As the rainbow flag flutters proudly for the LGBTQIA+ community, a lesser-known banner also waves with vibrant confidence: the aroace flag. But what does it represent, and how did this symbol of pride come to be?
A Celebration of Aromantic Asexuality
The aroace flag, also known as the sunset aroace flag, stands for the aromantic asexual community. Individuals who identify as aroace experience little to no romantic or sexual attraction. The flag serves as a powerful symbol of their unique identities and experiences within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
Born from the Aroace Community
In December 2018, Tumblr user aroaesflags created the now-recognized aroace flag. Recognizing the need for a symbol that didn’t simply combine the asexual (purple) and aromantic (green) flags, aroaesflags crafted a distinct design that resonated with the aroace community.
A Spectrum of Meaning in Every Color
Each color on the aroace flag carries a special meaning:
Deep Ocean Blue: Represents the depth and complexity of the aroace experience.
Light Azure Blue: Symbolizes the vast spectrum of aroace identities.
White Stripe: Stands for a sense of wholeness and completeness, independent of romantic or sexual attraction.
Sun-kissed Yellow: Celebrates the diverse forms of love and connection that exist beyond traditional romantic and sexual relationships.
Warm Orange Blaze: Embraces the strong sense of community and belonging among aroace individuals.
More Than Just a Flag
The aroace flag is more than just a piece of fabric. It’s a symbol of visibility, acceptance, and pride. It’s a way for aroace individuals to say, “We exist, we are valid, and we belong.”
Rainbow Republic Celebrates All Identities
At Rainbow Republic, we believe in celebrating the full spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identities. We proudly offer the aroace flag, alongside a wide range of other pride flags, to show our support and solidarity with the aroace community.