Colours & Meanings
Relationships Unique to Womanhood
Serenity and Peace
Love and Sex
In 2018, a new Lesbian Pride Flag was revealed, and was featured in a BBC News report about Pride in 2019, giving it much exposure.
It was designed after consultation on a Tumblr account called ‘The Search for the Official Lesbian Flag‘.
The original design for this version had seven stripes: consisting of three shades of orange (dark to pale), a white stripe, and three shades of purple (pale to dark). Each stripe had a specific meaning, from top to bottom – gender non-conformity, independence, community, relationships unique to womanhood, serenity and peace, love and sex, and femininity.
The flag was then condensed to five stripes. It is common to see both the five-stripe and seven-stripe versions displayed.