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!
A genderqueer person does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but still identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders. The term genderqueer is similar to nonbinary, but has a slightly different meaning and is best considered an umbrella term to cover any identity that isn’t cisgender.
Marilyn Roxie, an advocate, and genderqueer writer, designed the genderqueer pride flag in 2011. The flag has three colors and three stripes. Here’s what the colored stripes of the genderqueer flag mean:
- Lavender, created from a mix of pink and blue, which have traditionally stood for men and women, expresses queer identities and androgyny.
- White represents gender-neutral and agender identities.
- Chartreuse represents identities that aren’t in the gender binary as well as the third gender.