Day 2: Lesbian Community 💖
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Let's talk about the Lesbian Pride Flag.
According to what I've recently found, there isn't a fully accepted Lesbian Pride Flag. There are a few variants, with quite a history:
The first flag was the Lesbian Labrys Pride Flag. (Slide 2)
The axe is associated with a Greek myth about a warrior women tribe living in Asia Minor. It is also a symbol of goddesses Laphria, Artemis, and Demeter. In the 1970s, lesbian feminists adopted the labrys as their symbol.
The black triangle was used by the Nazis to identify the lesbian and bi women. They later adopted it as a defiant symbol of their community.
Graphic designer Sean Campbell brought these symbols together to create the Labrys Lesbian Pride Flag in 1999.
Next would be the Lipstik Lesbian Flag. (Slide 3, top)
It represents "homosexual women who have a more feminine gender expression". However, its non-kiss variant attracted more use. (Slide 3, bottom)
Although it does not represent the community as a whole because the red and pink shades do not represent butch women.
The Lesbian Community Pride Flag (Slide 4) was created and introduced on social media in 2018. Created by Tumblr blogger Emily Gwen, it has seven stripes representing 'gender non-conformity' (dark orange), 'independence' (orange), 'community' (light orange), 'unique relationships to womanhood' (white), 'serenity and peace' (pink), 'love and sex' (dusty pink), and 'femininity' (dark rose). Because of its general inclusive nature, the latest version is the most generally accepted as of now. .
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