I’m spending some time today going through my email and was reading the newsletter from the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF). One of the articles, on the History of the Polyamory Pride Flag, caught my eye and I want to share it with all of you.
Matthias Walsh originally had this article published on the website LBGTQ Nation.
My Thoughts About the Polyamory Pride Flag
I enjoyed learning the symbolism of the colors Jim Evans chose:
- blue represents the openness and honesty among all partners in multiple relationships
- bright red represents love, passion, and desire
- black bar represents solidarity between people who have to hide their relationships from the outside world
It saddened me when I read the Greek letter “pi”, π, was used to symbolize the ability to love many. It reminded me how minority groups have to fight for recognition and respect. At the same time, I feel grateful Jim Evans found a way to create a voice and bring together a community.
Personally, I like the polyamory pride flag. I understood the use of π before reading this article. The idea of replacing π with the infinity love symbol is also more appealing because it is an open representation of polyamory.
What are your thoughts about the flag? Share them in the comment below.