A is for Ace

Asexual people experience no physical/sexual attraction to others. The Ace Umbrella includes all people who experience little to no physical and/or romantic attraction.

The Asexual Flag was created inside of a Visibility and Education Projects thread on the Asexual Visibility & Education Network (AVEN) forum in 2010. The winning flag was by user standup.

 

Black: asexuality,

Gray: gray-asexuality & demisexuality

White: non-asexual partners & allies

Purple: community

 

People may be either aromantic, asexual, both or neither!

Aromantic people experience no romantic attraction.  Aromantic people have loving platonic friendships & full lives - though they usually do not “date” or marry.

The term aromantic was first coined in a thread on the AVEN (Asexual Visibility and Education Network) website in 2005.

 

While several versions of the Aromantic Flag exist, by far the most common is the  one posted on Tumblr by creator Cameron Whimsy in 2014

 

People may be either aromantic, asexual, both or neither!

Aro

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Demisexual

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Demisexual people can only feel physical attraction after deeply emotionally bonding with someone.

The origins of the Demisexual Flag are unclear.

 

Just like on the Ace flag, black represents asexuality, gray represents gray-asexuality and demi-sexuality;  purple represents community. However on the Demi flag white represents sexuality.

 

The Black Triangle was also used in Nazi concentration camps to designate prisoners with so-called “anti-social behaviors”, including women who refused to bear children. The symbol has long been reclaimed by queer women.

Demiromantic people can only feel romantic attraction after deeply emotionally bonding with someone.

 

A page on The Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) website’s Lexicon section was created for demiromantic in August 2011.  The Demiromantic Flag is a combination of the Demisexual Flag and the Aromantic Flag.

 

The origin of the flag is unknown, but the colors are commonly understood to represent:

Black: Sexuality spectrum
Gray: Gray-aromanticism and demiromanticism
White: Platonic and aesthetic attraction, as well as queer/quasi platonic relationships
Green: Aromantic spectrum

Demiromantic

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Greysexual

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Graysexual people experience physical attraction very rarely or with very low intensity and are thus still considered under the ace umbrella.

Also called Grayasexual, sometimes shortened as Gray Ace or Grace. All variations can also be spelled with an e: “grey” instead of “gray”.

 

The Graysexual Flag was designed by Milith Rusignuolo and was uploaded to Wikipedia in 2013.  The colors are meant to be a symbolic journey, starting with purple representing asexuality, then entering a single episode of attraction (gray to white), then going back to being asexual.