LGBT colours and meanings
October 22, 2018

LGBT+ Colours & Their Meanings

The abbreviation LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. Introduced during the 1990’s it is a term which was created as a non-discriminatory way to describe those that identify under these sexual orientations. It has become adopted into the mainstream as an umbrella term for things relating to gender identity and sexuality.

Most people typically associate the term LGBT with the six colour rainbow flag (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple). It was originally introduced by Gilbert Baker in 1978 and has commonly been used as a way of showing identity or support. However, over time new colour combinations have been introduced which relate to specific types of sexual orientation enabling people to express their own sexual identity in a more personalised or individual way. Here are some of the new colour combinations and what they represent:

  • Green / White / Grey / Black – Aromantic (person who does not have romantic feelings)
  • Black / Grey / White / Purple – Asexual (person who does not have sexual feelings or attractions)
  • Pink / Purple / Blue – Bisexual
  • 6 Colour Rainbow – Gay
  • Pink / White / Purple / Black / Blue – Genderfluid (person who does not identify as having a single unchanging gender)
  • Purple / White / Green – Genderqueer (person who identifies with neither, both or a combination of male and female genders)
  • Black / White Heterosexual
  • Shades of Pink – Lesbian
  • Yellow / White / Blue / Black – Nonbinary (person who does not identify as exclusively as a man or a woman)
  • Pink / Yellow / Blue – Pansexual (person who is not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity)
  • Pink / Green / Blue – Polysexual (person who is sexually and / or romantically attracted to multiple genders)
  • Green / Brown / Blue – Sapiosexual (person who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing)
  • Blue, Pink, White – Transgender

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            These are just a few of the newer colour combinations; there are many more variations covering the wide range of gender and sexual orientations. This handy picture shows all the different LGBT community flag gradients and what they represent: LGBT Colour Gradients and Descriptions 

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