#PluralityOfPride

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Hero-bg by dtab428Fly your flag with DeviantArt as we celebrate the #PluralityOfPride! Join the conversation and check out some of the LGTBQ+ artists we’re featuring for #PrideMonth.

Like the many flags we fly to represent who we are, Pride Month is about celebrating the strength of our plurality, the many identities that complete us and make all of us great, and how they come together to build our common humanity.

Occurring in the same month as the Stonewall Riots (on June 28, 1969) where people were beaten simply for being who they are, Pride Month is meant to be a celebration of coming together in light of this violent beginning. This year, DeviantArt is proud to honor deviants of all identities who, over the years, have helped build us into an ever-more inclusive community where we can just be.

  • Be who we are, without fear.
  • Be different, even if we can't always be in real life.
  • Be ourselves, celebrated and supported by those around us.

Over the years, different LGBTQ+ communities around the world have created various flags, representing the truly diverse nature of this ever-changing community as they seek to find wholeness, strength, and unity. These flags include:

Rainbow Flag

This flag -- the most well-known of them all -- has undergone many iterations, adding and removing colors along the way. Introduced in 1978, it has come to represent the strength, life, spirit and nature of the entire LGBTQ+ movement.

Intersex Flag

Created in 2013, this flag avoids pink and blue, the traditional gender colors, by using purple and yellow to represent the wholeness and potential of intersex people.

Transgender Flag

Introduced in 1999, this flag represents trans people’s continuing quest for completion in their lives.

Bisexual Flag

First flown in 1998, this flag represents visibility and attraction to men and women.

Asexuality Flag

Introduced in 2010, this flag represents the community shared by asexuals and their allies as they redefine attraction.

Pansexual Flag

Created in 2010, this flag uses pink, blue, and yellow to highlight the endless possibility of attraction these people feel.

No matter where you belong on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, or even if you're simply an LGBTQ+ ally, we strongly believe that Pride Month can be a celebration of our collective strength and courage as the community we are and aspire to be. Whether through the art we make, the rights we fight for, or the relationships we build, Pride is about rising above challenges as our colors fly ever higher.

We invite you to celebrate Pride with us, sharing all the wonderful aspects that make DeviantArt different and diverse!

All deviants who comment on this journal by answering the three prompts below will receive a special Pride badge that will display on your Profile.

DeviantArt staff may remove a badge if a deviant’s comment or contribution doesn’t demonstrate the true spirit of Pride.

  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?
  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?



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PetyrfiedProfessional Digital Artist

hell ye

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BloodyiechanStudent General Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?

  • sadly this year i didn't celebrate

  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.

Transgender flag
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?

  • To show the world that we're not afraid to be ourselves.

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FerndriftNew Deviant

Pride is such an important part of our community. Everyone is valid. <3

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rottenclown1221New Deviant

yes!!

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NoirRyuHobbyist Digital Artist

Isn't one of the definition for gay mean happy? MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Stumped Dunno Shrug

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FurryGirlSylvy45Hobbyist General Artist

69k viewers? Noice 😎

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TeaziNew Deviant

gay is yay

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EmoGal22313Hobbyist General Artist

happy gay day

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It makes me very happy to see that asexuality was included in the list. It’s Ace Week, after all!

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EasisHobbyist General Artist

- I support Pride and enjoy the celebration in our city. I think the most well know flag, the rainbow flag, describes it best and is a great symbol for marginalized community.

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venomgrrlNew Deviant

the art is sooo nice

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shotdebleachARTProfessional Digital Artist

Lovely

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KatDoesDecentNew Deviant

I'm non-binary and polysexual. Oh man, this is awesome!

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xmiuziHobbyist

:)

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FeralTearsNew Deviant

Oooh! :)

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ImPocketMilkHobbyist Digital Artist

pride

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JellyDropletsNew Deviant

They're all so beautiful and unique.

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Book-n-StuffNew Deviant

Never hide who you are! Dont live your life wondering!

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roseythelionNew Deviant

1) How are you are celebrating Pride this year?

Giving art to those like me!

2) Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.

It would just be the original rainbow flag with the pink and turquoise stripe, to me it looks the best and I think the original meaning of the flag encompasses the community better!

Rainbow is the way to go!!

3)Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?

I think they help people congregate and feel visible as a group

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Bubbles1223New Deviant

I celebrated pride with my family and friends by going to the pride parade last year

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I celebrated pride with my family as a pansexual. Flags are important as it shows people who are part of it proud.

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ThanasiaNightfallHobbyist General Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?

With all my heart and my friends Jan & Pascal ... who have married this year! Mini Flag - LGBT+ and Gay/Homosexual

  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.

Oh, that's difficult 'cause I find myself in almost every flag, except for AroAse - I fall in love with people due to their personalities, regardless of the gender, so I guess it's Mini Flag - Pansexual , most likely :nod:

  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?

Because they unite people and give a feeling of "home", so it's easier to stand up (together) and show (literally) the own "true colors".

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ALTArtStudiosHobbyist Traditional Artist

Pride to all:) 💛💜💕 got my support 100%

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NoisyMartianHobbyist Digital Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?

Pride Month may be over, and it may be 2020, but I'm just continuing to be my[pan]self and support everyone else under the umbrella! :aww: Why not? :excited:

  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.

It'd have the avatars of me and my friend preciousdacat on it, as a couple, with the pan colors at 75% transparency over them. :love:

  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?

They're an important symbol because they're distinct and they're a simple object to represent a major... thing. :shrug: Community, society, global social group. :nod:

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