Pride flag

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A pride flag is any flag that represents a segment or part of the LGBT community. Pride in this case refers to the notion of gay pride. The rainbow flag is the most widely used LGBT flag and LGBT symbol in general.[citation needed] There are derivations of the rainbow flag that are used to focus attention on specific similar-interest groups within the community (for example, leather subculture). There are also some pride flags that are not exclusively related to LGBT matters, such as the polyamory flag. The terms LGBT flags and queer flags are often used interchangeably.[1]

Notable examples[edit]

  • Bear flag, represents the bear subculture
  • Bisexual pride flag, represents bisexuals and their communities
  • Gay pride flag of South Africa, represents the LGBT community in South Africa
  • Genderqueer flag, represents identities outside the gender binary
  • Intersex flag, represents intersex individuals and their organizations
  • Lesbian flag, represents the lesbian community
  • Leather Pride flag, represents leather subculture (and sometimes by extension the BDSM community)
  • Pansexual pride flag, represents pansexual individuals and their organizations
  • Rainbow flag, represents all aspects of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities
  • Transgender flags, varying flags used to represent transgender pride, diversity, rights and/or remembrance by transgender individuals, their organizations, their communities and their allies


LGBT pride flags[edit]

These LGBT flags represent the LGBT movement as a whole or different sexualities, gender identities, romantic orientations and/or sex characteristics.

Subculture flags[edit]

Location-based flags[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sobel, Ariel (June 13, 2018). "The Complete Guide to Queer Pride Flags". The Advocate. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kasandra Brabaw (19 June 2019). "A Complete Guide To All The LGBTQ+ Flags & What They Mean". Refinery29. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Queer Community Flags". Queer Events. September 14, 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  4. ^ Paul Murphy-Kasp (6 July 2019). "Pride in London: What do all the flags mean?". BBC. 00:20. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ Owens, Ernest (June 8, 2017). "Philly's Pride Flag to Get Two New Stripes: Black and Brown". Philadelphia. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ Grange, Helen (31 January 2011). "Coming out is risky business". Independent Online. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ Knowles, Katherine (21 July 2006). "God save the queers". PinkNews. Archived from the original on October 14, 2006. Retrieved 17 May 2021.

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