Designed by Gilbert Baker, the colors in the flag represent the diversity of the community and have come to represent LGBTQIA pride everywhere in the world it is displayed. Use of inverted triangles as a symbol of gay pride began to be widespread in the early s Gay Liberation Movement. Since the pink triangle has been generally a gay male symbol, a pink triangle in a black circle, or simply a black triangle, is sometimes used by lesbians.
Bi Pride Symbols
There are many different bi pride symbols that you may encounter at Pride celebrations. These symbols usually integrate a specific color scheme of pink, purple, and blue. Here are a few of the most common symbols used to represent bi pride. The bi pride flag is the most well-known of the bi pride symbols. The bi pride flag features three different colored stripes; a wide magenta stripe, a narrow lavender stripe, and a wide blue stripe. It was first unveiled at the BiCafe's first anniversary party on December 5, The most important design element in this flag is the lavender stripe. The BiAngles Symbol, which consists of two intersecting triangles in pink and blue, creating a lavender triangle where they overlap. The exact origin of the bi angles symbol is unknown, but there are theories suggesting that the colors may represent masculine, feminine, and non-binary attractions. It is also possible that the colors represent the same meanings as in the bi pride flag and represent same-sex attraction, opposite-sex attraction, and a combination of the two.
Over the course of its history, the LGBT community has adopted certain symbols for self-identification to demonstrate unity, pride , shared values, and allegiance to one another. These symbols communicate ideas, concepts, and identity both within their communities and to mainstream culture. The two symbols most recognized internationally are the pink triangle and the rainbow flag. The female and male gender symbols are derived from the astronomical symbols for the planets Venus and Mars respectively. In modern science, the singular symbol for Venus is used to represent the female sex , and singular symbol for Mars is used to represent the male sex. The lambda became associated with Gay Liberation ,   and in December , it was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 19th-century England , green indicated homosexual affiliations, as popularized by gay author Oscar Wilde , who often wore one on his lapel.
This list is "non-comprehensive" because language within the community is fluid and often changing. Discrimination - differential treatment that favors one individual or group over another based on prejudice. Institutional Oppression - Societial processes and expectations that benefit one group at the expense of another through the use of language, media, education, religion, economics, etc. Internalized Oppression - The process by which a member of an oppressed group comes to accept and live out the inaccurate stereotypes applied to the oppressed group.