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WHAT DOES LGBTIQA+ MEAN? A note of respect to know and talk

We make this article to be able to learn basic terms of the LGBTIQA+ community and support a world of greater dialogue and tolerance.

Let’s start a dialogue. We may agree and there are people who do not, but for a more respectful world, more dialogue and less aggression among all is necessary. For this reason, I took the time to write an article so that when I have a next conversation, we can speak with base and knowledge. For the good of all.

  • L – Lesbiana
  • G – Gay
  • B – Bisexual
  • T – Trans
  • I – Intersex
  • Q – Queer
  • A – Asexual, agender, aromantic
  • + – Other various orientations and gender identities.

Having said this, we move on to the flags and their meaning because within said community there are also micro segments.


Inclusive for the whole group. It was created in 1978 by American activist Gilbert Baker. The original design included the shade of pink. The meanings by color are pink, to sexuality; red, to life; orange, to health; yellow, in sunlight; green, to nature; turquoise, to art or magic; blue, to serenity and violet, to the spirit. He found inspiration in the song “Over the rainbow”.

Original flag at the San Francisco Pride March on June 25, 1978 (MoMa source)

BIPOC (acronym in English that refers to black, indigenous and people of color). POC is “People of Color”. It was unveiled in 2017 at Philadelphia City Hall with the addition of two colored stripes.

Designed by Daniel Quasar, which included the POC community and the trans community.

Designed by intersex rights activist Valentino Vecchietti, and inclusive of intersex people.


Designed in 2018 by the artist Emily Gwen, its colors represent gender nonconformity, independence, the feeling of community, serenity, love and sex, and femininity. It even encompasses identities such as transsexual lesbians.


Created in 1999 by Monica Helm and exhibited in 2000 for the first time at a pride march in Arizona.

Its creator explains it like this: “The stripes on the top and bottom are blue, the color traditionally used for boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those people who were born intersex, who are in transition or consider themselves to be of a neutral or undefined gender. The order in which the flag is waved does not matter, it is always correct”


Michael Page designed it and showed it in 1998. Pink, which represents same-sex attraction; blue, the attraction for the opposite sex and purple, which is the mixture of the two colors, so it symbolizes the attraction for both sexes.


They are people who are born with sexual characteristics that are not binary male or female. It has genital ambiguity, classifiable within a scale, and can begin to manifest at any time from birth to adulthood. The circle symbolizes the totality, the power to decide and its colors represent the hermaphrodite being.


It is estimated that 1% worldwide is asexual. The colors of the flag represent asexuality (black), the sexual or asexual individual (grey), sexuality (white) and the collective (purple). This encompasses graysexuality (people attracted to others under limited and specific circumstances) and demisexuality, who need to establish an emotional bond.

The Demisexual flag with the same colors was created in 2006.


Orientation characterized by romantic or sexual attraction to individuals across the spectrum, regardless of gender, sex, or identity.


First shared in 2012 on Tumblr. The bi and pansexual flags were taken as a reference, “because they are all under the umbrella of multisexuality.”


To begin, let’s talk about the term “genderqueer” people who do not identify with a specific gender, feel a certain divergence and assign particular characteristics of certain genders.

When Kye Rowan, at the age of 17, presented this flag in 2014, he was very specific about its colors. Yellow represents those who identify outside of the binary conception; the white, for those who have many genders; the dwelling, for whom their gender is a mixture of feminine and masculine; and black for those who do not identify with a gender.

  • DEMIGENDER: They partially identify with a certain gender.
  • POLYGENDER: They identify with two or more genders.
  • AGENDER: They do not identify with any gender.
  • ANDROGYNOUS: Your identity is identified between the binary genders: masculine and feminine.
  • PANGENDER: They identify with all identities in a stable way, without variations.
  • GENDER FLUID: Your identity flows in periods.
AGENDER: Created in 2014 in New York. The colors black and white represent non-gender, and green symbolizes non-binary identities.

AROMANTIC: For those who do not feel romantic attraction was created in 2014, it was exposed by tumblr for the first time.

GENDER FLUID: They identify with both genders and their identity flows through periods.

POLYAMOR: In 1995 Jim Evans designed and included the ‘pi’ symbol to represent the value that people place on emotional attachment as well as on physical relationships.


This flag represents all of us who are cisgender, heterosexual and support the LGBTIQA+ movement, it is a flag of support for them.

And that is why we made this note, so that we can all speak properly on perhaps issues that we are still unaware of. We respect whether you agree or not, this article has been made for informational purposes only.

From this blog we respect diversity, we say no to extremism of all kinds and we have a neutral and objective position where the basis is to respect opinions and tastes, always having the support of being informed beforehand for a world of free decisions and without prejudice.

Let’s open the dialogue,

Camaleónicas Blog


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