It has five horizontal stripes: Agender Pride Flag — The agender pride flag , created by Salem X in , has seven horizontal stripes. The black and white stripes represent an absence of gender, the gray represents semi-genderlessness, and the central green stripe represents nonbinary genders.
Genderqueer Pride Flag — This flag was designed in by Marilyn Roxie, a genderqueer writer and advocate, and features a lavender, white, and chartreuse stripe. According to Roxie , the lavender stripe is a mix of blue and pink—colors traditionally associated with men and women—and represents androgyny as well as queer identities.
The white stripe, like in the transgender pride flag, represent agender or gender neutral identities. The chartreuse stripe is the inverse of lavender and represents third gender identities and identities outside the gender binary. Unofficial Lesbian Pride Flag — The original lipstick lesbian flag with a red kiss superimposed on six shades of red and pink colors and a white bar in the center was introduced in a weblog in It was modified by removing the kiss.
This version is commonly used. There are two other flags seen at marches: Gay Pride Flag — Gilbert Baker created the gay pride flag in , and it originally had eight stripes. The colors in order, were hot pink to represent sex, red for healing, yellow for sun, green for serenity with nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit.
In the years since, the flag has been reduced to six colors: Openly LGBT people being visible in society affects societal attitudes toward homosexuality , bisexuality, and the transgender community on a wider level. One commonly cited example is Harvey Milk , the first openly gay person to be elected to political office in California , becoming the most visible LGBT politician in the world in the s, after decades of resistance to LGBT people by mainstream culture. Milk encouraged LGBT people to "come out of the closet" during his speeches; as a result of his work and his assassination—along with San Francisco mayor George Moscone —thousands of ordinary people did so.
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