Intersex Inclusive Progress Pride Flag
- Why in News?
- History of Pride Flag
- Why is it called inter-sex inclusive Progress Pride Flag
- What do colors of the new flag signify?
Why in News?
The month of June is recognized as the Pride Month all across the world. While many organization still use the older rainbow pride flag (a simple red to violet rainbow) in their events, the new variation is increasingly accepted as a more inclusive representation of the LGBTQIA+ community (June 2023).
A Pride flag essentially represents the pride associated with LGBTQIA+ social movement. For centuries people belonging to the community have had to fight for basic rights in countries across the world. The struggle continues in many countries. Uganda, for instance, recently passed a law criminalizing the LGBTQIA+ community.
History of Pride Flag:
- The simple rainbow pride flag, designed by Baker, made its debut in 1978 at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Parade. The new flag is based on this very flag.
- In 2018, American Graphic Designer Daniel Quasar redesigned the flag to include the colors of the transgender flag, blue, light pink, and white. Quasar added the transgender colors along with black and brown color (representing the people in color) in a chevron shape to represent forward movement.
- The most recent version of the flag is designed by Valentino Vecchietti in 2021 as an inter-sex inclusive Pride flag. A purple circle over a yellow triangle was included in the chevron part of the pride flag. This is a reference to the Intersex pride flag.
Why is it called inter-sex inclusive Progress Pride Flag:
- The intersex has been largely been under-represented within broader queer narratives.
- According to UN, intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads, and chromosome pattern) that don’t fit typical binary notions of the male of female bodies.
- In 2021, Intersex Equality Rights (UK) decided to adapt the Pride Progress flag design to incorporate intersex flag, creating the new inter-sex pride flag. Intersex equality rights activists did the redesigning. The colors yellow and purple are used in the intersex flag as a counterpoint to blue and pink which are traditionally seen as gendered colors.
What do colors of the new flag signify?
- Red – Life
- Orange – Healing
- Yellow – New Ideas
- Green – Prosperity
- Blue – Serenity
- Violet – Spirit
- Chevron Part:
- Black and Brown = People of color
- White, blue and pink = Trans people
- Yellow with purple circle = Intersex People