Just like someone from a different state or country — or sports fan — might want to fly a specific flag to represent their identity, the same goes for people in the LGBTQ+ community! And it certainly doesn’t need to be Pride Month to embrace these banners.
For a long time, gay men have been the face of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and while their history and experiences are very real, recent efforts to include a more diverse and expansive understanding of gayness has led to the development of new flag designs.
One of these is the most recent iteration of the Gay Men’s Pride Flag, which aims to include trans men in the gay community in a deeper and more meaningful way.
Here’s what you need to know about the Gay Men’s Pride Flag.
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About the Gay Men’s Pride Flag
The newest iteration of the Gay Men’s Pride Flag — sometimes called the Men-Loving-Men Pride Flag, is assumed to have been designed in 2017 by Tumblr user @gayflagblog.
Prior to this design, the Gay Men’s Pride Flag was a flag with five stripes of varying shades of blue.
However, cisgender, white gay men have long been at the center of gay rights movements, and once the Philadelphia and Progress Pride Flags became more umbrella symbols for the community as a whole, demand grew for a more inclusive flag for men who love men.
It started off as a five-colored flag and later became designed with seven colors to include a broader spectrum of LGBTQ+ men.
The colors of the Gay Men’s Pride Flag each represent a different concept:
- Dark Green: Community
- Teal: Healing
- Light Green: Joy
- White: Gender-nonconforming, nonbinary, and transgender men
- Blue: Pure love
- Purple: Fortitude
- Indigo: Diversity
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Plus, learn more about other Pride flags:
- All LGBTQ+ Pride Flags & Their Meanings
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- Androgyne Pride Flag
- Aromantic Pride Flag
- Asexual Pride Flag
- Bisexual Pride Flag
- Demigender Pride Flag
- Demisexual Pride Flag
- Drag Pride Flag
- Gay Men’s Pride Flag
- Genderfluid Pride Flag
- Genderqueer Pride Flag
- Gilbert Baker Pride Flag
- Intersex Pride Flag
- Lesbian Pride Flag
- Nonbinary Pride Flag
- Pansexual Pride Flag
- Philadelphia Pride Flag
- Polysexual Pride Flag
- Progress Pride Flag
- Queer Pride Flag
- Rainbow Pride Flag
- Transgender Pride Flag
- Two-Spirit Pride Flag
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