5 interesting LGBTQ Flag Designs
As you may already know there are a large multitude of LGBTQ+ Flags being used around the world to represent different communities and even multiple different flags being used within each community. In this article we’re going to look at some of the latest most interesting designs emerging and even a few older styles which you might not be familiar with.
Progress Pride Flag
Developed in 2018 by non-binary American designer and artist Daniel Quasar, the Progress Pride Flag provides an update to the original 1978 Pride Flag by integrating horizontal stripes on the left half which represent the Transgender community and People of Colour. This flag has become increasingly popular and now been accepted as the Pride flag of choice for major events including Australia’s Mardi Gras as of 2022.
Polyamorous Pride Flag
Polyamory is the term for people who engage in open romantic or sexual relationships with more than one person at a time. Many people within this community will also be parts of the LGBTQ+ community, so it’s often to see this flag flown with many of the other flags seen at events such as Mardi Gras. Designed by Jim Evans, the meaning behind the colours for the Polyamorous Pride Flag are blue for honesty, red represents love and black represents the fight against discrimination. In the centre of the flag is the Greek symbol for pi which the designer says represents the emotional attachments to others; and also is the first letter in the Greek word for Polyamory.
Twink Pride Flag
Not as commonly seen as some of the other flags noted in this list, the Twink Pride Flag has a growing community using it primarily online to represent their community. Twinks are generally considered to be one of the largest gay subcultures in the community and at times can face significant negative stereotyping. There isn’t a clear definition of the colour usage for this flag however many point to the pink being used to represent the effeminate nature of many in the twink community.
Straight Ally Flag
Also known as the Ally Pride Flag, the Straight Ally Flag is an invented rainbow V on a black and white striped background. The black and white is meant to represent the straight community and the rainbow the LGBTQ+ community. The combining of these colours together is meant to represent the allyship with the community.
Bear Pride Flag
In the gay community, bears are men who are generally larger built and generally have significant facial and body hair. Like many parts of the LGBTQ+ community the bear community can also intersect often with other communities including the leather and “daddy” communities. The Bear Pride Flag was designed by Craig Byrnes in 1996 and features 7 colour stripes to represent the different types of hair colours of “bears” across the world.
So there you have it! There are an ever growing amount of LGBTQ+ Flags coming onto the scene as designers come up with interesting ways to reflect and speak about their communities. If you're looking for a LGBTQ+ Flag head over to our store to see all the options on offer.