What do LGBTQ+ Flag Colours mean?
There are dozens of flags which represent the LGBTQ+ community, each with their own styles and colours to represent and provide meaning to their specific community. Even with those communities there are even multiple versions of flags which denote various meanings as each community evolves with time.
This article will help you understand the most popular types of LGBTQ+ flags currently used and the meanings behind each colour used with each flag.
The Bisexual flag (Bi Flag) has three specific colours: Deep pink, lavender and dark blue, as three horizontal strips. The horizontal strips are 2/5ths pink, 1/5ths lavender and 2/5ths dark blue.
|Pink||Represents same sex (gay and lesbian) attraction|
|Blue||Represents attraction to the opposite sex|
|Purple||Represents the attraction to both sexes|
Rainbow Pride Flag
The Rainbow Pride Flag has 7 horizontal stripes of equal stripes which each have their own meaning. The Rainbow Pride flag colour meanings are: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for serenity and violet for spirit.
The Trans Flag is a combination of light blue, pink and white stripes in horizontal stripes. The colour meanings of the Trans Flag are: pink for females, blue for males and white for those currently transitioning between genders.
|Light Pink||The traditional colour for baby girls|
|Light Blue||The traditional colour for baby boys|
|White||Represents those transitioning genders|
Progress Pride Flag
The Progress Pride Flag is an amended form of the Pride flag, with the inclusion of new colour stripes to include the Trans and POC communities. The Progress Pride Flag colour meanings are: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for serenity, violet for spirit, pink/white/blue for the Trans community and Black/Brown for People of Colour.
|Black/Brown||People of Colour|
The Asexual (Ace) flag has four symmetrical coloured horizontal lines. The meaning behinds the colours for the Asexual flag are: black for asexuality, grey for the area between sexual and asexual, white for sexuality and purple for the Asexual community and its allies.
|Grey||Represents the grey area between sexual and asexual|
|Purple||Represents community and allies|
The Intersex flag has an open purple circle in the centre of a yellow filled background. The meaning behind the colours of the intersex flag are that yellow and purple traditionally do not have associations with either the male or female gender.
|Yellow||Both colours represent the absence of traditional binary associations|
|Purple||Both colours represent the absence of traditional binary associations|
The Lesbian Flag has 7 symmetrical horizontal stripes each with their own colour. The meaning behind the colours of the Lesbian Flag are: dark orange for gender non-conformity, orange for independence, light orange for community, white for unique relationships to womanhood, pink for serenity and peace, dusty pink for love and sex and dark rose for femininity.
|Dark Orange||Gender Non-Conformity|
|White||Unique Relationships to Womanhood|
|Pink||Serenity and Peace|
|Dusty Pink||Love and Sex|
The Non-Binary Flag has four horizontal stripes, each with their own colour. The meaning behind the colours of the Non-Binary Flag are: yellow for people who exist outside of the gender binary, white for those with many or all genders, purple for people with a mix of male and female genders and black for those who don’t identify with having any gender.
|Yellow||People whose gender exists outside of the binary|
|White||Those with many or all genders|
|Purple||People with a mix of male and female genders|
|Black||Those who don't identify with having any gender|
The Pansexual Flag has three symmetrical horizontal colour stripes. The meaning behind the colours of the Pansexual flag are: pink representing the female identified gender, blue for the male identified gender and yellow representing non-binary attraction.
|Pink||Represents the female identified gender|
|Blue||Represents the male identified gender|
|Yellow||Represents non-binary attraction|
Gender Fluid Flag
The Gender Fluid Flag has five distinct symmetrical horizontal stripes, each with their own colour. The meaning behind the colours of the Gender Fluid flag are: pink for femininity, blue for masculinity, purple for the mixing of masculine and feminine traits, white the lack of gender and black the combination of all genders.
|Purple||The mixing of masculinity and femininity|
|White||The lack of Gender|
|Black||The combination of all genders|
Now that you know what all of the colours on the flags represent, you can share this knowledge with your friends or with people that compliment how nice the colours of your flag look.