Thursday, March 6, 2014

LGBT Symbols and Logos

The LGBT community has adopted certain symbols and logos for self-identification as well as demonstrating unity, pride, shared values and allegiance to one another.

LGBT symbols also communicate ideas, concepts and identity, both within their communities and to mainstream culture.

The two most recognized international LGBT symbols are The Pink Triangle and The Rainbow Flag.

( Source: Wikipedia )

1. The Pink Triangle

The Pink Triangle symbol originates from the German's Nazi Concentration Camps back in World War II where Hitler forces capture men who are suspected to be homosexuals and these prisoners are identified with the Pink Triangle logo sewn on their prison clothings.

2) The Rainbow Flag / Pride Colours

The Rainbow Flag was first introduced in the 1978 San Francisco Gay Freedom Celebration. Ever since then, the Rainbow flag has been an icon for the LGBT Community.

The 6-colours represent :
a) Red = Life
b) Orange = Healing
c) Yellow = Sun
d) Green = Nature
e) Blue = Art
f) Violet = Soul

3) Transgender 

Popular symbols are used to identify transvestites, transsexuals and other transgender people. It is consists of modified gender symbols combining elements from both the male and female symbols



4) Bear 

First designed back in 1995, Gay Bears tend to have hairy bodies and facial hairs with large & stocky body,

5) Bisexual Logo

The Magenta colour represents attraction to the same sex while the bottom blue refers to attraction to the opposite sex. When magenta and blue are mixed together, they will form the lavender colour, which is the center colour .. The depicting their love for both sexes.

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6) S&M, Leather Culture

Leather culture denotes practices and styles of dress organized around sexual activities and eroticism. Many people associate Leather Culture with BDSM ( Bondage / Discipline / Submission-Sado /Masochism ) as well as achieving sexual orgasm through tortures and sexual kinks!

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