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How were the famous OATF® pennants inspired?

The pennants were a brainstorming design idea from our team. Now every location we have our community OATF® pennants showcasing these flags below.  

“Progressive” Pride Flag:

Designed by Daniel Quasar, this flag adds the colors and stripes from Philadelphia's pride flag (black and brown) and the ones of the transgender pride flag (pink, blue, and white) to the original pride flag. 

Red = Life | Orange = Healing | Yellow = Sunlight | Green = Nature | Indigo = Serenity | Violet = Spirit  

Bisexual Flag:

Designed by Michael Page, the flag brings visibility to the bisexual community, showing the overlap of the stereotypical colors for boys and girls. The flag was inspired by an older symbol of bisexuality: the "biangles," two overlapping pink and dark blue triangles. 

Pansexual Flag:

Created on the web in 2010, this flag has colors that represent pansexuality's interest in all genders as partners. Pink represents women, the yellow non-binary and gender-nonconforming people, and the blue is for men. 

Transgender Flag:

Monica Helms, a trans woman, designed this flag in 1999, and it was first flown at a Pride Parade in Phoenix a year later. “The light blue is the traditional color for baby boys, pink is for girls, and the white in the middle is for those who are transitioning, those who feel they have a neutral gender or no gender, and those who are intersexed,”

Genderqueer Flag:

Created in 2011 by Marilyn Roxie, the genderqueer flag highlights androgyny with lavender, a-gender identities with white, and non-binary people with green. Some people refer to it as a non-binary flag if they feel queer is a slur.

Bear Brotherhood Flag:

Though The New York Times named 2018 "the age of the twink," only the bears — as gay men lovingly refer to the beefier, more hirsute guys — have their own flag. Craig Byrnes designed it in 1995 for the International Bear Brotherhood. Its colors are to match the fur of bears living in the woods.

Non-Binary Flag:

Created by 17-year-old Kye Rowan in 2014, this flag was a response to non-binary people feeling improperly represented by the genderqueer flag. This symbol was not to replace Roxie's creation but to sit beside it as an option. The yellow symbolizes gender outside a binary. The white, a mix of all colors, represents those with many or all genders. Purple stands in for those who feel both binary male and female or fluid between them. The black is for the a-gender community, without sexuality or color.

Lesbian Pride Flag:

The flag celebrates the L in the LGBT community with then hues of pink, though many lesbians opt for other symbols including the interlocking venus symbol, or the rainbow flag. The shades of red, purple, and pink are traditional feminine-associated colors – within the 20/21st centuries, at least.

Intersex Flag:

Yellow and purple were chosen as colours as they were viewed as free from gender associations and were historically used to represent intersex people. The circle is described as "unbroken and unornamented, symbolizing wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities."

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