B is for Bi
The Bi umbrella includes all people who experience attraction to more than one gender. Bisexual commonly denotes someone attracted to both men and women and/or someone attracted to genders the same & genders different from their own.
The Bisexual Pride Flag was created by Michael Page for the BiCafe’s first anniversary party in1998.
“the purple pixels of color blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue, just as in the ‘real world’, where bi people blend unnoticeably into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.”
The color scheme is borrowed from the “Bi Angles” symbol by Robyn Ochs, editor of the Bi Women Quarterly.
Pansexual people are attracted to people regardless of gender. A potential partner’s gender or lack of gender is not a factor in a pansexual’s attraction to them.
The Pansexual flag was first posted to an anonymous Tumblr account by its creator Jasper V. in 2011.
Magenta: attraction to women
Yellow: attraction to non-binary, agender, bigender & genderfluid people
Cyan: attraction to men
While this is the commonly reported meaning of the colors, it is unclear if this meaning was added after the creation of the flag itself.
Omnisexual people are attracted to people of all genders, and gender plays a role in their attraction to people (distinct from pansexual people, for whom gender isn’t a factor).
The Omnisexual Flag was posted to DeviantArt & Tumblr by user Pastelmemer in 2015.
Light Pink & Blue: the gender spectrum
Pink: attraction to femininity & women
Blue: attraction to masculinity and men
Deep Purple/Black: attraction to individuals whose gender identity falls outside of the named categories.
While this description is taken from an LGBT Wiki, it is unclear if this meaning was added after the creation of the flag itself.
Polysexual people are attracted to multiple genders. Usually polysexual people are attracted to more than three and less than all genders.
The Polysexual Flag was created by Tumblr user Samlin in 2012. The design was inspired by the bisexual and pansexual flags.
Occasionally shortened to “poly”, though this can cause it to be confused with two other unrelated “poly” identities:
Polyamory: ethical non-monogamy; polyamorous adults date and love multiple other adults with the fully informed consent of everyone involved
Polynesia: a subregion of Oceania inhabited by indigenous Polynesian people.
Abrosexual people have a sexuality that is fluid – who and how and even whether they are attracted to people changes over time.
The origins of the original Abro Pride Flag are difficult to track, as it was originally submitted anonymously somewhere between 2013-2015.
The abrosexual/abroromantic symbol looks like the symbol for male, female, and asexual interlinked together.