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Gay men flags

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Various gay men flags have been used to symbolize the gay men community. Rainbow flags were proposed and officially used since 1978 to represent gay men and, consequently, the LGBT community generically. Since 2010s various designs have been proposed to specifically represent gay male and MLM community only.


Rainbow flag[edit]

The original gay pride flags flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade celebration on June 25, 1978.[1] According to a profile published in the Bay Area Reporter in 1985, Gilbert Baker "chose the rainbow motif because of its associations with the hippie movement of the Sixties but he notes that the use of the design dates all the way back to ancient Egypt."[2]

2010s flags[edit]

The first known flag design for gay men was posted online on October 9, 2018 via VK, a Russian website.[3] It was designed by Valentin Belyaev in or before mid-2010s to combat gayphobia and was based on the pink lesbian flag.[4] It symbolizes the attraction of men to each other and the diversity of the gay community itself. It's sometimes referred as the Uranian flag.[5]

The first provisionally proposed gay man flag published online was designed by Mod Hermy from DeviantArt account Pride-Flags. It was firstly posted via Tumblr on August 24, 2016 and was based on the pink lesbian flag.[6][4]

The gay man flag, with green, teal, white, blue and purple stripes, was designed by Tumblr user gayflagblog. Both versions with seven and five stripes were posted on July 10, 2019. It has a white stripe in the middle iterated from the Monica Helms' trans flag design and it includes transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary gay individuals.[7][8] Its designer is named Triton, a trans man with disability.[9] The flag is sometimes known as the Vincian flag.[4]


  1. "Rainbow Flag". GLBT Historical Society. 1978-06-25. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  2. Mike Hippler (1985-11-14). "Gilbert Baker: Street queen at the ball". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  3. "Guide to 72 LGBTQ+ Pride Flags - OutBüro". 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "MLM Pride Gay Men Flag". Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Uranian - What is it? What does it mean?". Taimi wiki. Retrieved 2022-05-26.
  6. "Clearing up some things about the gay man flag". DeviantArt. Pride-Flags. 2021-03-06. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  7. "The Stolen Gay Male Pride Flag". Beyond MOGAI Pride Flags. uwumars. 2021-06-08. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  8. "LGBTQ+ Pride Flags and What They Stand For". Volvo Group. 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  9. "» Gay". (in português). Retrieved 2022-05-26.
  10. Hildreth, Cade (2020-02-18). "Beyond the Rainbow: Your Complete Guide to Pride Flags". Cade Hildreth. Archived from the original on 2021-02-18. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  11. "Swindon & Wiltshire Pride | LGBTQ+ info". Swindon & Wiltshire. Retrieved 2022-05-25.

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