Is there a questioning flag? As Pride Month 2021 begins, many may be looking to celebrate the month with a Pride flag that reflects them. We take a look at if there is a questioning flag and what the Q in LGBTQ+ stands for.
Is there a questioning flag?
You may be familiar with the rainbow Pride flag, which was created by gay rights activist Gilbert Baker in 1978. Since the 1970s, many different flags have been created that encompass the diversity within the LGBTQ+ community.
While there are now many different Pride flags, it seems there isn’t an official questioning Pride flag. However, many have previously shared possible designs of how a flag like that could look.
Some possible flag ideas over the years featured many different colour palettes, but all share the use of a question mark within their design.
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What does the Q in LGBTQ+ mean?
LGBTQ+ is an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, with the plus sign referring to the many different sexualities and gender identities featured within the community.
While many may see the Q to represent queer, it can also take on the meaning of questioning. Questioning can refer to those who are unsure of their sexuality or gender identity.