The intersex flag Intersex people are those who do not exhibit all the biological characteristics of male or female, or exhibit a combination of characteristics, at birth. The organisation aimed to create a symbol without gendered pink and blue colors.
It describes yellow and purple as the " hermaphrodite " colors. The organisation describes it as freely available "for use by any intersex person or organisation who wishes to use it, in a human rights affirming community context". Bear gay culture The bear flag Bear is an affectionate gay slang term for those in the bear communities, a subculture in the gay community and an emerging subset of the LGBT community with its own events, codes, and culture-specific identity.
Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hair ; some are heavy-set ; some project an image of working-class masculinity in their grooming and appearance, though none of these are requirements or unique indicators. The bear concept can function as an identity, an affiliation, and an ideal to live up to.
There is ongoing debate in bear communities about what constitutes a bear. Some state that self-identifying as a bear is the only requirement, while others argue that bears must have certain physical characteristics, such as a hairy chest and face, a large body, or a certain mode of dress and behavior. Bears are almost always gay or bisexual men; transgender men regardless of their sexuality and those who shun labels for gender and sexuality are increasingly included within bear communities.
The bear community has spread all over the world, with bear clubs in many countries. Bear clubs often serve as social and sexual networks for older, hairier, sometimes heavier gay and bisexual men, and members often contribute to their local gay communities through fundraising and other functions. Bear events are common in heavily gay communities. Asexuality The asexual flag The asexual pride flag consists of four horizontal stripes: The AVEN logo is a triangle fading from white to black to symbolise the gradient between sexuals, gray-asexuals , demisexuals , and asexuals.
The ace of spades and ace of hearts are also used as asexual symbols as "ace" is a phonetic shortening of asexual. Similarly, "aro" is commonly another abbreviation of aromantic. Generally, romantic asexuals use the ace of hearts as their symbol and aromantic asexuals use the ace of spades.
The material and exact design of the ring are not important as long as it is primarily black. This symbol also found its start on AVEN in Acorus Calamus Viola In 19th-century England , green indicated homosexual affiliations. Victorian men would often pin a green carnation on their lapel as popularized by openly gay author Oscar Wilde , who often wore one on his lapel. In one of the poem fragments of Sappho , she described herself and a lover wearing crowns of violets. The giving of violets was popular from the s to the s.
This practice was later expanded into a system called flagging, or the hanky code.