What do all the Pride flags mean?

Many countries around the world celebrate Pride Month in June. Watch this video to find out about some other flags within the LGBTQ+ community.

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Sacha Coward: The rainbow flag is a really important symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It has changed a lot since it was originally invented. When you see the rainbow flag, that tends to symbolise queer people, no matter who they are, how they define or who they love.

Reeta Loi: This is the new lesbian flag. I think it's amazing that there are ways for us to feel that we can self-identify. I think, for lesbians, we are marginalised within the broader queer community. And I think it's great that a flag like this exists, so that we know that there are spaces that are inclusive and that we can participate in or belong to.

Amelia Abrahams: This is the bisexual flag. It was designed by Michael Page in 1998, and the point of it was to make bisexuality more recognisable or visible within the LGBTQ+ community and society more broadly.

The trans flag. It represents people who have a different gender identity to the one they were born with.

Non-binary. For people who don't identify exclusively as a man or woman. 

The progress flag. 

Sacha Coward: This flag here is one of the more contemporary rainbow flags. It also includes a brown and black strip as well as part of the trans flag.

Reeta Loi: This kind of does the job best for me. And I think, potentially, the flags are always going to keep evolving. So, who knows? Maybe we won't need a flag at some point. That would be my ideal.

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Submitted by PROSSY on Sat, 02/07/2022 - 13:39

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I learnt alot about LGBTQs plus the flags

Submitted by pearl_ocean on Mon, 27/06/2022 - 06:52

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It is useful <3