The gender fluid flag was created by JJ Poole in 2012, making this special flag ten years old. Its colors are meant to reflect the fluidity and flexibility of people with a gender fluid identity.
This flag has five horizontal stripes, including pink, blue, purple, black, and white. Each of these stripes has an important and distinct meaning, as described below.
Pink for Femininity
The pink stripe of this flag represents the feminine energy often experienced by gender fluid individuals.
Blue for Masculinity
The blue stripe of this flag represents the masculine energy often experienced by gender fluid individuals.
Purple for Both Masculinity and Femininity
The purple stripe of this flag represents the way in which feminine and masculine energies are frequently embodied together by gender fluid individuals.
Black for the Lack of Gender
As a color, black is the absence of light. Thus, the black stripe represents the experiences of those who do not experience gender.
White for All Genders
Finally, the white stripe represents the wide range of gender identities experienced by gender fluid individuals.
This color was chosen because white light comprises all hues on the visible light spectrum.
The Gender Fluid Flag
In recent years, our vocabulary for describing the many variants of the human condition has been expanding. For so long we were forced to identify as either a man or a woman and those who didn’t fall into either of the two categories felt like they couldn’t fit in anywhere.
Today, gender fluidity has created an entirely new reality where gender and self expression are limitless.
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