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Ultimate LGBTQ Flag Guide by LeiAndLove Ultimate LGBTQ Flag Guide by LeiAndLove
A guide to help people remember and teach others about the various LGBTQ pride flags.

Also, to the people who found this on Tumblr (seems to be a ton, thanks to a reblog from "multisexual" =D), please remember that I am a part of the community (MtF) and make mistakes, and I appreciate you all pointing your opinions out to me. I'm doing my best to make this the best guide possible =3

EDITS!

V1.3 - Polysexual Pride Flag has been added. Updated definition for Bear Brotherhood.

V1.2 - A number of definitions have been updated to better represent the groups their flag represents

V1.1 - Background changed, fonts changed, updated definitions for Bear Brotherhood and Gay Pride, bottom credit changed

V1.03 - Updated definitions of "Lipstick Lesbian" and "Bear Pride"

V1.02 - Updated definition for "Bisexual Pride."

V1.01 - Small typo correction and opened the piece for download
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:iconpkersey:
PKersey Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
I would just hang a white flag and let everyone take care of their own businesses.
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Danny-Senpai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really good guide! I should show this to my mom. She doesn't fully understand yet XD
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Hinageshi-Aki Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome guide :3
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ForeverForgotten101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Any flag for Pomosexual?
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:iconheroinist:
heroinist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...what pomosexual is? XD
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JadedSnake Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Why not just use the one that stands for everyone and that everyone knows, instead of creating sub-division?
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Forest-Hen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's just the rainbow. c:
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BLONDIEROSE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Oh gosh so many armbands I have to go shopping for now.
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ChaosBetween Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am quite sure that I'm straight, but I do support all the other flags.

*To Everyone who reads/views the Guide*

Who cares what other, closed-minded people think?  If they can't accept certain people for who they are, why should those idiots matter?  #%@!* them!

Love is love.
Lust is lust.
Beauty is beauty.  Gender shouldn't be a relevant factor.

Be proud of who you are.  The opinions of others shouldn't stop you from being yourself.  Stand strong and walk with pride;  The Great Mother made you what you are, and She loves us all equally.

:salute:
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ggrowl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it matters bc we get murdered for being this way so ya know. we worry. straight ppl don't deal w/ what LGBTQAI+ people deal w/
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Sccaggs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That argument makes no sense. Interracial couples get hate for being interracial, not for being straight. Imagine what LBGT+ interracial couple get. Last time someone was murdered bor bein LGBT+, are you kidding me? I don't know, Mark Carson for example?
Heterophobia doesn't exist. That doesn't mean straight people lives are always awesome, that means we have one less problem to deal with. No one was ever bullied, killed or abused just for being straight, no one.
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ggrowl Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're just kinda gearing toward shit that doesn't have to do w/ LGBTQAIP+ ok lmao. straight ppl will never be oppressed for being straight so they honestly don't matter in the group. Honestly. Straight ppl will honestly just pack their bags and give themselves a pat on the back once gay marriage is "legal" and then ignore everything else that's wrong with this fucking nation. like, idk, it being legal to use the "trans ppl scare me" excuse when someone straight up MURDERS A TRANS PERSON. so many TWOC hav been murdered w/ that excuse in mind so honestly fuck yourself and die thanks :)
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ggrowl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
has ADD so didn't read ur shitty post
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Just piping in for a second and only responding to whuh about the proof of LGBT people being murdered.
These are just this year and only the reported murders.  Also, by no means is this list exhaustive:

Also, let's reflect upon Trans Day of remembrance from last year.  This is a list of names of trans people murdered worldwide, but definitely has more than 12 from the US.  Trans Day of Remembrance

Wikipedia has a wonderful selection of hate crimes, violence, and murders to choose from 
Wikipedia's History of Violence Against LGBT People in the US

But, just in case you doubt my sources Let Me Google That for You

Hate crimes and violence aren't the only things we need to be worried about though.  I would have a much more extensive list.  A majority of suicides are caused by the discrimination (systematic and individual) against queer people in the United States.

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In my opinion, to extrapolate that ggrowl implied, "only the LGBT community get murdered, and that straight people don't have to put up with the same kind of prejudice, makes me think you are very young and very ignorant" makes me think you barely put any time into this discussion and did not even want to listen to what they were saying.   

We were on the topic of comparing the LGBTQ+ community and the straight community, and ggrowl said, "
straight ppl don't deal w/ what LGBTQAI+ people deal w/"  and this is invariably true!  Multitudes of research have proven, and countless murders have been committed that people in the LGBTQ+ community face completely different lives with all other factors being equal.  If you doubt this, and you like evidence I highly recommend looking it up and learning for yourself about the differences these two communities face.  

****I've given you what you asked for which is, "
proof of people being murdered because they are a part of the LGBT community in america. thanks."****  

You're welcome.

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MissRandomChica16 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Writer
This is pretty awesome. I'm not 100% sure what I really am yet, though I lean more toward pan or demisexuality. As far as my current relationship, I'm sort of the more 'manly' girl in a same-sex relationship. We joke that I'm a gentleman and I'm the husband.
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AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure if I'm right, but isn't the omnisexual flag just solid dark grey with light grey stripes? o3o
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bonrs Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014
You know what would be a really good idea with this? Use the colors on the flag as a color palette for a self portrait : )
I think I'll do that now omg
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Zexy-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Pardon me, but you wouldn't happen to know what the Demisexual flag is and if there is one, would you? One of my friend's characters is and I'd like to draw him with his own flag cape.
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Nixxie-Mechawing Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
demi sexual is included in the asexual spectrum. So is Graysexual. (I have done waaaaayyyy too much research on this.)
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Zexy-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I just didn't want anyone seeing it thinking that him and his lover couldn't be a thing because of the ace flag. Really neat chart, btw!
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Nixxie-Mechawing Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It isn't my chart. I've just done a lot of research and learned that Graysexuals Demisexuals and Asexuals all share the same flag.
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NicLove Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you have all the flags... bigger and separate?
niclove.deviantart.com/gallery…
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Shinigami-Rem-san Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Finally I understand what some of the flags I've seen around actually mean. THANK YOU
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BruceBannerFanGirl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Can I use the lipstick lesbian to make a stamp?
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KrymsynReine Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The bisexual flag description is a bit offensive. Bisexuals define themselves as attracted to the same gender and other genders. It is not just men and women. Thank you.
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iveneadlev Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you.

TO ALL THOSE THAT DON'T:
Consider this, the fact that bisexuality is widely known, so if someone WAS pansexual and came out as bi, they don't have to spend half an hour explaining pansexuality, the gender binary, other genders, etc. ESPECIALLY to close-minded people. In the queer community pansexuality and bi sexuality are VERY OFTEN used as completely interchangable terms- I am, in fact, pansexual, but choose to come out to most people (specifically strangers and acquaintances) as bisexual simply because people KNOW that it means and I don't have to spend time explaining something that will barely ever (or not at all) affect them.

Also consider that if you aren't in the queer community, you don't get to define the definition of our identities. Much the same as we don't get to define yours.
And if you ARE in the queer community and you sit here and go 'UUUUUHM well actually BI is LATIN for TWOOOO and there are TWO GENDERS so you're WRONGG' consider that you don't get to define how other people define themselves (and also the fact that there is a fuckload of genders out there).

Sit the fuck down.
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laddster Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
please read the pansexual flag and its terms, also please read the dictionary definition of bisexual as it is the attraction to both women and men only, not the genderqueer etc.
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DanDan26 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah either have a penis or a vagina (both in rare cases). Don't be so SJW white-knight.
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Romeulrich Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I do believe attraction to any and all genders is considered pansexual.
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puffyface83 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
You are both wrong and forgiven. The bi in bisexual refers to Homo and Hetero (Same and different) NOT man woman. Some people also define it as two sexes male/female (penis/vagina) and gender identity being irrelevant in that case.

The difference is that as a bisexual gender is still relevant to attraction, for a pansexual it isn't.

I identify as bi because I look for different things from each gender and therefore the gender of my partner is relevant to my attraction. Many pansexuals identify with the term 'gender-blind'
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catchme-falling Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Bisexuals are only attracted to men and women. Anything other than that is classified as another.
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GrammarshineHyena Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew genderqueers had a flag.  O:
Do you know if there are flags for different more specific types of genderqueer?  I would love to subtly show my omnigender pride, but I'm not particularly fond of the colours.  x___x

One more question I have (because I saw a conversation about it earlier in the comments) is this:  What sexuality would you call a person who is only attracted to people of the opposite physical sex, regardless of his/her and/or the other person's gender identity?  The reason I ask is because my "significant other" adamently claims to be "straight" while also accepting my non-binary gender and admits to enjoying transexual pornography every now and then.  (I apologize if this is an awkward question or awkward information, but I really want to know.)
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Kai135 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
<Straight Ally...>
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RuggedCatCast Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Team Straight Allies <3
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Nikilah Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
There's an aromantic flag too, it'd be great if you could add that! And asexuality includes demisexuals and gray aces too.
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BUBBA-THE-LOVE-BUG Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
who gives a fucking shit about bdsm fetishists it's not a sexuality or some shit jesus fuck
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Minteyy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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thelostweeaboo Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cute and all... but should bdsm really be considered part of the mogii flags? It seems really... derogatory to us.... I'm really uncomfortable with fetishists being considered part of the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
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Minteyy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz: :iconfacepalmplz: :iconfacepalmplz:
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proud-and-loud Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This was interesting, but I have to point this out. Check this out: www.huffingtonpost.com/aj-walk…. Whereas it's true there are bisexuals who are attracted to only male or female individuals, it is possible for bisexuals to be attracted to individuals outside of the gender binary. The 'bi' in bisexual doesn't necessarily mean the 'two'genders it can refer to 'one' being individuals who are regarded the 'same' in some way, the other 'one' being those regarded different.
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Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Writer
Straight Allies it is.
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ellymango Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I feel silly for asking... but what are the differences between bisexual, pansexual and polysexual? They all seem to have the same definition to me...
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thelostweeaboo Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! So to start, let's recognize that there are more than two genders. White people generally enforced a strict binary when they colonized other countries, so a lot of ideas of gender have been smashed. However, many people are starting to identify with other genders again! People in touch with their past cultures can identify themselves as genders from their culture. A more popular subsetting has come in as well, called nonbinary people - which is a catch all for genders other than boy and girl. There are TONS of genders.

So! Bisexual basically means attracted to the same and different genders. Bisexual people ABSOLUTELY can be attracted to nonbinary people, and be nonbinary people themselves! Bisexuals just tend to have different preferences for different gender markers, or value different traits in different genders.

Pansexual people are attracted to all genders, and generally do not care about gender markers of people. They tend to be attracted to all genders equally.

Polysexual people mean that they are attracted to more than one gender. This can mean that they only like nonbinary people and girls, or only boys and demi girls, etc. They're similar to bisexual people, except they aren't necessarily always attracted to their own gender or those of others.

I hope this helps clear things up! Gender if very complicated, but it's very worth it to research. It makes others comfortable, and you never know what genders you may end up identifying with once you find these separate genders! I always knew I wasn't exactly a girl, but not a boy either. Now I know that I'm an agender person, all because of little things like this, and people willing to tell me about these things.
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JoJoBynxFwee Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this definition of bisexual. A binarist definition is too exclusionary for my tastes, so I generally define my identification of bisexual as "capable of attraction to people of my own and other genders" (which still falls into the "bi means two" dictionary-thumpers' definition). I'm not opposed to the identification of pan or poly, but bi-erasure is such a problem and I don't want to jump ship from what I've used for most of my life... plus the flag colors are boss.
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