First gay Pride flag with 8 horizontal stripes: hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet.

A Brief History of Pride Flags

In 1977, Harvey Milk challenged Gilbert Baker, an openly gay activist, to create a symbol for the gay community. Baker made an 8-color variation on the rainbow flag, a prominent symbol of peace. Problems sourcing materials eventually condensed it back…

Agender flag with 7 horizontal stripes: Black, light grey, white, light green, white, light grey, and black.

Agender Flag

Created by Salem Fontanarosa on 18 February 2014. Unveiled at transrants.tumblr.com. Definition “Agender people define their gender in a variety of ways. Some agender people define their gender as being neither a man nor a woman while others understand themselves…

Aromantic flag with 5 horizontal stripes: green, light gree, white, grey, and black.

Aromantic Flag

Created by Cameron on 15 November 2014. Unveiled at cameronwhimsy.tumblr.com. Definition Sometimes shortened to ‘aro.’ A person who does not experience romantic attraction, although they may experience other forms of attraction. An aromantic individual may choose to engage in romantic…

Asexual flag with 4 horizontal stripes: Black, grey, white, and violet.

Asexual Flag

Created by AVEN community on 11 August 2010 Unveiled at asexuality.org. Definition “Sometimes shortened to ‘ace’. A person who does not experience sexual atrraction. Asexuality is a sexual orientation and is different from celibacy, in that celibacy is the choice…