So many beautiful colors! What do the different flags mean in LGBTQIA+ communities?

Video Description:

(Ricardo, TC-GLAD Commmunity Outreach, describes different Pride flags while each flag appears in the background. Traditional Gay Pride Flag: )

Traditional Gay Pride Flag. This flag has gone through many changes since its debut in 1977. The original flag had 8 colors, and currently has 6 colors. Each color holds a powerful meaning. (Zoom to red stripe)

Red: Life and Sexuality. (Zoom to orange)

Orange: Healing and Friendship. (Zoom to yellow)

Yellow: Vitality and Energy. (Zoom to green)

Green: Serenity and Nature. (Zoom to blue)

Blue: Harmony and Artistry. (Zoom to violet)

Violet: Spirit and Gratitude. (Philadelphia People of Color Inclusive Flag appears: )

Philadelphia People of Color Inclusive Flag. Historically, queer people of color are often excluded from the LGBTQIA+ community. At bars and festivals, queer people of color are often faced with harmful and even violent discrimination. Because of this, the city of Philadelphia added black and brown to the flag in 2016 to honor the many under-represented queer people of color. (Progress Pride Flag appears: )

The Progress Pride Flag changed the current Pride flag. In 2018, adding to the Philadelphia People of Color flag, this flag seeks to include queer and non-binary individuals, plus all people of color within the LGBTQIA+ community. (Trans flag appears: )

The transgender flag was created by Monica Helms, a trans woman, in 1999. The flag was first flown at a Pride Parade in Phoenix in 2000. The light blue represents boys, and the pink represents girls. The white is used to symbolize those who are transitioning, those who have a neutral gender, or no gender. The white stripe also represents intersex people. Helms chose this flag to symbolize people trying to find authenticity in their own lives. (Lesbian Flag appears: ) (Non-binary flag appears: ) (Bisexual flag appears: ) (Pansexual Pride Flag appears: )

Pansexual Pride Flag. Pansexuality is the attraction to any individual, regardless of gender or gender expression. (Intersex flag appears: )

Intersex Flag. In 2013, Intersex International Australia created the Intersex Flag. The flag has non-gendered colors: purple and yellow to celebrate those who live outside the binary. (Asexual flag appears: )

Asexual Flag. This represents people who experience little or no sexual attraction. (Screen changes to show video of Progress Pride Flag including purple and yellow intersex colors waving in the wind. Text appears: “Happy Pride Month!” with GLAD, CODIE, BGLAD, TCGLAD, and OCDEAF logos.)

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