Introduction

Lesbian Flag (Lydia)

Lesbian flag with 4 horizontal stripes which are colored (top to bottom): purple, yellow, dill green, and pink

Lesbian Flag (Lydia)

Created by Lydia on 26 June 2018

Unveiled at medium.com/@lydiandragon

Definition

“Someone, who can be transgender or cisgender, who generally considers themself a woman who is attracted to other women.”
– The Transgender Language Primer. See the full lesbian definition.

Style Guide

This flag has 4 horizontal stripes which are colored (top to bottom): purple (#663399), yellow (#FFCC33), dill green (#66CC33), and pink (#FF6699).

Meaning

Based on a poem by Sappho describing “her lover as wearing violets, rosebuds, dill and crocuses.” Purple is for sapphic love and violets. Yellow is for strength and crocuses. Dill green is for healing, nature, growth, and dill. Pink is for fragility and roses. It also uses web-safe colors.

Variants

In Lydia’s article she posted a variant from a reader named Maya Kern with the colors rearranged for aesthetics

Lesbian flag with 4 horizontal stripes which are colored (top to bottom): purple, pink, yellow, and dill green.

About the Creator

Lydia is a “biracial lesbian from Mi’kma’ki (Atlantic Canada).” She was 23 when she made the flag. Her Medium article proposing her flag also brought widespread attention to the racism, biphobia, and transphobia of the Lipstick flag creator.

Sources

A Lesbian Flag for Everyone – the Lydia Lesbian Flag unveiling