by Katie Munday (they / them)
On the 5th December 1998 the modern bisexual flag was created!
The flag was based on the ‘bi-angles’ symbol created by queer activist, Liz Nania, in 1987.
Both flags were created to make bisexual people, and our community, more visible during Pride marches and liberation marches.
The bi-angles are two triangles overlapping. A pink triangle and a blue triangle both of which have their dominant point downwards. The pink triangle represents that which was used in Auschwitz to label gay and trans prisoners. The blue triangle represents heterosexuality. The purple triangle at their overlap represents bisexuality and the queering of binary gender.
The bisexual flag was created by Michael Page in 1998. The pink stripe represents attraction to the same sex or gender, the blue stripe represents attraction to a different sex or gender. The purple stripe, the “overlap” of the blue and pink stripes, represents attraction regardless of sex or gender.