As the LGBTQAI+ community continues to grow, we must continue to educate ourselves. One particular way this community shows its individuality is through the different pride flags. Each flag represents a specific identity within the LGBTQAI+ community to boost individual sexual orientations and gender identities. This blog will highlight a portion of the pride flags in this community.


The rainbow flag comes in many forms. The original eight-color pride flag, known as the Gilbert Baker Pride Flag, pink represents sexuality, red represents life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for the soul. After the tragic assassination of Harvey Milk, an influential gay leader who helped create the original pride flag, the 1978-1999 Pride Flag was made.

People of Color Inclusive Flag

The group More Color More Pride created this flag in 2017 to show inclusivity for people of color, taking the original pride flag and adding black and brown colors to represent the BPOC community.

Progress Pride Flag

The newer Progress Pride flag designed by Daniel Quasar uses the traditional flag while adding the white, pink, and light blue for transgender representation and brown and black stripes to represent people of color and those who passed away from AIDS.

Lesbian Flag

Emily Gwen created this flag in 2018 to celebrate the lesbian community. On the flag, dark orange represents gender non-conformity, orange represents independence, light orange for the community, white for unique relationships to womanhood, pink for serenity and peach, dusty pink for love and sex, and dark rose for femininity.

Bisexual Flag

The bisexual flag was created in 1998 by Michael Page to show bisexual visibility. On the flag, pink represents same-sex sexual attractions, blue represents opposite-sex sexual attractions, and purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes.

Pansexual Flag

This flag was created in 2010 to separate pansexual people from bisexual people. “Pan” implies these people are attracted to more than two gender identities. On the flag, pink represents women, blue represents men, and yellow represents those who identify as agender, bigender, or genderfluid.

Polysexual Flag

This flag was created to represent people attracted to more than one gender, but not all. On the flag, pink represents attraction to women, green represents attraction to non-binary people, and blue represents attraction to men.

Transgender Flag

This flag was created in 1999 by Monica Helms, a transgender woman, and Navy veteran. On the flag, light blue represents men, pink represents women, and white represents those transitioning, those who have a neutral gender or no gender, and people who are intersex.

Non-binary Flag

Kye Rowan created this flag to represent non-binary identification. On the flag, yellow represents gender outside a binary, white represents people with many or all genders, purple represents people who identify as both male and female or fluid between both, and black represents people who identify as agender.

Genderqueer Flag

Marilyn Roxie created this flag to represent people who identify as genderqueer. On the flag, lavender represents androgyny, white represents agender identities, and the green represents nonbinary.

Genderfluid Flag

This flag represents people who do not identify themselves as a fixed gender, including non-binary and genderqueer people. On the flag, pink represents femininity, white represents the lack of gender, purple represents femininity and masculinity as a mix, black represents all genders, and blue represents masculinity.

Aromantic Flag

This flag represents people who have no interest in or desire for romantic relationships. On the flag, dark green and light green represent aro-spec identities, white represents friendship, grey and black represent the spectrum of sexual identities in the aromantic community.

Agender Flag

This flag was created by Salem X, representing people who identify as genderless, non-binary, and having a lack of gender. On the flag, the black and white stripes represent the absence of gender, and the green represents nonbinary genders.

Asexual Flag

The asexual flag was created in 2010 by the Asexual Visibility and Education Network and other asexual leaders. On the flag, the black represents asexuality, the grey represents the fluidity between sexual and asexual, and the purple represents the community.

We give our support and allyship to those in the LGBTQAI+ community. What pride flags do you identify with or which flag(s) did you just learn about? Let us know in the comments and on our Instagram @cada_culture. Happy Pride Month from CADA!

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