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Bear Brotherhood Flag

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 12th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
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Additional References: LGBTQ+ Flags Publications

Summary: The seven colored striped brown, orange, yellow, tan, white, grey and black, Bear Brotherhood flag represents the International Bear Brotherhood community.


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The Bear Brotherhood pride flag was designed to represent the bear subculture within the broader LGBTQ+ community. Craig Byrnes created the bear flag in 1995. He thought it would be fitting to design a flag that represents the bear community and include it with the results of his research. The International Bear Brotherhood Flag, also known as the bear flag, is a pride flag designed to represent the bear subculture within the LGBT community.

A bear within gay male culture refers to a large-sized hairier man who projects a sense of "rugged masculinity" and an emerging subset of the LGBT community with its events, codes, and a culture-specific identity. Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair; some are heavy-set; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators.

What the Bear Brotherhood Flag Colors Mean

The flag consists of seven horizontal stripes. The flag colors are brown, orange, yellow, tan, white, grey, and black. - are meant to include the colors of the furs of animal bears throughout the world. To further represent the bear community, a black bear paw print is included at the top left of the flag.

International Bear Brotherhood Flag

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Image of the International Bear Brotherhood flag consisting of seven equal stripes, with brown at the top, followed by orange, yellow, tan, white, grey, and black at the bottom. A black bear paw print is included at the top left of the flag.Image of the International Bear Brotherhood flag consisting of seven equal stripes, with brown at the top, followed by orange, yellow, tan, white, grey, and black at the bottom. A black bear paw print is included at the top left of the flag.

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International Bear Brotherhood Flag Color Codes
Brown HEX = #613704 RGB = 97, 55, 4 CMYK = 0, 43, 96, 62
Orange HEX = #D46300 RGB = 212, 99, 0 CMYK = 0, 53, 100, 17
Yellow HEX = #FDDC62 RGB = 253, 220, 98 CMYK = 0, 13, 61, 1
Tan HEX = #FDE5B7 RGB = 253, 229, 183 CMYK = 0, 10, 28, 1
White HEX = #FFFFFF RGB = 255, 255, 255 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 0
Grey HEX = #545454 RGB = 84, 84, 84 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 67
Black HEX = #000000 RGB = 0, 0, 0 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 100

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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 12). Bear Brotherhood Flag. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved May 27, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/flags/1075.php


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