The Pride Flag Colors Stand For So Much More Than Just Looking Pretty
Start writing a post
Lifestyles

The Pride Flag Colors Stand For So Much More Than Just Looking Pretty

Everyone and their dog has seen the rainbow flag at one point or another in their life, but very few understand that the colors of the flag are symbolic.

65
The Pride Flag Colors Stand For So Much More Than Just Looking Pretty
https://thegirlswholikegirls.tumblr.com/

Red= Life

Red is the top color of the flag and it stands for life. In this life everyone will struggle with their identity at some point or another. Life will constantly throw curveballs in your direction or you will have people who will go against you because of who you are. There are a lot of parts of society that are still unaccepting towards the community and it is truly heartbreaking. There are no lives on this Earth that are less valuable than another. Although there are a lot of difficult times we must go through, there are also going to be a lot of great things to look forward to such as legalized marriage and community gatherings.

Orange= Healing

People in the LGBTQ+ community are almost three times more likely to suffer from mental health conditions than others. The most common can include severe depression or generalized anxiety. For a lot of people, the pressure of coming out becomes too overwhelming and the fear of rejection consumes their lives.

I am a 21-year-old bisexual woman and l also experience severe anxiety. The best way for me to reduce my anxiety is by talking to others in the community and how they learned to overcome the fears that stayed glued in the back of their heads for years. Time will heal and the people who truly love and accept you will help you naturally heal too.

Yellow=Sunlight

The yellow stripe in the flag represents sunlight. The sun serves a purpose to provide warmth and life to all living things on Earth. It is metaphoric to not live in the shadows and be proud of who you are.

After nine years of living in the shadows, I finally came out. I felt as if a 55-pound backpack was released off of my shoulders- like I could breathe again. I looked at the world differently that day, I looked up at the sun peaking its way through puffy white clouds and smiled.

Green= Nature

The green represents mother nature. Being who you are will come naturally because it is not a mere thought but rather a consistent feeling in your heart.

Blue= Harmony and Serenity

The blue stripe represents harmony in the community and amongst others. Like the oceans, serenity comes over you in waves.

Purple= spirit

Purple is the last color in the flag and it stands for spirit. The best things in life are not seen but rather felt by the heart, because in the end, love wins. When you do find friends or a significant other who can love you and share similar experiences as you, love will flood your heart and calmness will wash over you. Remember wherever you go and wherever you are, you have an army of people in the LGBTQ+ community who are always here to support you, and there is no greater ease to your spirit than knowing that.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Entertainment

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series

283744
Netflix

Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

178968
Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

85494
Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?

280420

Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.

168195

Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

111648
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

Take A Look At The Extravagant Lane Woods Jewelry Collection For Valentine's Gift Ideas

So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection

332727

Just like diamonds are a girl's best friend, so are pearls, rubies, gold, emeralds, and any type of luxurious jewelry you can get your hands on! A woman is incomplete without a piece of jewelry on her and it is a gorgeous accessory required for all occasions. So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

50 Iconic Quotes From 'The Golden Girls' That Will Always Make You Laugh

"People waste their time pondering whether a glass is half empty or half full. Me, I just drink whatever's in the glass."

442048

"The Golden Girls" created history when it first premiered in 1985 setting the stage of strong-willed female characters who are aging gracefully with dignity. It is a treasure trove filled with humorous scenes and situations that will always be relevant to watch. I still rejoice in watching these spectacular women embrace life with full stride and the way they always strive to focus on the brighter side of life.

These 4 dynamic and awe-inspiring women taught us that age is indeed nothing more than a number and that we can set out to accomplish anything our heart desires at any time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments