A pride flag typically refers to any flag that represents a segment or part of the LGBT community. Pride in this case refers to the notion of gay pride. The rainbow flag is the most widely used LGBT flag and LGBT symbol in general.[Citation needed] There are derivations of the rainbow flag that are used to focus attention on specific similar-interest groups within the community (for example, leather subculture). There are also some pride flags that are not exclusively related to LGBT matters, such as the polyamory flag. The terms LGBT flags and queer flags are often used interchangeably.[1]

Notable examples

  • Bear flag, represents the bear subculture
  • Bisexual pride flag, represents bisexuals and their communities
  • Gay pride flag of South Africa, represents the LGBT community in South Africa
  • Genderqueer flag, represents identities outside the gender binary
  • Intersex flag, represents intersex individuals and their organizations
  • Leather Pride flag, represents leather subculture (and sometimes by extension the BDSM community)
  • Pansexual pride flag, represents pansexual individuals and their organizations
  • Rainbow flag, represents all aspects of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities
  • Transgender flags, varying flags used to represent transgender pride, diversity, rights and/or remembrance by transgender individuals, their organizations, their communities and their allies


LGBT pride flags

These LGBT flags represent the LGBT movement as a whole or different sexualities, gender identities, romantic orientations and/or sex.

Romantic Flags

Sexuality Flags

Gender Idenity Flags

Subculture flags

Location-based flags

See also


  1. The Complete Guide to Queer Pride Flags (June 13, 2018). Retrieved on 6 January 2019.
  2. Queer Community Flags (September 14, 2018). Retrieved on 4 June 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 {{Cite web|url= Complete Guide To All The LGBTQ+ Flags & What They Mean|date=19 June 2019|accessdate=7 July 2019|publisher=Refinery29|author=Kasandra Brabaw
  4. Paul Murphy-Kasp (6 July 2019). Pride in London: What do all the flags mean?. BBC. Retrieved on 6 July 2019.
  5. What is Demisexuality? (2015). Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved on 2 October 2019.
  6. Philly's Pride Flag to Get Two New Stripes: Black and Brown (June 8, 2017). Retrieved on 26 May 2019.
  7. Coming out is risky business (31 January 2011). Retrieved on 4 July 2019.
  8. God save the queers (21 July 2006). Archived from the original on October 14, 2006. Retrieved on January 23, 2012.