for masculinity.)
Non-Binary Pride (Black, white, orange, and yellow - For those who identify outside the male-female gender identity binary. This may or may not be the "official" flag, and other variations exist.  The exact meaning of each color of the flag is unknown.  The following meanings are just my guesses based on the color interpretations of other pride flags, so they may or ma not be accurate.  The black stripe might represent agender, third-gender, or genderlessness.  White may stand for equality or neutral/unidentified/questioning gender or sexuality.  Orange may stand for lithromantics, which are people who may have romantic feelings towards others but either do not want their love to be reciprocated or do not require romantic love to be a part of relationships.  Yellow may represent happiness or being outside the gender binary.)
Polyamory Pride Flag - (Blue, red, and black with a gold lowercase pi from the Greek alphabet. Polyamory.  Blue represents openness and honesty between all lovers involved in each relationship.  Red represents love and passion.  Black represents all people in open and consensual relationships who have to hide their relationships due to social discrimination.  The golden pi represents the value placed on emotional attachments to others.)
Asexuality by flying-wolf-32 Asexual Pride (Black stripe, grey stripe, white stripe, and purple stripe - Asexual, demisexual, and sometimes aromantic.  The black stripe represents asexuality.  The gray stripe represents grey area between sexual and asexual feelings.  The white stripe represents sexuality.  The purple stripe represents community.)
Demisexual Pride (A thick white stripe, thin purple stripe, and a thick gray stripe with a black triangle on the dominating the left side - Demisexuals.  Again, the meaning of the colors is unknown, though it appears to be based on the Asexual Pride Flag.  The thick white stripe might symbolize sexuality, agender, intersexuality, transitioning, genderlessness, or being outside the straight-gay and male-female binaries.  The thin purple stripe might represent female and male relationships, and the gray stripe might stand for asexuality. Black triangle might stand for romantics who reject traditional romance, asexuality, agender or genderlessness.)
Autochorissexual Pride (A triangle pointing toward with horizontal stripes in the colors purple, white, grey, and black juxtaposed to two smaller triangles with horizontal stripes in the colors black, grey, white, and purple - Autochorissexuality.  [Anthony Bogaert created the term and says that it is a sub-section of asexuality.  It represents people who do not want to have sex with another person nor experience sexual attraction to others but still are aroused by observing sexual content that may include pornography, sexual fantasies, erotica, etc.]  Hunterinabrowncoat created the flag.  Purple, white, grey, and black are the colors of the asexual flag.  The black stripe represents asexuality.  The gray stripe represents grey area between sexual and asexual feelings.  The white stripe represents sexuality.  The purple stripe represents community.  The inverted triangle represents the idea that autochorissexuals have an inverted perspective on sexuality; Hunterinabrowncoat says that asexuals are not attracted to others though some asexuals engage or desire to engage in sexual activities while autochorissexuals have sexual attraction but do not want to engage in sexual activities).
(Horizontal stripes [in order of top to bottom]: purple, grey, white, grey, and purple - Created by Shikku27316 as a proposed flag.  "My original explanation was kinda dumb. The purple was asexuality, the white was allosexuality, and the grey was the region of "getting over" asexuality, and then "getting over" allosexuality to be asexual again, but that sounds pretty dumb, plus it's not the only definition of greysexual. So, the colours mean the same, but it's kinda symbolising the two coming together to make the grey area." - Shikku27316  [Of course, I don't think it was dumb. :)  If you get the chance, say something nice about it to Shikku] )
Aromantic Pride (Green, yellow, orange, and black - Aromantic and lithromantic. According to the creators of the flag: "We designed the flag to be as inclusive as possible and we used fairly basic color symbolism. Green, (being the opposite, complimentary color to red, which usually represents romance), represents aromanticism. Yellow, like the yellow rose which represents friendship, stands for various forms of queerplatonic love. Orange, being red once removed toward yellow, represents lithromantics. And black represents romantics who choose to reject traditional romance.")
Neutrois Pride (White, green, and black - Neutrois [genderless, agender, neutral gender, etc.]. The white stripe stands for neutral, unidentified, or questioning gender.  The green stripe represents non-binary gender.  The black stripe represents agender, asexuality, or third-gender.)
:thumb86532015: Leather Pride - (Black stripe, blue stripe, black stripe, blue stripe, white stripe, blue stripe, black stripe, blue stripe, black stripe, and a red heart in the upper left corner - Leather subculture.  Black and blue stripes represent "being black and blue," which sometimes occurs after a leather encounter.  The vast majority of people in the leather subculture emphasize consent and safety during leather sexual activity.)
BDSM Pride (Black stripe, blue stripe, black stripe, blue stripe, white stripe, blue stripe, black stripe, blue stripe, black stripe, and the Quagmyr's BDSM emblem in red and white in the middle - BDSM subculture [Bondage and Discipline, Sadomasochism, and Domination and Submission]. Based on the Leather flag combined with Quagmyr's BDSM emblem.)
Lipstick Lesbian Pride - (Stripes of different shades of red, purple, and pink with a white stripe in the middle as well as a lipstick print in the upper left corner. - Lipstick / Femme / Feminine Lesbians and other feminine female identified people who are attracted to female identified people.  The shades of red, purple, and pink represents traditionally female associated colors.)
Boi Pride ([from right to left, top to bottom, diagonal stripes at a 45 degree angle] Green stripe, black stripe, green stripe, black stripe, white stripe, black stripe, green stripe, black stripe, green stripe, and a red heart in the upper right corner - Boi or boy, with boi sometimes associated with butch lesbian or young gay man. Based on the Leather pride flag, the diagonal tilt represents the elevated status of the Sir over the submissive status of the boi or boy.  The red heart is in the right corner to symbolize where a boi/boy's heart is, and the green color represents a boyish color, possibly denoting the "green" or inexperienced young man.)
The International Bear Brotherhood Pride Flag (Brown, orange, yellow, light beige, white, grey, and black with a bear paw print in black in the upper left corner - Bears [hairy gay men]. The colors represent the various skin tones and natural hair colors as a sign of equality and unity.  In addition, hair color has a connection to the body hair of self-identified bears.)
Furry Pride (Canine) (A plain white flag with a gray dog pawprint in the middle - Furry pride specifically for dog/canine focused furries, but it can sometimes represent all furries, Anthro, Morph, and Yiffies in the community. This is one of many flags that represent the Furry community, and there doesn't seem to be a consensus on which is the "official" or widely accepted flag.  The dog pawprint represents the canine type fandom and also can also represent furries in general.  It is unknown what the colors of the flag represent.)
Furry Pride (Feline) (Light blue, pink, and light purple with a white cat pawprint in the middle - Furry pride specifically for cat/feline/kitten furries, but it can also sometimes represent all furries, Anthro, Morph, and Yiffies. The light blue represents males, pink represents females, and light purple represents transgender individuals.  The white cat paw print represents felines and also equality for furries of all genders.)
Androphilia Pride (Black, gray, white, and green - Androphilia in people of all gender identities.  The meaning of each color in the flag is unknown for certain, but it is possible to make an educated guess based on other pride flags.  Black could stand for gender neutrality or rejection of the straight-gay binary and the female-male binary.  Gray might stand for the gray area between genders, reflecting that many gender non-conforming people identify as androphilic.  White may represent equality, intersexuality, transitioning or neutral gender, or the idea that attraction to males does not equate to femininity.  Green might symbolize masculinity or attraction to males.)
Gynephilia Pride (Black, gray, white, and pink - Gynephilia in people of all gender identities.  The flag is not an official flag, just a proposed one.  It appears to be based on the Androphilia Pride Flag.  It is uncertain what each color stands for, but based on the Androphilia Pride Flag and other flags, this is my educated guess.  Black could stand for gender neutrality or rejection of the straight-gay binary and the female-male binary.  Gray might stand for the gray area between genders, reflecting that many gender non-conforming people identify as gynephilic.  White may represent equality, intersexuality, transitioning or neutral gender, or the idea that attraction to females does not necessarily a result of masculinity or femininity.  And pink is probably a tribute to attraction to all female identified people.)
Victory Over AIDS flag - (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black stripes.  Clearly based on the Gay Pride rainbow flag.  Although it is based on the Gay Pride flag, it most likely does not only represent AIDS in the male gay community.  A person of any sexual orientation and gender identity can contract HIV or AIDS.  The extra black stripe probably represents death, but it is possible that it represents triumph over darkness).
Marriage Equality by blackdahlia Marriage Equality (A red background with a pink equals sign - For all those who support the right of people to marry whomever they choose, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  It is usually representative of the battle for same-sex marriage in the United States but can also represent equal marital rights internationally.  The flag was originally a blue background with a yellow equals sign.  It was created by the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that fights for LGBT rights.  It became increasingly popular at the same time that the demand for equal marital rights sparked the nation, so the organization changed it to red and pink to represent love, passion, equality, and the queer community.)
Straight Ally For LGBTQ Rights by LeiAndLove Ally Pride (Inverted V-shaped Rainbow triangle against black and white stripes - Allies, who usually identify as straight and cisgender, supporting the LGBT community, though it can also include people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  The inverted rainbow V represents the A in Activism while the black stripes represent heterosexuality.)
Metrosexual Pride (Light gray stripe, dark gray stripe, black stripe, purple stripe, black stripe, dark gray stripe, light gray stripe with a picture of a metrosexual man in the upper left corner [the man might be Mark Thaler, creator of the flag] - Metrosexual. It is unclear what each color means. The creator Mark Thaler sells memorabilia with this flag on it.)
Heterosexuality by flying-wolf-32 Heterosexual Pride (Black and white stripes - Heterosexual, usually cisgender, people.  The black and white stripes represent attraction to the opposite sex.  This is a very controversial flag because unlike the Ally Pride flag, which represents straight people and others who specifically support the LGBT community, the heterosexual flag is not necessarily an ally flag.  Some heterosexual-identified people use the flag as a homophobic reaction to LGBT pride.  Others may use the flag as an indicator of their sexual orientation, but even that motivation is very questionable to the idea of equality in the face of privilege.)

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Tepo99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
What's the flag for people who are obsessed with flags?
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Writer
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derpyisthebestpony Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Would Metrasexual be the same flag as metrosexual except for a metrasexual woman instead of a metrosexual man? Sorry if this sounds bad.
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AuroraKitsuneRumiko Featured By Owner Edited Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I don't see bisexual witch is pink purple and blue
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Writer
It's the third one down after the lesbian flag.
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IsangsimaronBatis Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great, comprehensive, detailed list of the identity flags. Re: the alternate (Black, white, orange, green) non-binary flag, I saw orange in another gender identity flag and it said something about inner conviction. The green in other flags (the genderqueer one and the neutrois one) is gender non-conforming and non-binary gender respectively, so maybe the green in this non-binary flag also stands for nonbinary gender. It probably doesn't have anything to do with sexual or romantic attraction, though.

Wow, there are so many sexual identity flags! Thanks for explaining all of them. ^^ Now I found one that fits me ^^
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you so much!  Really!  I appreciate what you have to say.  Sometimes people come to me and complain that a flag is wrong or not updated, and they tend to be very cruel and accuse me of being intolerant and ignorant.  So thank you for the support.  I will try and look into this, but it might take me a while because I am SO behind on deviantART stuff!  Thanks!
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IsangsimaronBatis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, no, this is a whole new world for me too, so I have no right to accuse anyone of intolerance or ignorance as long as their intentions are good. No, it's all good! Thanks for getting back to me on this! ^^
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Writer
You're welcome! ^.^

I know it is hard to learn about the LGBT community.  Everything moves so fast, and there are so many different views and intersectional identities.  But if you're interested, you'll learn quickly.  And I know you will! :D
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IsangsimaronBatis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ ^^ 

Yeah, the sexualities are a complete mystery to me, whereas gender identity is an easier concept for me to grasp. Agreed that they move so fast--I thought, okay, I understand binary and non-binary gender now. Then I saw about 100 different genders and realized I don't understand much at all. ^^ And as for sexuality, forget it, the less common ones are a completely different language. I definitely want to learn about them though. ^^
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student Writer
Yeah, even I'm getting behind.  I've started noticing all sorts of sexual orientations that I had never even imagined could exist before.  It does get confusing, but I think that a lot of people need to feel like they're not weird, that there is someone out there like them.  I notice how happy people when they figure out what works best for them, and it really amazes me.

Don't worry.  Nobody really knows every single flag and sexual orientation or other identity.  You'll learn the basics soon enough, and that is even more than what most people ever know.
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IsangsimaronBatis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? Like pomosexual, and--wow, there's so many. ^^ Yes, thank you for phrasing it as trying to find a community, or at least finding people like them. It's not fun for people to think you're crazy or delusional, it makes sense that people will put names to things so they can understand it and find other people  like them. ^^ You are awesome ^^

That's true, it's really great too, that it's an ever-expanisve universe rather than a closed book. Lets us believe in possibility and making new frameworks and it's pretty exciting. ^^
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Writer
I hate to say bad things about pomosexuals, but I just have to be honest.  Pomosexuals say that they don't believe in identifying as anything.  But that makes no sense considering the fact that pomosexual itself is a label.  It's like a paradox or Catch-22.

It's like typing "I never write."  If you don't write, then how can you write the sentence about not writing?  It's confusing and stupid.  Sorry, all pomosexuals who might read this, but I don't understand it at all.
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MissyAnimeFever101 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One problem,
Hermaphrodite is an incorrect term for intersex.
Hermaphrodites occur over a species like flowers & snails. Hermaphroditism cannot occur in humans because both genitalia have to be functional.
Intersex individuals cannot have two fully functional sets of genitals.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Writer
Yes, I am aware of that.  There was an intersex flag posted here, but apparently the person who made it took it down.

:thumb443267334: Intersex Pride (Purple circle against a yellow background - Intersexuality.  Yellow represents neutrality in gender instead of associating masculinity with blue and femininity with pink.  It is also the main color of the Hermaphrodite Flag. The circle symbolizes wholeness).

I will have to update on it.  Also, I know that true hermaphroditism does not exist in humans, but (to my knowledge) a very small number of intersex people have both male and female genitalia, even if they are not a fully formed penis and vagina.  The hermaphrodite flag is a controversial flag, but I keep it there because I feel that people should know about all the flags that exist.  For example, the heterosexual flag is very controversial, but I keep it there.  In fact, a heterosexual identified trans* person said that they appreciated it.

So I will have to update things, but I've got a bazillion things to do on deviantART that I have procrastinated on that take precedent.  People have been waiting a long time, and I need some time to relax and relieve the anxiety before I start doing anything.  Thanks for letting me know, I hope you understand or at least can agree to disagree at least with what I am saying.
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dango117 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Artist
this is really well done ^^ but quick q on it: i support everything under the LGTBQ but am also straight orintation wise. how can i show that i fully support every other orintation but also say mine at the same time without sounding homophobic (which im clearly not if you know my ships in fandoms. 99% of the ships i really like are not hetero.) 
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Writer
You are what the queer community calls a straight ally.  There is actually an ally flag on this list.  Straight allies are heterosexuals who support LGBT causes even though they are not LGBT themselves.  It's a very important part of the community because there's more of you than there is of us, so we are all going to need as many supportive straight people as possible.
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dango117 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you this really helps me a lot actually ☺️ I do support the community by how many friends are in it as well as I personally think everyone should be treated equally regardless
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Writer
You're very welcome, and thank you for being such a good ally! :highfive:  There are more of you than there are of us queer people, so in order to change anything for the better, we need more people like you. :D
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dango117 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Artist
aw thank you and i will try my best ^^
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Writer
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dango117 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Artist
^v^
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dango117 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you ☺️ This really helped me out
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Monarchymonth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist
My suggestion? I just wouldn't mention it at all unless necessary. Still, you could say, "I am an ally and I support the queer community." However, if you say "A" stands for "Allies" (because it does not), then prepare for a backlash. Just a heads up: saying that your the majority of your ships are not straight doesn't help. It's the equivalent of saying, "I have Chinese friends so I can't be racist." It doesn't work like that. Having a ton of your ships being non-heterosexual does not mean you're automatically not homophobic yourself.

Basically, you can just say, "I'm an ally and I support the queer community." 

Just one more thing: MOGAI is a synonym for LGBTQ and is able better able to include all or almost all sexual/romantic/queer orientations. It stands for "Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments, and Intersex." It's more of an umbrella term and it's shorter to use, so I would suggest using that, rather than the loooooong LGBTQ+. Still, it's really nice to see you want to support us. I hope this helped out, and I hope I didn't offend you in any way! 
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shadowsilk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Writer
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fennecatt Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist
demigirl / boy flags maybe to be added? :3
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khajiitpony Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
is there a pride flag for people of questioning sexuality?
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Writer
Hmm, I can't seem to finding one at all.  I don't think they have one yet, or if they do, it's not popular enough to find.

Maybe you should make a proposed Questioning flag.  A long time ago, I made a proposed Skoliosexual flag, and it is catching on.
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khajiitpony Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
"Hermaphrodite should not be confused with intersex.  The word "intersex" is an umbrella term for people born with androgynous or ambiguous genitalia.  Hermaphrodites are a specific type of intersexuality in which a person has both sets of female and male genitalia.  Hermaphrodites are considered part of the intersex spectrum; ironically, "hermaphrodite" used to be the accepted term for all intersexuality until intersex activists intervened."

Incorrect. It is not possible to have both complete sets of "female" and "male" genitalia. The term "hermaphrodite" is a term that should only be used when referring to non-human organisms that are true hermaphrodites. Intersex IS the term and the flag was made by someone in Germany who didn't realize that "hermaphrodite" is actually a slur against intersex people. The flag is NOT used by intersex people and is widely regarded to be offensive. Furthermore, intersex doesn't only mean ambiguous/androgynous genitalia. It can mean other variances in genitalia, it can mean chromosome or hormonal differences as well. Please do more research before speaking about these things. 

The last line about intersex activists "intervening" seems rather poorly worded. Intersex activists coined the term "intersex" for themselves. "Hermaphrodite" is a slur used against them. The medical term used to be called "pseudohermaphrodite" for SOME forms of intersex. But seriously. Drop that flag, no one uses it, and it is insulting to the intersex community. It spreads misinformation and promotes the idea that the term "hermaphrodite" should ever be used to describe human beings. 
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Writer
I did my research.  This wasn't the source of my research, but I think it justifies what I said:

"Aside from having an ambiguous-looking external genitalia, true hermaphroditism in humans differs from pseudohermaphroditism in that the person's karyotype has both XX and XY chromosome pairs (47XXY, 46XX/46XY, 46XX/47XXY or 45X/XY mosaic) and having both testicular and ovarian tissue. One possible pathophysiologic explanation of this rare phenomenon is a parthenogenetic division of a haploid ovum into two haploid ova. Upon fertilization of the two ova by two sperm cells (one carrying an X and the other carrying a Y chromosome), the two fertilized ova are then fused together resulting in a person having dual genitalial, gonadal (ovotestes) and genetic sex.

Another common cause of hermaphroditism is the crossing over of the SRY from the Y chromosome to the X chromosome during meiosis. The SRY is then activated in only certain areas, causing development of testes in some areas by beginning a series of events starting with the upregulation of SOX9, and in other areas not being active (causing the growth of ovarian tissues). Thus, testicular and ovarian tissues will both be present in the same individual.[22] "

I know the difference between intersex and hermaphroditism.  It is very rare, but some people do have both organs as hermaphrodites, which is one type of hermaphroditism.  I know that it is a controversial flag, but I feel that it should be there because some people actually do identify with it and that even controversial flags deserve to be KNOWN, whether or not they are fully accepted.  In addition, I think it is interesting that the intersex flag (which I also got yelled for not including even though it wasn't created when I first posted this) specifically cites the idea that yellow is a "hermaphrodite" color.

I am also aware that intersex people are not all hermaphrodites and that most intersex people are offended by that term because of that.  But I'm not talking about ALL intersex people, only those with that specific hermaphroditism.

I do agree that I should clarify the intersex definition better, and I will do that later because I go to university and am behind on homework and projects.  I'm starting to think that people take these flags too seriously.  A lot of people don't even believe in labels.  If you are really concerned about intersexual issues, you should probably focus more on activism and the intersex BEYOND the internet.  I think there are worse things in the world that are affecting intersex people like the flag that their bodies are often mutilated by medical science.

In addition, for someone who is so concerned with political correctness, why do you have a picture that uses the word "retarded" as a joke?  What about all the mentally handicapped people?  Would you want them all to go to your page and write lengthy posts about how you need to get their flag correctly?

Also I find your suicide joke in your gallery to be personally offensive.  I've tried to kill myself so many times that I lost count, and I once tried to hang myself in the garage.

If you're going to be asking for political correctness, you have to first examine yourself and be fair to others.  If you think that I'm reaching too far, I would have to say that you may be just as offensive as you feel that I am.

I am sorry to be harsh, but I am not in a good mood.  I have a lot of stress, my mom is getting a mastectomy, and I'm dealing with a lot of physical health problems.  I'm starting to think I should disable comments for this and ask that no one send me messages unless they are not accusatory.

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randomflyingpigeons Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
First of all, take a look at how old those images are. My views have changed and unfortunately I haven't taken the time to go through and clean up my gallery. Forgive me for not being a saint. 

The suicide one may be offensive to you, but I too have attempted suicide many times. It's called gallow's humor, and it's how I cope. 

It's not about political correctness, it's about proper information. Having both testicular and ovarian tissue is not the same in most people's minds as having both a penis and a vagina, which is what most people assume when they hear "hermaphrodite". I'm simply stating that it's misleading. 

Also my partner is intersex, and it's a bit frustrating that you assume that the only activism I participate in is online. 

If you are under stress, perhaps you should disable comments. Seeing as how you were interpreting my comments as accusatory rather than critical. 
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student Writer
Are you the kind of person who wastes this much time on the Internet that you go around trying to correct everyone you think is wrong?  Go on some dates with your partner.  Buy them some roses and give them a big hug.  Write a poem about how much you love them.  I don't know why I waste this much time talking to people this way.  I'm going to get some sleep.
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MissyAnimeFever101 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Randomflyingpigeons is right.
It's only hermaphroditism if both sets of genitalia work & that can't happen in humans.
Sorry for commenting twice. I didn't know someone else had the same concern.
I hope everything went well with you. :)
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student Writer
"True hermaphroditism is a medical term for an intersex condition in which an individual is born with ovarian and testicular tissue. There may be an ovary underneath one testicle or the other, but more commonly one or both gonads is an ovotestis containing both types of tissue."

- Wikipedia.org
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Midnightlynx12 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You should add demiboy and demigirl pride flags to the list!
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for compiling this!
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
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gingerbreadeffects Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not the bigender flag.  That is the intersex flag.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Writer
No, it is the bigender flag.  Somebody was angry at me for saying that flag was also the intersex flag.

commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sex…
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Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2015
Not that you have to add it, but I made a grey-A/greysexual (it's two words for the same thing) flag a few years ago; I never intended for the flag to get used, but it is now, so here it is: pseudofauxfalsefake.files.word…
(The blog isn't mine; the original place I put flag got deleted, but it was salvaged before then.)
Edit: forgot the explanation!
My original explanation was kinda dumb. The purple was asexuality, the white was allosexuality, and the grey was the region of "getting over" asexuality, and then "getting over" allosexuality to be asexual again, but that sounds pretty dumb, plus it's not the only definition of greysexual. So, the colours mean the same, but it's kinda symbolising the two coming together to make the grey area.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student Writer
I think it's a great flag, and I will add if you give me permission. :)
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Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Go ahead, seeing as people are already using it, I'm okay with it. Once people start to use it, that becomes the community flag.

By the way, would you happen to know where the androgynous flag was first proposed? I think it has some problems and I made a new one, but I won't be putting that on the Internet until it's finalised.
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you for making this, it's very useful. :) I'm planning to make an art series of my OC's with their sexualities and their romantic attraction, and I was thinking they'd wear a pride flag of their respective sexualities on their clothes. Not sure how I'm going to visually represent their romantic attraction, though. ^^;
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Writer
Cool!

One good way to do that would be to include it in the title of your deviations.  Or you could put them with someone they might be attracted to.  For example, if you are trying to represent a lesbian, you can have her wear purple and hold hands with another girl.  You could also use other symbols like the male symbol (Mars's shield), the female symbol (Venus's mirror), hearts to represent romantic orientation, and perhaps another symbol to represent sexual orientation.
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Melanie-sama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Artist
I think I'll stick with hearts. :) Also, thanks for the watch and the fav! >w< I really appreciate the support.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Writer
You're very welcome! :D
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fantasyfanrocks1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this, I found ot very interesting and useful.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Writer
You are very welcome!  Thank you for reading it!  I had fun making it!
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