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LGBT Flags (Bangladesh)

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[LGBT Flag (Bangladesh)]
used at London Pride 2017 (Flickr); image by Tomislav Todorovic, 01 June 2020

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Description of the flag

[LGBT Flag (Bangladesh)]
original pattern (Flickr); image by Tomislav Todorovic, 01 June

Bangladeshi LGBT flag was designed in 2010 by Shaikh Mohammad Mominul Islam, alias John Ashley Moon, LGBT activist from Bangladesh. The design was derived from the Gay Pride/Rainbow Flag. by adding a green triangle at the hoist, charged with a red disc (the national flag pattern). The flag employs two shades of green, darker for the triangle and lighter for the rainbow stripe. The shades of red used for the disc and the rainbow stripe also differ, the latter being originally somewhat darker. The design has had a limited online use, such as the emblem of the (apparently long defunct) Gay Bangla online community [3], but the only example of its use in real life was by the Bangladeshi diaspora at the London Pride 2017. The real-life flag has differed from the original design in a number of features: mirrored design (triangle based at the fly), less oblong shape of both the flag and the triangle, lighter color shades of all rainbow stripes and much darker shade of the disc, which was visibly darker than the rainbow stripe there (shade of the triangle seems to have remained approximately the same).
Tomislav Todorovic, 01 June 2020