Gender and Sexuality Flags

This page offers non-exhaustive glossary of numerous genders and sexualities

and their corresponding pride flags (A -> Z).

Agender

People who identify as having no gender or as gender neutral. The term Agender can be literally translated to ‘without gender’. Agender folks may have any type of expression and use any set of pronouns or no pronouns.


Black represents the absence of gender

White represents the absence of gender

Grey represents semi-genderless

Green represents non-binary genders

Aromantic

Someone who does not experience romantic attraction or does so in a significantly different way than is traditionally thought of.


Dark green represents aromanticism

Light green represents the aromantic spectrum

White represents platonic and aesthetic attraction, as well as queer/quasi platonic relationships

Grey represents grey-aromantic and demiromantic people
Black represents the sexuality spectrum

Asexual

Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity. It may be considered a sexual orientation, or lack thereof.


Black stripe represents asexuality

Grey stripe represents grey-asexuality and demi-sexuality

White represents non-asexual partners and allies

Purple stripe represents the community

Bear

Bear is an affectionate gay slang term for those in the bear communities, a subculture in the gay community and an emerging subset of the LGBT community with its own events, codes, and culture specific identity. Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair; some are heavy-set; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators.

Bisexual

Bisexuality is a romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behaviour towards more than one gender. The key to understanding the symbolism of the Bi flag is to know that the purple pixels of colour blend unnoticeably into both pink and blue, just as in the real world in which bi people blend unnoticeably into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.

Pink represents sexual attraction to the same sex/gender only (gay and lesbian)

Blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex/gender (straight)

Purple represents sexual attraction to more than one gender

Genderfluid

People who have gender expression/expressions or identities that are not constant or fixed.


Pink represents femininity

White represents lack of gender

Purple represents a combination of both masculinity and femininity

Black represents all genders, including genders that do not align with femininity or masculinity

Blue represents masculinity


Genderqueer

Genderqueer is an umbrella term for gender identities that are not solely male or femaleidentities that are outside the gender binary.


Lavender stripe on top (mixture of blue and pink, traditional male and female colours) represents androgyny

White stripe in the middle is meant to represent the agender or gender-neutral identity

Green stripe (inverse of lavender) is used to represent third gender identities and all those who identify off the traditional gender spectrum

Intersex

Intersex people are those who do not exhibit all the biological characteristics of male or female, or exhibit a combination of characteristics at birth.


The circle represents “unbroken and unornamented, symbolising wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities. We are still fighting for bodily autonomy and genital integrity, and this symbolizes the right to be who and how we want to be”.

Leather

Also known as “black and blue with love,” the leather pride flag is not associated with any particular sexual orientation (though it’s used most commonly by gay men) but instead indicates an interest in kink. The “leather subculture” is somewhat hard to define as it encompasses a wide variety of activities. In general, they all involve two things: leather and sex, although in modern times it’s also used for BDSM (which doesn’t necessarily include leather).

Lesbian

A female-identified person who is attracted to other female-identified people.

Dark orange represents gender non-conformity

Orange represents independence

Light orange represents community

White represents unique relationships to womanhood

Pink represents serenity and peace

Dusty pink represents love and sex

Dark rose represents femininity


Non-binary

Non-binary, also known as genderqueer, is a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine- identities that are outside the gender binary. Non-binary people may identify as having two or more genders, having no gender, moving between genders, being third gender or other-gendered, or having a fluctuating gender identity.

Yellow represents those whose gender exists outside of and without reference to the binary, as yellow is often used to distinguish something as its own

White represents those who have many or all genders, as white is the photological presence of colour and/or light

Purple stripe represents those who feel their gender is between a mix of female and male as purple is the mix of traditional boy and girl colours. The purple could also be seen as representing the fluidity and uniqueness of non-binary people

Black stripe represents those who feel they are without gender, as black is the photological absence of colour and/or light

Pansexual

Pansexuality is the sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity.

Blue represents attraction to male-identified people (regardless of biological sex)

Pink represents attraction to female-identified people (regardless of biological sex)

Yellow represents non-binary attraction such as androgynous, agender, bigender and genderfluid people

Polysexual

Polysexuality is sexual attraction to multiple, but not all, genders.

Pink represents attraction to female-identified people (regardless of biological sex)

Green represents attraction to people who identify outside the traditional male-female binary

Blue represents attraction to male-identified people (regardless of biological sex)


Progress Pride Flag

Designed in 2018 by Graphic designer Daniel Quasar, Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the classic Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression.”
Quasar’s Progress Pride Flag added five arrow-shaped lines to the six-colored Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognized as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community.

Black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color
Pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.

Transgender

Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex.

Blue stripes at the top and bottom is the traditional colour for baby boys

Pink stripes next to them are the traditional colour for baby girls

White stripe in the middle is for nonbinary people, whom feel they fit neither/either 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

An umbrella term to identify queer Indigenous individuals with traditional and cultural understandings of gender roles and identity.

Two feathers represent masculine and feminine identities

Circle represents the unification of masculine and feminine identities into a separate gender

Rainbow colours references modern pride flag