LGBTQ+ Pride flags and what they represent

DMU - Rainbow Pride Flags

Rainbow Pride Flag

This flag is used to represent the LGBTQ community.

It was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978 after he was challenged by Harvey Milk who was the first openly gay elected official in California. Each colour has a different meaning and the flag Baker created had two more colours (pink and turquoise) than the current flag.

DMU - Philadelphias People of Colour Inclusive Flag

Philadelphia's People of Colour Inclusive Flag

This flag was created in 2017 to give representation to black and brown people in the LGBTQ community and their experiences.

DMU-Progress Pride Flag

"Progress" Pride Flag

Daniel Quasar created this flag in 2018 in response to Philadelphia’s updated pride flag. It consists of the colours and stripes from Philadelphia’s version of the pride flag and the colours of the transgender pride flag.


Intersex Pride Flag

In 2021, Valentino Vecchietti of Intersex Equality Rights UK adapted the Pride Progress flag design to incorporate the intersex flag.

DMU - Bisexual Pride Flag

Bisexual Pride Flag

This flag was created by activist Michael Page in 1998. Page wanted to create a prominent symbol for the bisexual community. Each of the colours symbolize some form of attraction.

DMU - Pansexual Pride Flag

Pansexual Pride Flag

This flag has become a symbol of attraction to all genders.

DMU - Lesbian Pride Flag

Lesbian Pride Flag

The original lesbian pride flag had a red kiss mark in the top left corner and was introduced in 2010. The kiss mark is still used by some people to represent feminine or "lipstick" lesbians. The new flag introduced orange stripes.

DMU - Gay Men Pride Flag

Gay Men Pride Flag

This flag symbolises the attraction of men to each other and the diversity of the gay community. It consists of blue and azure shades.

DMU - Asexual Pride Flag

Asexual Pride Flag

Asexuality is defined by a lack of sexual attraction. The flag was created in 2010 to help create awareness to the community.

DMU - Intersex Pride Flag

Intersex Pride Flag

This flag was created in 2013 by Morgan Carpenter. Carpenter chose these colours as symbols to the community.

DMU - Transgender Pride Flag

Transgender Pride Flag

This flag was created by transgender woman Monica Helms in 1999.

DMU - Agender Pride Flag

Agender Pride Flag

Someone who is agender doesn't identify with any gender. Salem X created this flag in 2014.

DMU - Genderqueer Pride Flag

Genderqueer Pride Flag

Marilyn Roxie designed this flag in 2011. Genderqueer people are individuals who don't conform to society's ideas of how they should act or express themselves based on the gender they were assigned at birth. 

DMU - Genderfluid Pride Flag

Genderfluid Pride Flag

People who are genderfluid don't identify with one gender, instead their gender identity shifts between male, female, or somewhere else on the spectrum. The flag was created by JJ Poole in 2012.

DMU - Non-binary Pride Flag

Non-Binary Pride Flag

Similar to being genderqueer or genderfluid, non-binary people's gender identity fluctuates. This flag was created in 2014 by Kye Rowan for non-binary people who didn't feel the genderqueer flag represented them.