Friday, June 15, 2012

More To Learn... LA Gay Pride 2012

At Los Angeles GLBTQ Pride, I saw these three flags being flown.  I knew the RAINBOW PRIDE flag, but the other two I didn't know...

So I ran over and asked these guys.

Turns out the flag on top - Pink, Purple and Blue - is the BISEXUAL PRIDE flag.

"The deep pink or rose stripe at the top of the flag represents the possibility of same gender attraction; the royal blue stripe at the bottom of the flag represents the possibility of opposite gender attraction and the stripes overlap in the central fifth of the flag to form a deep shade of lavender or purple, which represents the possibility of attraction anywhere along the entire gender spectrum." - wikipedia

And the Blue-Pink-White-Pink-Blue flag is the TRANSGENDER PRIDE flag.

It was created by Monica Helms (a transgender woman) in 1999, who describes the meaning of the flag as follows:

"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." - wikipedia

I love that there is always more to learn about this amazing community of ours!

Oh, and here's one more photo I love from Los Angeles' Gay Pride (check out the marquee!)

Namaste, and happy Pride for all of us (and our Allies, too!)


Lisa Jenn Bigelow said...

These flags are awesome. Thanks for sharing them, Lee!

Anonymous said...

There's also the asexual pride flag, ( the genderqueer pride flag, (, the intersex pride flag,( the pansexual pride flag ( There's several others in less common usage, and some people that fall under those might consider themselve's parts of communities represented by other flags, such as pansexual with the bi pride flag or intersex or genderqueer with the trans pride flag.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Anonymous - the blurred line of the intersex pride flag you shared is really interesting! Love learning all this, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I thought we all had the same flag.