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[Genderqueer Pride Flag (current)]
image by Tomislav Todorović, 5 June 2015

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Introduction

Name "genderqueer" applies to all persons who do not identify themselves as strictly male or female. This may mean having an indefinite gender, more than one gender or no gender at all, or having a "third gender" different from both male and female (itself not necessarily named), or having a changeable gender identity which fluctuates between male and female identities. Alternate name for all these identities is "non-binary."
Tomislav Todorović, 5 June 2015
Source:
Wikipedia page about genderqueer identity


Current flag design

This flag was created by Marilyn Roxie in 2011. The description of its symbolism is given here.

The flag is a lavender-white-green horizontal tricolor. Lavender color is a mixture of blue and pink, which are traditionally associated with men and women, respectively, so it represents androgyny. It also represents "queerness," with which it was associated for a long time. White stands for agender (genderless) identity. Dark chartreuse green, the particular shade used in this flag, is the complementary color of lavender and stands for all identities which are defined outside of and without reference to the binary (male/female).

Some time after the flag design was published, it was subject to suspicions about its origins due to the similarity of its colors with those used by the United Kingdom suffragette movement. The detailed clarification of the issue, which reveals that the similarity was entirely unintentional, can be read here.
The flag was used, together with the rainbow LGBT flag, during the opposition protests in Moscow on 4 February 2012, as can be seen here and here. It was also used at the pride parade in Madurai, India, on 30 September 2012, as shown here.
Tomislav Todorović, 5 June 2015

The flag came into more widespread use in the late 2010s. A list of examples follows:
  • Capital Pride Parade 2016, Washington, DC [1]
  • Malmö Pride 2016 [2]
  • Erie Pride 2017, Erie, Pennsylvania [3,4,5]
  • World Pride 2017, Madrid [6]
  • Amsterdam Pride 2017 [7]
  • Copenhagen Pride 2017 [8]
  • Capital Pride Parade 2018, Washington, DC [9]
  • Twin Cities Pride 2019, Minneapolis [10,11,12]
  • Brighton Pride 2019 [13]
  • Manchester Pride 2019 [14]
The color shades seem to vary somewhat, but that may be just an illusion due to the lighting conditions while taking the photos.
Tomislav Todorović, 7 July 2020
Sources:
[1] — Wikimedia Commons - Photo from Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC, on 11 June 2016: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capital_Pride_parade_DC_2016_(27314939373).jpg
[2] — Wikimedia Commons - Photo from Malmö Pride, on 6 August 2016: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Malm%C3%B6_Pride_(28826883725).jpg
[3] — Flickr - Photo from Erie Pride, on 24 June 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mkmahler/34887473954/
[4] — Flickr - Photo from Erie Pride, on 24 June 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mkmahler/35729096845/
[5] — Flickr - Photo from Erie Pride, on 24 June 2017: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mkmahler/35729106745/
[6] — Wikimedia Commons - Photo from World Pride 2017, Madrid, on 1 July 2017: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WorldPride_2017_-_Madrid_-_Manifestaci%C3%B3n_-_170701_210449.jpg
[7] — Wikimedia Commons - Photo from Amsterdam Pride, on 29 July 2017: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iran_in_Amsterdam_Pride_Walk_2017_-_02.jpg
[8] — Wikimedia Commons - Photo from Copenhagen Pride, on 19 August 2017: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Copenhagen_Pride_Parade_2017_07.jpg
[9] — Flickr - Photo from Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC, on 9 June 2018: https://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/46440062235/
[10] — Flickr - Photo from Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, on 23 June 2019: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52746562@N00/48144193462/
[11] — Flickr - Photo from Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, on 23 June 2019: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52746562@N00/48144102086/
[12] — Flickr - Photo from Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, on 23 June 2019: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dm2/48156682366/in/album-72157709327109882/
[13] — Flickr - Photo from Brighton Pride, on 3 August 2019: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mangakamaidenphotography/48617016491/
[14] — Flickr - Photo from Manchester Pride, on 24 August 2019: https://www.flickr.com/photos/133840508@N08/48612979723/


Previous flag design

[Genderqueer Pride Flag (previous)]
image by Tomislav Todorović, 5 June 2015

The genderqueer pride flag has originally had lavender at the top, green in the middle and white at the bottom. The meaning of colors was the same, as stated here. This version of the flag was created in 2010, to be replaced with the current one in less than a year, and seems not to have been used in real life during that time.
Tomislav Todorović, 5 June 2015