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Transgender Pride Flag

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 1st Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
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Additional References: LGBTQ+ Flags Publications

Summary: Information regarding the Transgender Pride Flag designed by Monica Helms to represent the transgender community.


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The Transgender Pride flag was designed by Monica Helms, and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, USA in 2000. The Transgender Pride flag represents the transgender community and consists of five horizontal stripes, two light blue, two pink, with a white stripe in the center.

Monica Helms described the meaning of the transgender flag as follows:

"The light blue is the traditional color for baby boys, pink is for girls, and the white in the middle is for those who are transitioning, those who feel they have a neutral gender or no gender, and those who are intersex. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it will always be correct. This symbolizes us trying to find correctness in our own lives".

Similar to the worldwide adoption of several identity-specific flags by the LGBT community around the world, including the Rainbow flag, the transgender pride flag is used throughout the world to represent the transgender community. However, various transgender individuals, organizations, and communities use and endorse several other flags. For example, the new white symbol with a black border is an extension of the Trans symbol with the male and female symbols, a combined symbol representing those with a gender identity combining male and female, and a plain pole (with neither arrow nor bar) representing those with a gender identity that is neither male nor female, embodying awareness and inclusion of all.

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The Transgender Pride flag stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white for those transitioning or considering themselves to have a neutral or undefined gender.The Transgender Pride flag stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white for those transitioning or considering themselves to have a neutral or undefined gender.

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The table below lists the codes of the transgender flag colors in HEX, RGB, and CMYK format.

Transgender Pride Flag Color Codes
Blue HEX = #5BCEFA RGB = 91 206 250 CMYK = 64, 18, 0, 2
Pink HEX = #F5A9B8 RGB = 245 169 184 CMYK = 0, 31, 25, 4
White HEX = #FFFFFF RGB = 255 255 255 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 0

Also see our web page on using the transgender Unicode symbol and the commonly used image of the transgender symbol. Other sexuality symbols can be found in our LGBTQ+ Symbols and Signs category, as well as our Guide to LGBTQ+ Flags.

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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 1). Transgender Pride Flag. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved September 23, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/flags/1054.php


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