Bisexual pride flag
The bisexual pride flag was designed by Michael Page in 1998 in order to give the bisexual community its own symbol comparable to the gay pride flag of the larger LGBT community. His aim was to increase the visibility of bisexuals, both among society as a whole and within the LGBT community. The first bisexual pride flag was unveiled on December 5, 1998.
Design and colors
Page took the colors from an existing bisexual symbol and gave it his own spin, saying,
|“||In designing the Bi Pride Flag, I selected the colors and overlap pattern of the 'bi angles' symbol.||”|
Page describes the meaning of the flag as this: "The pink color represents sexual attraction to the same sex only (gay and lesbian), The blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only (straight) and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes (bi)."
The flag's aspect ratio is not fixed but 2:3 and 3:5 are often used, in common with many other flags.
The stripe colors and widths, from top to bottom, are pink (40%), purple (20%), and blue (40%). The exact colors given by the designer are: PMS 226, 258, and 286 (approximate HTML/RGB values: #D60270, #9B4F96, #0038A8).
It is not patented, trademarked, or service marked.
- "History, Bi Activism, Free Graphics". BiFlag.com. 1998-12-05. Archived from the original on 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
- BiPride flag entry at flagspot.net
- Pantone color conversion chart at goffgrafix.com