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What Is The Puppy Pride Flag, And What Does It Stand For?

What Is The Puppy Pride Flag, And What Does It Stand For?

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 Puppy Pride Flag is one such flag, which you may have seen flying at any number of pride celebrations throughout the world, from Berlin to San Fran to Sydney…or anywhere in between!

Puppy (or pup) play is a type of role-play behavior in which adult humans adopt the characteristics of dogs (puppies, in particular) and is popular in the gay leather community. It is, however, not an exclusively gay kink, and can be considered under the wider BDSM umbrella.

The puppy pride flag denotes a member of the Pet Play community. It’s a quasi-derivative of the leather flag, but with a red bone in the center and an angle. The white stripe is somewhat larger to reflect the community’s diversity, while the bone represents the puppy’s loving, nonjudgmental heart.

There are various other Pup Pride Flags, including those with a Doberman instead of the bone, but this is the most widely used now.

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