Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 15th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
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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.
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.
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.
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|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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