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What Exactly Is The Asexual Pride Flag, And What Does It Mean?

What Exactly Is The Asexual Pride Flag, And What Does It Mean?

While many of us are now familiar with the famous rainbow flag, there are also other LGBQT+ flags that each represent the different sex, sexuality, attraction, and gender diversities within our fabulous community.

Even if most queer people identify with the rainbow flag itself, many also desire to fly their own particular flag alongside it. Because, y’all, representation is crucial!

One such flag is the Asexual Pride Flag – a flag you might already have seen flown at any number of pride festivals around the world, from Barcelona to Puerto Vallarta…and everywhere in between!

An asexual person is someone who has no sexual feelings or desires or who is not sexually attracted to anyone.

Asexual visibility and education network (AVEN) user standup designed the asexuality flag in 2010. It was chosen as the result of a month-long competition on the message boards to find an ace flag. The movement to create a flag traversed multiple threads and had three distinct polling stages.

In an endeavor to incorporate aces outside the forum, polling in the final vote was expanded to other ace communities, including non-English forums. This was a successful move as it is now widely used around the world.

The asexual pride flag is a simple four-bar design that cleverly avoids references to special symbols like hearts or triangles. The asexuality flag also doesn’t reference any nation and fits with the designs of other Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) community pride flags.

The asexuality flag has four colors. Here’s what they all mean:

  • Purple represents community.
  • White represents non- asexual allies and partners.
  • Grey represents demisexuality and grey-asexuality.
  • Black represents asexuality.
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