There is nothing more important for a person to be comfortable in their own skin and proud of their identity. It has taken thousands of years for humanity to progress enough to truly understand one another and learn to love people even if they are different.
What is Pride?
To start off, let’s talk about what pride is and what it represents in the LGBT community. The literal definition of pride is simply to be proud of yourself. Or it means to feel satisfaction or pleasure with one’s achievements or specific qualities. The concept of pride for particular gender identities or sexualities is slightly specific.
The idea of pride in LGBT means being proud of the person you are as a part of the LGBT community. Being a part of the community in the past has been taboo where the people of the world have completely neglected and rejected the people who belong to these communities and have taken away their rights.
The idea of pride stems from the gay political organization PRIDE that meant Personal Rights in Defense and Education. It was a movement for the rights of the people that belonged to the LGBT community back in 1966.
That being said, the idea of pride holds utmost importance in the LGBT community and for a good reason. As the world continues to move forward, people become more and more open minded to the existence of LGBT amongst them and understand that there is nothing abnormal in their existence. Furthermore, the existence of different flags helps in identification of different people that are part of the community.
The original LGBTQ pride flag consisted of the entire rainbow, and that too has its own philosophy. Due to production issues, the 8 colors turned into 6 with pink and turquoise being removed and indigo replaced with the usual blue. The different colors of the spectrum show diversity amongst the people and how it is meant to represent all of the people in the community as a whole.
When the rainbow flag was officially established as the LGBT flag, the smaller groups made slight variations in the colors for their respective identity flags, all of them defining a separate group of people with the colors defining who they are.
Now there are all sorts of different flags in the community that vary from one another to help distinguish between the vast amounts of varying people’s identities. This difference is usually created from color, as different colors represent different things specific to the group of people that the flag belongs to.
The polysexual pride flag in specific consists of three different colors. This sexual orientation is often confused with other orientations or terms like bisexuality or polyamory due to both its name and definition.
Polysexuality means to be attracted to multiple genders but not all of them. So this means a polysexual person could be attracted to all genders except women. It is separate from bisexuality because, in many definitions that bisexual people agree with, bisexuality means to be attracted to all genders.
The colors of the polysexual flag are pink, green, and blue. The pink represents female-identified people, and the blue represents male-identified people. The green is for people who do not identify within the traditional binary of male and female.
All in all, for a person belonging to a specific group of the LGBT community, there is nothing more heartwarming than the idea of getting a flag that represents their identity boldly and beautifully. So, it’s time for you to show off your authentic self with the polysexual pride flag as well.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.