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Progress Pride Flag

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 13th Nov 2022 - Updated: 17th Nov 2022
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: LGBTQ+ Flags Publications

Summary: The Progress Pride flag with horizontal and diagonal chevron stripes has eleven colors, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet, white, pink, blue, brown, and black.


Main Document

The Progress Pride flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, as well as the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.

The Progress Pride flag was created in 2018 by Oregon-based designer Daniel Quasar, both genderqueer and non-binary, in response to Philly's updated pride flag. Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the classic Rainbow Flag to emphasize inclusion and progression. The flag's design combines the colors and stripes from Philly's version of the pride flag and the colors of the transgender pride flag.

Quasar is quoted as saying, "When the Pride flag was recreated to include both black and brown stripes as well as the transgender stripes, I wanted to see if there could be more emphasis in the design of the flag to give it more meaning."

Newer Version

A newer version of the progress pride flag (as seen in the second image below) represents those who are intersex, people of color, and people living with AIDS was designed in 2021 by Valentino Vecchietti of Intersex Equality Rights UK, who added a yellow triangle with a purple circle (the design of the Intersex Pride Flag) to the Progress Pride Flag.

The Progress Pride Flag

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Image of the Progress Pride Flag, which has 11 primary colors, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet, white, pink, blue, brown, and black.Image of the Progress Pride Flag, which has 11 primary colors, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet, white, pink, blue, brown, and black.

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A newer version of the progress pride flag represents those who are intersex, people of color, and people living with AIDS was designed in 2021 by Valentino Vecchietti of Intersex Equality Rights UK, who added a yellow triangle with a purple circle (the design of the Intersex Pride Flag) to the Progress Pride Flag.A newer version of the progress pride flag represents those who are intersex, people of color, and people living with AIDS was designed in 2021 by Valentino Vecchietti of Intersex Equality Rights UK, who added a yellow triangle with a purple circle (the design of the Intersex Pride Flag) to the Progress Pride Flag.

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What The Progress Pride Flag Colors Mean

The white, pink, and light blue chevron design on the Progress Pride Flag reflects the colors of the Transgender Flag, while the brown and black stripes represent marginalized people of color. The black stripe has a dual meaning: It also honors those lost to HIV/AIDS and is a nod to the stigma surrounding those still living with HIV.

The Progress Pride flag features eleven primary colors, red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, violet, white, pink, blue, brown, and black. The flag incorporates five half-sized diagonal stripes that represent transgender and non-binary individuals (light blue, light pink, white), marginalized People of Color (POC) communities (brown and black), those living with AIDS and the stigma and prejudices surrounding them, and those who have been lost to the disease (black).

The Progress Pride Flag Color Codes
Red HEX = #E40303 RGB = 228, 3, 3 CMYK = 0, 99, 99, 11
Orange HEX = #FF8C00 RGB = 255, 140, 0 CMYK = 0, 45, 100, 0
Yellow HEX = #FFED00 RGB = 255, 255, 0 CMYK = 255, 237, 0
Green HEX = #008026 RGB = 0, 128, 38 CMYK = 100, 0, 70, 50
Dark Blue HEX = #24408E RGB = 36, 64, 142 CMYK = 75, 55, 0, 44
Purple/Violet HEX = #732982 RGB = 115, 41, 130 CMYK = 12, 69, 0, 49
White HEX = #FFFFFF RGB = 255, 255, 255 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 0
Pink HEX = #FFAFC8 RGB = 255, 175, 200 CMYK = 0, 31, 22, 0
Light Blue HEX = #74D7EE RGB = 116, 215, 238 CMYK = 51, 10, 0, 7
Brown HEX = #613915 RGB = 97, 57, 21 CMYK = 0, 41, 78, 62
Black HEX = #000000 RGB = 0, 0, 0 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 100

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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 13). Progress Pride Flag. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved April 19, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/flags/1086.php


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