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The LGBT community as a whole has derived and adopted various signs, symbols and colour codes for flags from different sources. The sources can be historical, cultural, academic or a social practice from the past. These symbols were primarily used for self-identification as well as a display of unity, allegiance and support among the group. But these chosen symbols or colours were more than mere signs. The most famous representative of the LGBT community is the rainbow flag. One of the oldest of symbols to mark the LGBT people is the pink triangle, which was originally used in the Nazi regime. In the holocaust concentration camps, the imprisoned homosexual males were made to wear badges with pink triangles.
Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. Some of these symbols, such as violets and green carnations, originated as a secret way for the wearers to indicate their sexuality — similar to handkerchief code.
Labrys Lesbian and lesbian feminist. Bisexual "biangles". Bisexual double-moon for those who wish to avoid use of triangles. The use of moons is thought to have a link to the expression "It's just a phase", which is often said to non-heterosexual persons in general to dismiss their sexuality as being transitional. Bisexuality does not.