While most of us are aware of the iconic rainbow flag, there are many more LGBTQ pride flags that symbolize the diverse sex, sexuality, attraction, and gender identities within our beautiful queer community.
Even while most LGBT people continue to identify with the LGBT rainbow flag, many also want to fly their own flag alongside it.
You can imagine like the rainbow flag is like the national flag: everybody’s underneath that. But each group, like each state, has their own individual flag. Because, you know, representation is fundamental!
The Non-Binary Pride Flag is one such flag, which you may have seen flying at any number of pride celebrations throughout the world, from Prague to Los Angeles to Tenerife …or anywhere in between!
While the term “nonbinary” or “enby” can mean different things to different people, it is typically used to describe someone whose gender identity isn’t exclusively male or female.
Kye Rowan created the Non-Binary Pride Flag in 2014 to be flown alongside the genderqueer flag – not to replace it. The flag has yellow, white, purple, and black horizontal stripes. This flag represents non-binary people who don’t feel represented by the genderqueer flag.
Taken together, these four colors of the flag aim to include and specifically depict the experience of non-binary people. Non-binary people worldwide have embraced Rowan’s design, and today you can see the flag being carried at Pride parades around the world. The four colors of the non-binary flag stand for:
- Yellow stands for people whose gender doesn’t exist within the binary.
- White represents people with all genders or many genders.
- Purple stands for people with genders that may be a mix of female and male.
- Black represents people that identify as not having any gender at all.