We here at Boysen HQ work with colors all day. And, we weren’t lying when we said our favorite color is, well, all of them. No color gets left behind. What’s another group of people that are huge fans of color (and inclusivity)? The LGBT community! In celebration of Pride Month, we’re taking a look at a few Pride flags and what they stand for with the help of Colorbooks from The Color Library by Boysen.


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All rise for the flag! This is the Pride flag. It symbolizes and represents the diversity of this gorgeous community. Each of the colors have their own meaning: red is for life, orange is for healing, yellow is for sunlight, green is for nature, blue is for magic, and violet is for spirit.

The LGBT flag is also displayed as a mark that a place or person is part of the LGBT community or supports it (a.k.a. an ally). We continue to work towards widespread acceptance.


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Isn’t the lesbian flag pretty? Introduced in 2008, the lesbian flag’s colors each have their own meaning as well: dark orange is for gender non-conformity, light orange is for community, white is for unique relationships to womanhood, pink is for serenity and peace, and dark pink is for femininity.


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Bisexuals are persons who are attracted to both males and females. Their flag reflects this too. The magenta upper portion of the flag symbolizes attraction to the same gender while the blue lower portion symbolizes attraction to the opposite gender. And, as you may have guessed, the middle berry color is a mix of both symbolizing attraction to both genders.


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Pansexuals are attracted to people regardless of their gender. On the pansexual flag, pink represents attraction to females, blue is for males, and yellow is for everyone else!


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Asexuals are persons who do not experience sexual attraction for any gender. It’s a sexual orientation but is also considered to be a lack of one. On the asexual flag, the black stripe represents asexuality, gray represents the gray area between asexuality and sexuality, white is for sexuality, and purple is for community.


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The transgender flag is designed in such a way that there’s not just one way to fly it correctly. It’s never upside down! As for the colors, blue represents boys and pink represents girls. The white stripe represents transitioning and those who are intersex.


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Non-binary is an umbrella term for people who neither identify as male or female. Common pronouns for this group are they and them. Under non-binary, there are those who are genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, and more.

For color meanings in the non-binary flag, yellow is for genders outside male and female, white is for non-binary, purple is for a mix of male and female genders, and black is for agender.

Flags show that we are part of a community and are supported by one another. Whichever flag you most associate with, we hope that you feel you can display your colors loud and proud. Now, get out there and slay. Happy Pride Month!

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Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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