Colours & Meanings
Mix of masculinity/femininity
Outside of binary
The Genderqueer flag consists of three stripes – purple, white and green.
It was designed in 2011 by Marilyn Roxie.
Although two other versions were first designed – the first consisted of a pale lavender flag with a green horizontal stripe and a white vertical stripe in the right-half, with the letters “GQ” (for Genderqueer) defaced on the left-side.
The second proposed flag consisted of three horizontal stripes – lavender, green and white respectively with a black border (the black representing all identities away from the binary).
After consultation with online genderqueer communities, the final version came to be consisting of three horizontal stripes, from top to bottom: lavender – to symbolise the mix of blue and pink, the traditional colours for masculinity and femininity respectively, with lavender being a colour traditionally associated with ‘queer’ identities; white to symbolise agender identities (as with the transgender flag), and green being the inverted colour of lavender, to represent those who fall outside of traditional binary definitions.