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The Straight Ally Pride Flag

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 15th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: LGBTQ+ Flags Publications

Summary: The black, white, and rainbow Straight Ally pride flag has an unknown origin but is known to have first turned up around the late 2000s.


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A straight ally or heterosexual ally (ally) is a heterosexual and/or cisgender person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT social movements, challenging what they perceive as homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

The black, white, and rainbow Straight Ally pride flag shown below has an unknown origin but is known to have first turned up around the late 2000s. The Straight Ally Pride flag should not be confused with the strictly black and white "straight pride" flags. The Ally flag represents support for the LGBTQ+ community and celebrates the sexualities of others, while the "straight pride" flag negatively protests the Pride movement.

The Stages of Being an Ally

There are said to be three stages of being an ally in any social movement:

1 - The first stage of allyship is rooted in self-interest. These allies' goals focus entirely on those they love. Self-interested behavior is most often associated with parents supporting their children. Although these parents are key supporters in the community, it is sometimes clear whether their help extends beyond their own family and friends.

2 - The second stage is that of the ally aspiring for altruism. This is a more advanced stage than the former because the ally's motivations are directed toward combating the oppression of an entire group instead of just one individual. They are also more established in the sense that allies at this level begin to show awareness of their societal privilege, yet they tend to assume a savior role toward those they aim to help.

3 - The third stage of allyship is the ally who fights for social justice. Above all else, the main driver of this stage is respect for oppressed people. In contrast to the prior two approaches, allies in the third stage know that the group they support can advocate for themselves.

The Straight Ally Pride Flag

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What The Straight Ally Pride Flag Colors Mean

The Straight Ally Pride Flag Color Codes
Black HEX = #000000 RGB = 0, 0, 0 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 100
White HEX = #FFFFFF RGB = 255, 255, 255 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 0
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

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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 15). The Straight Ally Pride Flag. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved September 23, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/flags/1085.php


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