Pansexual flag

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Pansexual flag
Pansexuality Pride Flag.svg
UseSymbol of pansexuality to distinguish it from bisexuality
DesignThree equally-sized horizontal bars: magenta, yellow, cyan
Designed byJasper V.

The pansexual flag is a magenta, yellow and cyan flag, designed as a symbol for the pansexual community to increase its visibility and recognition, and distinguish itself from bisexuality.[1]

History and use[edit]

The flag has been in wide use since the early 2010s when it was posted on an anonymous Tumblr account,[2][3] by its creator Jasper V.[4][5] The flag functions as a symbol of the pansexual community, like the LGBT flag is used as a symbol for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and anyone else in the community. The pansexual pride flag is used to indicate that pansexuals have sexual attractions and relationships with people of different genders and sexualities.[6] The theory of pansexuality aims to challenge existing prejudices, which can cause judgment, ostracism, and serious disorders within society.[7]

Design and symbolism[edit]

The pansexual flag consists of three equally-sized colored horizontal bars, which are—from top to bottom—magenta, yellow, and cyan.[8][9][10][11]

Some sources state that the cyan represents attraction to men, or represents people who are attracted to men. Magenta represents attraction to women, and yellow represents attraction to non-binary people such as those who are agender, bigender and genderfluid.[11][9][12] Other sources state that the colours cyan, magenta, and yellow stand for those who identify as men, women and non-binary people, respectively.[8][1][13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "A Storied Glossary of Iconic LGBT Flags and Symbols". Mashable. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. ^ Pansexual Pride Flag hex color codes, 2010-10-08, archived from the original on 2011-08-24.
  3. ^ "Do You Have a Flag?". 9 November 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  4. ^ "What do all the different Pride flags stand for?". 27 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Is there a new pan flag 2021? New Pride flag confuses Twitter users". 3 June 2021.
  6. ^ "What is Pansexual?". 2017. Archived from the original on 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ Boom, Peter. "The Philosophy of pansexuality". European Federation of Sexology. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Want to know more about the rainbow colors? Here's a guide to Pride flag symbolism". KTVU FOX 2. June 4, 2021. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  9. ^ a b Dastagir, Alia E.; Oliver, David (May 1, 2021). "LGBTQ Pride flags go beyond the classic rainbow. Here's what each one means". USA TODAY. Retrieved June 17, 2021.
  10. ^ David J McLaughlin and Genny Beemyn, Queer Lights: Combining technology, LGBTQIA+ and diversity topics in an accessible and inclusive learning environment, 2018
  11. ^ a b Sam Damshenas, What do all the different Pride flags stand for?, May 27, 2021, Gay Times
  12. ^ "A field guide to Pride flags". 27 June 2013. Archived from the original on 24 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Mashable publishes an up-to-date compilation of LGBT flags and symbols". GLAAD. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.