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Pride Flag History

* Items with this mark are the creation of Sean Patrick Campbell, and have been copied righted under the artist name. These items are also declared public domain by the artist. If you have any question on the icons, please feel free to contact the artist at Sean Campbell

Leather Pride

Leather Pride Flag

The Leather Pride Flag is a symbol for the leather community, which encompass those who are into leather, Levi's, SM, BD, uniform, cowboys, rubber, and other fetishes. The flag was created by artist Tony DeBlase and first displayed on May 28, 1989, at the Mr. Leather contest in Chicago.

 

Pride/Rainbow

Rainbow Flag

The Rainbow Flag is a symbol for the gay community, which plays a part in many myths and stories related to gender and sexuality issues in Greek, Native American, African, and other cultures. The flag was created by artist Gilbert Baker and first appeared in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade in 1978.

BDSM Emblem

BDSM Emblem The BDSM Emblem Flag(s) shown here are variations of the symbol created by Quagmyr in 1995. The Emblem is a symbol strictly for the SM, BD, and DS community only . For more information on the BDSM Emblem please visit Quagmyr's site -- http://emblemproject.sagcs.net/ The flags here are shown for the community and not for, nor used in any commercial use.

*Behr Pride

The Behr Pride Flag is a symbol for the Bear community, which is composed by Gay men marked with (usually) an abundance of hair on their face, chest, and body. The flag elements are a bear's paw and five colors representing the basic hair types. Created by Sean Campbell in 1995 and was used in many of the Twilight Guard's promotional and informational material the same year.

Boy/Boi Pride

Boy/Boi Pride The Boy-Boi Pride Flag has been showing up everywhere. With the Boy movement coming into the for front of the Leather community. There are two known Boy organizations, which incorporate the Boy-Boi Pride, flag into their logos. Its creator is unknown at this time. The flag appears here for the community and not for, nor used in any commercial use.

Uniform Fetish

Uniform Fetish The Military Fetish Flag has been showing up on the web for a couple of years now. Its creator is unknown at this time. The flag appears here for the community and not for, nor used in any commercial use.

 

 

 

*Lesbian Pride

The Lesbian/Labrys Pride Flag is a symbol for the lesbian community. The elements in this flag are the labrys a double-sided hatchet or axe commonly used in ancient European, African, and Asian matriarchal societies as both a weapon and a harvesting tool. The color lavender became popular in American lesbian circles in the 1930s. Like the pink triangle, the black triangle is also rooted in Nazi Germany. The black triangle was used to designate prisoners with anti-social behavior which included lesbians. The flag was created by artist Sean Campbell in 1999 and first national use as an graphic element for a pride edition in GLT magazine in 2000.

*Feather Pride

Feather Pride The Feather Pride Flag is a symbol for the Drag community, which encompass those who are into Drag Queens, Fancy Kings, their courts and other fetishes. The phoenix which the gay community has embraces for it's own as a symbol of rebirth, it is symbolic display here for the fires of passion which the drag community had in the early days of HIV/AID epidemic, raising funds for research within the gay community. The flag was created by artist Sean Campbell in 1999 and first national use as an graphic element for a pride edition in GLT magazine in 2000.

*Cowboy Fetish

Cowboy Fetish The (leather) Cowboy Fetish Flag is a symbol for the leather and/or cowboy community, which encompass those who are into cowboys or who do live the life of the modern day gay cowboy. The idea behind the creation of the symbol was to give the gay cowboy-cowboy fetish community a created symbol of there own. The artist does omit that the horse looks like a stylize Lambda symbol by chance, and not by design. The flag was created by artist Sean Campbell in 2001.

Rubber Fetish

Rubber Fetish This International Rubber Flag was designed by Peter Tolos and Scott Moats in 1994 as a means to identifying like-minded men and reflects the sensory, sensual, and mental passion we have for rubber. Black - our lust for the look and feel for shiny black rubber, red - our blood passion for rubber and rubbermen, brilliant yellow - our drive for intense rubber play and fantasies, and the chevron - just a little kink. The International Rubber Flag design is owned by Peter Tolos (RubberBear). Please contact him in written permission to use. Noncommercial personal use is licensed in writing free of charge. Commercial licenses are available. Unauthorized use is prohibited. BearInRbbr@aol.com or voice/fax (818) 759-0511

Master/slave and Dom/sub Flag

Master/slave and Dom/sub Flag The "Master/slave and Dom/sub Flag" was unveiled at the Master/slave Conference in DC in July 2005 by Master Tallen and slave andrew. Click http://www.masterslaveflag.com/html/home_.html to go to their website about this flag. Original design: Master Tallen 2005, Original artwork: slave andrew

 

BDSM Rights Flag

BDSM Rights Flag

Primarly seen in european counties, the BDSM Rights Flag is intended to represent the belief that people who's sexuality or relationship preferences include Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, or Sadism and Masochism ("BDSM") deserve the same human rights as everyone else, and should not be discriminated against for pursuing BDSM with consenting adults.

The flag is inspired by the Leather Pride Flag and Quagmyr's BDSM Emblem, but is specifically intended to represent the concept of BDSM Rights and to be without the other symbols' restrictions against commercial use. It's designed to be recognisable by people familiar with either the Leather Pride Flag or BDSM Triskelion (or Triskele) as "something to do with BDSM"; and to be distinctive whether reproduced in full colour, or in black and white (or another pair of colors). For more information: http://www.bdsmrights.com/

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