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Mon Jun 18, 2018, 1:58 PM
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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:iconjesslca:
jesslca Featured By Owner 15 minutes ago   Digital Artist
Rainbow Pride dA (ART ISN'T MINE) 
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:iconfabioemosz:
fabioemosz Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
Done
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:iconhanadell:
Hanadell Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Yaaaaaassss.... I like the badge ! I'm a badge collector~ being gay is okay~! Teeheee . *whispers (I'm a closet bi. )Ehehehe
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:iconatmmachine11:
atmmachine11 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not gay but being gay is a okay!
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:iconaurionpride:
AurionPride Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
wow so colorful
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:iconliquidgtx:
LiquidGTX Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this badge is BEYOND CUTENESSS
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:iconluucip:
LuuciP Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I celebrated pride by making a bunch of pride adopts for all kinds of sexualities and genders 👌🏼
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:iconfuturamajsp:
FuturamaJSP Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish there are more games with same sex couples.
My favorite are the Mass Effect games
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:icondr--dapper:
Dr--Dapper Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Im big gay, this pridemonth has been the best. i got married
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:icontyoss:
Tyoss Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconswagamuffin1221:
swagamuffin1221 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist
 Rainbow Pro-LGBT Icon Pixel Art yass queen yassRainbow Pro-LGBT Icon Pixel Art 
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:iconmidnightmagnificent:
MidNightMagnificent Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainbow
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:iconeggolord:
eggolord Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist
Lesbian Pride (F2U) 
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:icontay-sokka:
Tay-Sokka Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist
Rainbow Pride dA (ART ISN'T MINE) 
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:iconbipolar-troller:
Bipolar-Troller Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
1. by loving my bf
2. gay & trans flag
3.it give ppl a sense of identity and comunity 
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:icontimegearremix:
timegearremix Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?
I drew all of my LGBTQ+ characters in sketches that I posted to other social medias and generally acted more gay than usual
  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.
Homosexual Pride (f2u) gay OR lesbian, whichever I feel like using Lesbian Pride (F2U) I think both of them have very nice colors :) 
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?
I think it gives people a sense of hope- proving that they aren't alone in their struggles and there are people just like them- I think they give us the strength to keep going as a sign of unity!
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:iconagressivepoetry:
agressivepoetry Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist
Im gay as shit(bisexual)
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:iconmizulb:
mizuLB Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
"How are you celebrating Pride this year?"
- Normally I would like to go to the pride parade that comes to my city every year but I get too nervous around large crowds, so I tend to post on other social media praising members of the LGBT+ community and the allies for being brave and respectful.

"Tell us what your Pride flag would look like."
- The one and only lesbian pride flag! lesbian flag flapping 

"Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?"
- It helps people of the LGBT+ community who have felt confused for a portion of their lives to now know what they can identify with and not be left feeling lost or confused.  It makes it known to people who are not part of the LGBT+ community that people like us do in fact exist.

I know pride month has passed now, but I hope everyone enjoyed it!
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Drarkusss0 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
very well designed and informative. Love it!
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:icondeiviartist:
DeiviArtist Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist
Ahhhhh wish I came sooner!!
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:iconrexidoodle:
RexiDoodle Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dalove:
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:iconshokkun:
Shokkun Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bisexual pride!!
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:icon1davi:
1davi Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Professional Interface Designer
Undertale SOUL - Red 
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:iconglacyfluff:
GlacyFluff Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
:>
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MorstheMoonDancer Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
How are you are celebrating Pride this year? I don't really celebrate it, but I do show a lot of respect for the LGBTQ+ folks, and almost all of my friends are either homo or pan.
Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like. Eh. Bisexual flag, though I do lean more towards the opposite sex. I have been through two girlfriends *shrugs* Guess that makes me Bi
Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities? I don't have a specific answer to that, but I guess I would say that it would be like a symbol of hope for those who are excluded based on what way they lean. I wouldn't know, because, even though my community is really conservative for the most part, we all have our cliques and they leave us alone without totally excluding. If that makes any sense
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PandoraPoochyena Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Pansexual Flag <33
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:iconcrazedtheratis:
CrazedTheratis Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconnoxfoxarts:
noxfoxArts Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?
    With a raised rainbow flag instead of Swedish flag raised for our birthdays, and with an avatar update on dA and tumblr

  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.
    Look at my avatar~

  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?
    It's a matter of visibility and reclamation. A lot of people ignore that this rainbow flag and all the fight for equal rights was started by transgender women of color. For a long time, trans people were eclipsed, we were too embarrassing even for the gay community. It's important for everybody to have a place, united under the rainbow with all our differences, keeping in mind that diversity makes us stronger and beautiful, and that we shouldn't be afraid of it nor yield to infighting or forget our siblings in struggle once we deem our goals to have been reached.
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Zaynab-To-A Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant  General Artist
This is some awesome art that's been featured here! Love the variety and the inclusion of POC as well.

1. I'm celebrating pride month by binge-watching videos by custom dollmakers who are making amazing works of art in celebration.
2. My pride flag has been lookin' pretty pan for the past 3 years, and my family's been cool with it all.
3. Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities? It not only gives them an easily understandable way to represent their identity, but gives them and the people among them legitimacy and understanding too often denied by people who take power from marginalized grojps out of fear, hate or ignorance.

Time to taste the rainbowwww
Happy Pride Month everyone, hope you all are happy and safe.
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WildMidnightSpirit Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year? I be who I am without worry and support my friends
  • Tell us what your Pride flag would look like. Asexual/Demiromantic (ppl,blk,grey,ect)
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities? Helps ppl feel like they belong 
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:iconderpry:
derpry Featured By Owner 1 day ago
<3
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:icondarkchocolatekisses:
DarkChocolateKisses Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Wow, all the art looks fantastic!
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:iconoemidin:
Oemidin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the characters drawn for the flags!! All art pieces in this journal are so beautifully made!

RuPaul — 'If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?'
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GlacyFluff Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
...
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:iconyellowzazuc:
Yellowzazuc Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Pink Heart Icon 
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:iconlmifu:
lmifu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*furry trash noise*
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:iconthestudioc:
TheStudioC Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year? Being myself
  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like. Nice
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities? Iconic symbols help bring awareness into society.
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Jakotaha Featured By Owner 1 day ago
This is absolutely beautiful! I wish I had participated in the celebration, but I'll be sure to draw some Pride art, even if it's already done. :) (Smile) 
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Wish-Ful-Thinking Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This is so cute! Thank you so much for celebrating (I say a month late because I was on a kinda hiatus...) 
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:icontherealsepticshock:
TheRealSepticShock Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah, kudos to all the wonderful artists making pride art!
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:iconprototenterprise:
ProtoTEnterprise Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=D
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:icondolores5:
dolores5 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconadiim:
Adiim Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
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:iconbloover:
Bloover Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
!
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:iconyaseii:
Yaseii Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
rainbow heart 
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:iconqtter:
qtter Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
Emoticon Rainbow 
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:iconseitho:
Seitho Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rainbow heart 
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:icondawnshadeart:
dawnshadeart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?
I always support all the lgbtq+ minorities and all my lgbt friends, while showing them that they all are valid.
I couldn't go to the gay pride near my town but I hope to be there for the next year!
  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.
As a pansexual, my flag is this cutie right here ~ Pansexual Pride (F2U) 
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?
Flags are really important because in just some colors a lgbt person can identify a lot and they can feel like they are not alone and that there are a lot of people out there that might have the same struggles of being part of a minority.

This is so late, but as an lgbt person I felt the need to be a part of this ~
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PictureBankLtd Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Photographer
<33 <33
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