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LGBTQ+ Resources: Welcome

white text reading "lgbtq+ resources" on a background made from the progressive pride flag

Welcome to the Muntz Library LGBTQ+ Resources Guide! Here you will find a variety of information pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community including:

Terminology

Rainbow Pride Flag

Flag Meaning:
Red: Life
Orange: Healing
Yellow: Sunlight
Green: Nature
Indigo: Harmony
Violet: Spirit

Attribution: Originally created by Gilbert Baker in 1978 with pink and turquoise stripes which were later removed due to production issues. (How Did the Rainbow Flag Become a Symbol of LGBTQ Pride?, Britannica)

Hex Codes: D12229 F68A1E FDE01A 007940 24408E 732982

Lesbian Flag

Lesbian: Refers to a woman who is emotionally, romantically, and/or physically attracted to other women. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
(for original 7 stripe flag)
Dark Orange: Gender non-conformity
Orange: Independence
Light Orange: Community
White: Unique relationships to womanhood
Light Pink: Serenity and Peace
Pink: Love and Sex
Dark Pink: Femininity
(Flag meaning as described by creator on sadlesbean.tumblr.com)

Attribution: Original created by Emily Gwen in 2018, with a five stripe variant created shortly after.

Hex Codes: D52D00 FF9A56 FFFFFF D362A4 A30262

Bisexual Flag

Bisexual: Commonly referred to as bi or bi+. The term refers to a person who acknowledges in themselves the potential to be attracted--romantically, emotionally and/or sexually--to people of more than one gender, not necessarily at the same time, in the same way, or in the same degree. The "bi" in bisexual can refer to attraction to genders similar to and different from one's own. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Pink: Attraction to the same gender (historical: sexual attraction to the same sex only)
Blue: Attraction to different genders (historical: sexual attraction to the opposite sex only)
Purple: Attraction to both and different genders (historical: sexual attraction to both sexes)
(Original description from Michael Page)

Attribution: Created by Michael Page in 1998.

Hex Codes: D60270 9B4F96 0038A8

Non-binary Flag

Non-binary: Refers to people who do not subscribe to the gender binary. They might exist between or beyond the man-woman binary. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
White: People who are many or all genders
Black: Agender or genderlessness
Purple: Fluidity and multiplicity of many gender experiences, the uniqueness and flexibility of nonbinary people, as well as those whose gender experiences include being of or between female and male
Yellow: Being outside the binary
(Flag meaning as described by creator on thejasmineelf.tumblr.com)

Attribution: Created by Kye Rowan in 2014.

Hex Codes: FFF433 FFFFFF 9B59D0 2D2D2D

Pansexual Flag

Pansexual: Refers to a person whose emotional, romantic and/or physical attraction is to people inclusive of all genders. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning: "Pink and blue, because of their gendered traditions, and yellow, a generally non-gendered color, to represent nonbinary folks etc." - Japser V. via Twitter

Attribution: Created by Jasper V. in 2010.

Hex Codes: FF218C FFD800 21B1FF

Progressive Pride Flag

Flag Meaning:
Red: Life
Orange: Healing
Yellow: Sunlight
Green: Nature
Blue: Harmony/Peace
Purple: Spirit
Light Blue/Pink/White: trans and non-binary individuals
Brown/Black: marginalized POC communities
Black: those living with AIDS and the stigma and prejudice surrounding them, and those who have been lost to the disease
(About the "Progress" Design, Quasar-Digital)

Attribution: Created by Daniel Quasar in 2018.

Hex Codes: D12229 F68A1E FDE01A 007940 24408E 732982 5BCEFA F5A9B8 FFFFFF

Transgender Flag

Transgender: Often shortened to trans, from the Latin prefix for “on a different side as.” A term describing a person’s gender identity that does not necessarily match their assigned sex at birth. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning: "The light blue is the traditional color for baby boys, and the pink is the traditional color for baby girls...The white in the middle is neutral, for all those who feel they have a neutral or undefined gender." - Monica Helms, quoted in Flying a Palindrome Proudly by Bruce Christian

Attribution: Created by Monica Helms in 1999.

Hex Codes: 5BCEFA F5A9B8 FFFFFF

Agender Flag

Agender: Refers to a person who does not identify with or experience any gender. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Black/White: Absence of gender
Grey: Semi-genderlessness
Green: Nonbinary genders
(Interview: Creator of the Agender Flag)

Attribution: Created by Salem X in 2014.

Hex Codes: 000000 BCC4C6 FFFFFF B8F483

Aromantic Flag

Aromantic: Sometimes abbreviated as aro, the term refers to an individual who does not experience romantic attraction. Aromantic people exist on a spectrum of romantic attraction and can use terms such as gray aromantic or grayromantic to describe their place within that spectrum. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Green-Light Green: The Aro-Spectrum
White: Non-romantic relationships
Grey/Black: The Sexuality Spectrum
(Flag meaning as described by creator on cameronwhimsy.tumblr.com)

Attribution: Created by Cameron (cameronwhimsy.tumblr.com) in 2014.

Hex Codes: 3DA642 A8D379 FFFFFF A9A9A9 000000

Asexual Flag

Asexual: Sometimes abbreviated as ace, the term refers to an individual who does not experience sexual attraction. Asexual people exist on a spectrum of sexual attraction and can use terms such as gray asexual or gray ace to describe themselves. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Black: Asexuality
Gray: Gray Asexuality and Demisexuality
White: Sexuality
Purple: Community
(Asexual Flag: And the winner is...)

Attribution: Created by AVEN users standup and Bristrek in 2010.

Hex Codes: 000000 A3A3A3 FFFFFF 800080

Demisexual Flag

Demisexual: Used to describe an individual who experiences sexual attraction only after forming an emotional connection. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Black: Asexuality
Gray: Gray Asexuality and Demisexuality
White: Sexuality
Purple: Community
(assumed based on meanings from asexual flag)

Attribution: Unknown, likely created in early 2010s

Hex Codes: 000000 D2D2D2 FFFFFF 6E0070

Gay Men Flag

Gay: A term used to describe people who are emotionally, romantically, and/or physically attracted to people of the same gender (e.g., gay man, gay people). (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Green: Community
Teal: Healing
Light teal/green: Joy
White: Gender non-conforming, non-binary and trans men
Light blue: Pure love
Purple: Fortitude
Indigo: Diversity
(Flag unveiled on gayflagblog.tumblr.com)

Attribution: Created by gayflagblog.tumblr.com in 2019.

Hex Codes: 078D70 26CEAA 98E8C1 FFFFFF 7BADE2 5049CC 3D1A78

Genderfluid Flag

Genderfluid: Describes a person who does not consistently adhere to one fixed gender and who may move among genders. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Pink: Femininity
White: All Genders
Purple: Femininity and Masculinity
Black: Lack of Gender
Blue: Masculinity
(Flag unveiling at genderfluidity.tumblr.com)

Attribution: Created by JJ Poole in 2012.

Hex Codes: FF75A2 FFFFFF BE18D6 000000 333EBD

Genderqueer Flag

Genderqueer: Refers to individuals who blur preconceived boundaries of gender in relation to the gender binary. They can also reject commonly held ideas of static gender identities. Sometimes used as an umbrella term in much the same way that the term queer is used, but only refers to gender. (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning:
Lavender: The mixture of blue and pink, meant to represent androgynes and androgyny
White: Represents agender identity
Dark chartreuse green: The inverse of lavender, meant to represent those outside of and without reference to the gender binary.
(Gender and Non-Binary Identities - About the Flag)

Attribution: Created by Marilyn Roxie in 2010, updated in 2011.

Hex Codes: B57EDC FFFFFF 4A8123

Intersex Flag

Intersex: Used to refer to people who are biologically between the medically expected definitions of male and female. This can be through variations in hormones, chromosomes, internal or external genitalia, or any combination of any or all primary and/or secondary sex characteristics (PFLAG National Glossary of Terms)

Flag Meaning: "The flag is comprised of a golden yellow field, with a purple circle emblem. The colours and circle don’t just avoid referencing gender stereotypes, like the colours pink and blue, they seek to completely avoid use of symbols that have anything to do with gender at all. Instead the circle is unbroken and unornamented, symbolising wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities. We are still fighting for bodily autonomy and genital integrity, and this symbolises the right to be who and how we want to be." - Morgan Carpenter, 2020

Attribution: Created by Morgan Carpenter in 2013

Hex Codes: FFD800 7902AA

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