Symbols

There are many different symbols used in the LGBTQ community. Below are a list of some of the more widely used symbols.

 

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Black Triangle – Also used by the Nazis in Germany. Used to represent lesbian women as “political deviants” since they didn’t acknowledge women loving women.

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Blue and Pink Triangle – Bisexual pride symbol.
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Green Circle – The green circle has represented a “safe space” surrounding the traditional triangle designs. Thus, it is commonly used to represent Safe Zones

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Pink Triangle – Used to designate gay men in Nazi Germany – symbol used now to designate gay pride.
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Trans Symbol – Symbol signifying trans awareness and support.
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Lambda Symbol – From the Greek letter lambda as a symbol for the gay rights movement.
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