Author: Sexual Diversity
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Published: 14th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
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Summary: The Two Spirit Pride flag features eight primary colors and uses two feathers to represent masculine and feminine identities. The circle symbolizes the unification of masculine and feminine identities into a separate gender.
Two-spirit (two spirit, 2S, twospirited) is a modern, pan-Indian, umbrella term used by some Indigenous North Americans to describe Native people in their communities who fulfill a traditional third-gender - or other gender-variant - ceremonial and social role in their cultures. Some Indigenous Americans identify as two-spirit individuals, meaning they fall outside the male-female binary. This can describe a person's sexual, gender, and spiritual identity.
The Two-Spirit culture is not, as some would believe, the gay community among Native Americans. It is more cultural among indigenous people, like the Hijra group in South Asian society. Though it's not clear when it was first designed, the flag, however, does take its inspiration from the famous Rainbow Pride Flag. Cultural context is added by placing a double feather symbol in the middle to stand for the Native American community.
"Two Spirit" was not intended to be interchangeable with "LGBT Native American" or "Gay Indian"; rather, it was created in English (and then translated into Ojibwe) to serve as a pan-Indian unifier, to be used for general audiences instead of the traditional terms in Indigenous languages for what are diverse, culturally-specific ceremonial and social roles, that can vary widely (if and when they exist at all).
The Two-Spirit Pride Flag uses two feathers to represent masculine and feminine identities. The circle symbolizes the unification of masculine and feminine identities into a separate gender. The Two-Spirit flag has eight primary colors, which are red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet, black and white.
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|Two-Spirit Pride Flag Color Codes|
|Red||HEX = #F00000||RGB = 240, 0, 0||CMYK = 0, 100, 100, 6|
|Orange||HEX = #FE7E00||RGB = 254, 126, 0||CMYK = 0, 50, 100, 0|
|Yellow||HEX = #FFFF00||RGB = 255, 255, 0||CMYK = 0, 0, 100, 0|
|Green||HEX = #007A41||RGB = 0, 122, 65||CMYK = 100, 0, 47, 52|
|Blue||HEX = #4041FE||RGB = 64, 65, 254||CMYK = 75, 74, 0, 0|
|Purple/Violet||HEX = #A001BE||RGB = 160, 1, 190||CMYK = 16, 100, 0, 26|
|Black||HEX = #000000||RGB = 0, 0, 0||CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 100|
|White||HEX = #FFFFFF||RGB = 255, 255, 255||CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 0|
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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 14). Two Spirit Pride Flag. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved September 23, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/flags/1079.php
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