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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?

No matter what flag you fly, DeviantArt welcomes and celebrates you! We’ve put the spotlight on some of our LGBTQ+ deviants for Pride Month. Check out their pieces and join the conversation (and get the 2018 Pride Badge)!
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MazziKoro Featured By Owner 44 minutes ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
1: I will give thanks to my lesbian BFF
2: My flag will have gay, queer, lesbian, etc. people holding hands on top of the world
3: I believe flags are essential for this event because they can help unify others and show how some people indeed are
Mareaw Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw geez I hope I'm not too late! Was on dA hiatus at the time ;u;

1. I sent some good vibes to my good queer friends, didn't have the opportunity to go to any event since I moved to a pretty backwards town in the middle of nowhere =/

2. It's a big ace flag with a rainbow-colored heart inside!

3. It helps symbolize our shared experiences, as well as a way for younger folks to realise they're not alone, and that there are communities who will have their backs. It was super important to me when I was still coming to terms with my sexuality!
MutatedGolgotha Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
A little late to the party but hey! I'm a happy as hell lesbian so it's really good to see all the support and positivity for my fellow LGBTQ+ folks! :)
MutatedGolgotha Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
  • I didn't really get a chance to really celebrate it since I was in a bad situation but my plan for next year is to go to pride with friends since I'm now currently in a safer place!
  • The colors of the Lesbian Flag! Or the Rainbow too!
  • For me, I see the flags as labels we've claimed as our own. The colors for the individual flags may all be different but we all belong in one whole community hat we can unite under and support one another through it all. To me, these flags have become symbols of hope for me and others to believe in. The rainbow is a beautiful thing with various colors, a sign of how diverse the community is and it's recognizable too, a reminder the this community is here and will always be. 
ghostbark Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
1. I rarely celebrate stuff in general.
2. Probably the pink, yellow, blue one.
3. You imply I would think that flags are important, I actually don't know that. Flags are used for communication, identity, and labelling. The former two may be important, but the latter one can come with downsides, labels give room to stereotypes, unfortunately.

I like colours, though.
It is a bit bothersome that many seem to think now that rainbows are either gay or reserved for LGBTQ+.
Monster1One Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
Glitterring Featured By Owner 1 day ago
AmaryllisFae Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1) continuing to accept everyone and being happy if they find love, no matter where
2) black-grey-white-purple - ace ♥
3) to show everyone that they have a place in the community and are valid
breadings Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
im gay as hell
cattailia Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
IchigoFuri Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1) I'm just being proud of who I am despite all of the homophobia I face.
2)Lesbian/Gay Flag
3)Because it is a symbol that represents a huge, strong, and inclusive community. And rainbows on their own are cool tbh.
drogosaur Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
monokuropalette Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dekyun Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
evilshamus Featured By Owner 1 day ago
no one ever mentions skoliosexual, except me, in my bio.... wiktionary has it mostly correct: they forgot to add the attraction to androgynous people as well...
gleamsey Featured By Owner 1 day ago
frikingwithstyle Featured By Owner 1 day ago
little-emmabean Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
So happy about this 
purplelemon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I missed this but the message and artwork are phenomenal!
Parasectic Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cybertoni Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
1. i celebrated with croydon pride. walked with a Rainbow flag.
2. my pride flag is bisexual pride but i prefer to carry a flag with multicoloured hearts to show love to all.
3. it allows them to have a symbol to represent themselves and the community there with colour. people come to learn the colours and from there they can learn the meaning behind if theyre willing enough to have a talk on the subject
whitenek-o Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Konaneko Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Celestx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
BluePhoenix0702 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
1. Shamefully didn't celebrate it this year but next year, I want to join a pride parade.

2. I'm actually not sure where I stand on the spectrum, but I would say I'm leaning towards the pansexual since love has no boundaries. Who a person is should be the determinant of who you're attracted to, not gender, color, religion, etc. 

3. Flags, for eons, have be used as markers of a nation's territory. In this case, it helps the LGBTQ+ community get recognized by the world as a community open to change and deviating from the common male-to-female coupling and vice versa. Also, it's a fun flag! If there's a community that unites under the colors of the rainbow and are super optimistic and friendly, what's there not to love about them?! 

Keep fighting the fight, guys~!
IceChupps Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
MintKitti Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love is love < 3!!
icayenne Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this community a lot (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ Bi and I'm proud!
TheLilUnicorn Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
horsepaws Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bi Paw Transgender Paw 
Kalyen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
GloomyyDreams Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
How are you are celebrating Pride this year?: I’m celebrating by supporting LGBTQ+ artists and musicians

Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.: Bi all the way!

Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?: So they can show the world that they’re proud of who they are and won’t be intimidated into something that the world thinks is ‘normal’
NeonHoneyBee Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Bi and proud!
CrystOcean Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Marcus-H-Arts Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thinking about it, I wonder how many str8 people have this badge. You know theres at leas a few out there -.-
UniqueJack Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Oh I'm sorry If heterosexuality disprivileges people from owning 6 rows of colored pixels. Quite the atrocity.
Marcus-H-Arts Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prides not for str8 people
Marcus-H-Arts Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, let me specify. Queer pride isn't for str8s.
UniqueJack Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
There's no such thing as "queer". "Queer" is used as a shallow marketing label that profits from superficially in stereotypical sexuality-oriented behavior.

The majority homosexuals aren't "queer" mainly because they don't try and sell everyday characteristics onto a colorful brainwashing image to impressionable teenage girls.

Just sayin.
Marcus-H-Arts Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you need to get with the lingo. We've changed what queer means, it's not the dictionary meaning anymore. Just saying.
UniqueJack Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Not really. The word "water" means a liquid material. Just because some people don't like what they see and try to change it's definition to "earth", that doesn't really change the liquid substance of the water, nor does it add a new perspective to the meaning of the word used for it's description.
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sonnio Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm queer and I'm here
tashaortiz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
i love this community so much! :)
PhotoFreak56 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
Beautiful <3
chimera203 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Dannyaresukalaeriza Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bisexual Pride (F2U)  
Iffiu Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
- <3
Namehah Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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