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Lesbian Pride Flags

Author: Sexual Diversity
Author Contact: Sexual Diversity (SexualDiversity.org)
Published: 19th Nov 2022 - Updated: 20th Nov 2022
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: LGBTQ+ Flags Publications

Summary: Information and example images, including color codes of the five and seven-stripe Lesbian Pride flags.


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The word "lesbian" literally means resident of the island Lesbos and became synonymous with women who like women in reference to the island's most famous resident, Sappho, a female poet who wrote many love poems to other women around 600 BCE. Today, a lesbian is someone who experiences sexual or romantic attraction to other women or between women. The term normally applies to women; however, some nonbinary people also identify with this term.

There are multiple versions of the Lesbian Pride Flag, including the:

Seven Stripe Lesbian Flag

The seven-stripe version has been around since 2018 and was proposed as the new "lesbian flag for everyone" by Tumblr blogger Emily Gwen and currently seems to be the most widely recognized one. The Lesbian Pride flag has seven primary colors, dark orange, orange, light orange, white, pink, dusty pink, and dark rose. The chart further down the page lists the common and popular color codes of these colors in HEX, RGB and CMYK formats.

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Fig 1. Seven-stripe lesbian pride flag.Fig 1. Seven-stripe lesbian pride flag.

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Five Stripe Lesbian Flag

Another version features a simplified five-color design. From top to bottom, the five selected colors represent Gender non-conformity (dark orange), Community (light orange), Unique relationships to womanhood (white), Serenity and peace (pink), and Feminity (dark pink).

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5-stripe-lesbian-flag.pngFig 2. Five-stripe lesbian pride flag.

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What the Lesbian Pride Flag Colors Mean

The Seven Stripe Lesbian Flag features seven different colors, dark orange, orange, light orange, white, pink, dusty pink, and dark rose, which are said to mean from top to bottom:

The Seven Stripe Lesbian Flag Color Codes
Dark Orange HEX = #D52D00 RGB = 213, 45, 0 CMYK = 0, 79, 100, 17
Mid Orange HEX = #EF7627 RGB = 239, 118, 39 CMYK = 0, 51, 84, 6
Light Orange HEX = #FF9A56 RGB = 255, 154, 86 CMYK = 0, 40, 66, 0
White HEX = #FFFFFF RGB = 255, 255, 255 CMYK = 0, 0, 0, 0
Light Pink HEX = #D162A4 RGB = 209, 98, 164 CMYK = 0, 53, 22, 18
Mid Pink HEX = #B55690 RGB = 181, 86, 144 CMYK = 0, 53, 21, 29
Dark Pink HEX = #A30262 RGB = 163, 2, 98 CMYK = 0, 99, 40, 36

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Latest LGBTQ+ Flags Publications

The above information is from our reference library of resources relating to LGBTQ+ Flags that includes:

The Fraysexual Pride Flag consists of four colored stripes; Blue, Cyan, White, and gray. Blue and cyan were chosen as complementary colors of red and yellow, representing romantic and platonic love. thumbnail image
The Fraysexual Pride Flag consists of four colored stripes; Blue, Cyan, White, and gray. The origin of the flag design is currently unknown.
Publish Date: 6th Jan 2023
Image of the pastel color schemed Genderfae Pride flag. thumbnail image
The Genderfae Pride flag features seven primary pastel colors, green, green, yellow, white, pink, lavender, and purple.
Publish Date: 31st Dec 2022
The image of the trigender flag features five horizontal stripes; a pink stripe, blue stripe, green stripe, blue stripe, and pink stripe. thumbnail image
The trigender pride flag has five horizontal stripes; pink, blue, green, blue, and pink. Trigender people experience three gender identities, either simultaneously or varying between them.
Publish Date: 30th Dec 2022
The Pangender flag features light shades of pink, red, and yellow and a white stripe in the middle. thumbnail image
The Pangender Pride Flag has four primary colors consisting of light shades of pink, red, and yellow, as well as a central white stripe.
Publish Date: 6th Dec 2022 - Updated: 8th Dec 2022


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• (APA): Sexual Diversity. (2022, November 19). Lesbian Pride Flags. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved April 19, 2024 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/flags/1095.php


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