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Do You Really Know The LGBT Pride Flags And Symbols?

You'll be an expert at any pride parade.

Ready? Let's begin.

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    What a year!

    Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag, in 1978. That year it was used at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade.

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    The original had 8, but today you'll only see 6.

    Both pink and indigo were dropped, bringing the number to an even six. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple. Each color has its own meaning.

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    An inverted pink triangle.

    The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) adopted the symbol along with the slogan "SILENCE = DEATH".

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    It's True!

    The symbol was originally used by the Nazis in concentration camps to clearly identify gay prisoners.

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    "The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives" - Flag designer Monica Helms

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    Leather/BDSM!

    Tony DeBlase presented the design for this flag in 1989, at the International Mister Leather contest in Chicago.

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    Bears!

    Craig Byrnes introduced this flag in the mid-90s to celebrate the "International Bear Brotherhood" – hence, the big ole' bear paw on the flag.

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    Much love to Naya, but its the other symbols!

    Two interlocking female gender symbols began representing the lesbian community in the 1970s. The labrys, or double-bladed battle axe, is also commonly used.

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    This is the Pansexual Pride Flag

    The pansexual pride flag was created in order to distinguish pansexuality from bisexuality. The blue stripe represents people who identify as male, the pink represents people who identify as female and the yellow represents anyone who doesn't identify with a specific gender.

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    That symbol represents bisexuality

    Both of the above symbols are used to represent bisexuality.

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    A single unbroken ring or circle is often used to represent asexuality and also appears on the intersex pride flag.

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    Red was chosen because it symbolizes love. Awww!

Tally it up! How did you do?

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