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Why Are There So Many LGBTQ Flags?

Wether or not you are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community you might be wondering why there are so many pride flags.

" Why Are There So Many LGBTQ Flags? "

Answer: The simple truth is that there are hundreds ways people that are LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) identify themselves. Flags have been created to include most all, rather than just the majority.



"Why can't everyone just use the rainbow flag?"

Quite literally, everyone (a part of the community) can use the rainbow flag, but some prefer a flag more specific to what they identify with. Think of the rainbow flag as the United States flag and perhaps a transgender flag could be a Texas flag. You still live in the United States but more specifically, Texas, so you fly a Texas flag as well. It's practically the same thing.


"What Does Transgender, Pansexual, Intersex, Queer, ect. Mean?"

What is Transgender? Someone who is born a certain gender, but does not feel that they are the gender they were born as, therefor they identify themselves or transition into the gender they feel that they are.


Transgender Flag:


What is Pansexual? Many people confuse pansexual with bisexual, but they are not the same. Bisexual means to be attracted to two genders (male or female), pansexual means to be attracted to all genders. Their range of attraction is not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity. Meaning they can be attracted to practically anyone.


Pansexual Flag:

What is Intersex? Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is a general term used to describe a wide range of natural body variations. An example would be someone who was born with genitals that could not be classified as male or female, therefor they are Intersex.


Intersex Flag:

What is Queer? Queer is some who a part of the LGBTQIA+ community (not straight and cis gender). Anyone a part of the community can consider themselves Queer; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Pansexual. Not everyone identifies specifically as queer but, it {queer} is more of a blanket term for the LGBTQIA+ community.


Queer Flag: (queer flags can be any and all flags of the LGBTQ community, below is a gender queer flag)


The LGBTQIA+ community is quite large and has many categories, one would need a book to see them all. More and more identities are still being created to this day. Below are a few more flags that weren't touched on in this article.


There you have it, hopefully now you have a better understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community and their flags. Did you learn something new? Share this article with you your friends who were also wondering why there are so many pride flags! Don't forget to stop by https://www.rosegoldco.shop/lgbtqprideflags to get some pride flags of your own!



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