Today let's talk about the MLM flag. MLM means men who love men. We're not talking about straight men who love other men with fist bumps and rare hugs. What are we talking about?
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What is the MLM Flag?
The MLM flag is a banner, symbol, rallying cry, etc., that covers and introduces a community's presence within our global community.
The community is the Men Loving Men community. This community is a nod to the popular community LGBTQIA+ community.
Everyone knows that community. It was quite unexpected when the MLM community decided to break away from the towering community.
What was the reason for their branching out, you ask?
Well, it certainly wasn't out of hostility. It was an intentional separation to create a voice for the minority in the majority and also to expand the entire community.
You can say it's a win-win situation for the LGBTQ community.
The MLM flag consists of purple, blue, green and many others. Each color has its meaning and reflection on the community.
It was carefully chosen to confidently argue their case (that's my opinion though). It could have been for design purposes only.
You could read all about the meaning of each color later, or you could scroll to it right now (your choice).
The most important thing to emphasize is that the MLM community is one of perseverance, determination and confidence.
Like their parents, they have chosen to stand tall, wave their flag and speak their truth without shame or embarrassment.
And now they stand upright, just like OBO (not everyone would get that).
Let's take a look at the history of the MLM flag.
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History of the MLM Flag
the MLM flag waves in the wind
The MLM Flag (men who love men), or you call it the gay pride flag. Some call it the rainbow flag (I don't, but LGBTQIA+ is the original rainbow). Sub-rainbow, you might say.
No matter how thick their rainbow is or not, the MLM flag has a super rich history. It was one of many designs created for the LGBTQ+ community.
It was designed in 1978 by artist and gay rights activist Gilbert Baker. This was in response to the need for a symbol that could represent the LGBTQ+ community.
The flag has six main stripes, each stripe has a color and each color has its meaning.
Since 1978 until now, the MLM flag has waved from rise to fall. One thing it doesn't do is stay down. It ensures that we challenge the norms and rise above social acceptance.
The community has continued to encourage diversity in sexuality and freedom to be whoever you want. The result? Well, that's a whole different topic.
If there's anything to take from this, it's that the history of the MLM banner lies in its endurance, its tenacity, and its commitment to daring societies and systems.
The history of the MLM flag is being created day by day as the flag continues to fly. It reminds us of a valued couple who chose to come out of hiding and stay true to themselves.
The flag has gradually become an emblem of pride, inclusivity and a commitment to equal rights. It is displayed during Pride Month and various LGBTQ+ events to celebrate the advocacy for acceptance and diversity.
At the time you wanted to see it, what is the meaning of the colors of the MLM flag and its meaning?
Meaning of MLM Flag Colors
There are six main colors on the MLM flag. The remaining two are shades or shades of the other colors.
We would dive deep into the symbolism of the colors of the flag and why they are so important.
At number one we have…
The color green is often associated with nature in our world today. You can change nature to natural.
This debunks the idea that love between men in our community is sodomy. It's not; there is enough love in our hearts to go to both women and men.
Love between men is usually abolished in our society. Even religion speaks strongly against it. So God didn't destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for nothing?
Well, the MLM flag says otherwise. As gay men associate themselves more with flowers and plants, this has symbolized their love and deepened their natural connection with nature and… people.
The green in the flag also means Community. Every time you see green, you have to remember that a community is very important in our society.
The only thing more important than a community is a protected community. An unprotected community is a lost community.
The color of joy and happiness. Why?
The joy and happiness come from the freedom to express oneself. It becomes reality when you are in a world free of segregation and division.
Joy is a crucial part of the gay male experience. A life without judgment or segregation is one they hope for day after day.
In addition to the joy that comes from happiness, this joy also comes from discovering your true self. You'd think that wouldn't be that difficult.
Maybe you have discovered yourself too.
The joy that comes from self-discovery conveys a sense of joy, confidence and journey. It shows that there is no destination or journey when it comes to sexuality.
The journey is the destination.
White stands for inclusivity. How? Not all gay men fit the traditional gay concept. Other shoes fit the male-loving male community.
The white speaks for the non-binary, trans and other gender non-conforming roles. It shows the magnanimity of the gay pride community.
It's a reminder that the LGBTQ+ community wants to uplift every person who has ever been silenced, directly or indirectly.
The word is representation and inclusion
4. Light blue
Have you witnessed those baby showers and there's a bang to reveal the baby's gender?
When the blue color is visible, it means that the woman is pregnant with a male child.
The light blue color in the flag confirms that this is a community for boys.
Look how that blue turns into purple. This symbolizes a shift in societal views of men as rigid, non-conforming straight men.
The light blue acts as a bridge to bring men who are uncomfortable in their place to more comfortable territory.
Purple normally represents royalty. But on the MLM spectrum it represents strength, courage and fortitude.
The strength and courage required to exist in a world with a naturally segregated view is thick and necessary.
Each stripe represents the determination, tenacity and resilience to resist hate and discrimination.
Purple represents equality and acceptance. This alone symbolizes the essence of MLM and LGBTQ+ as a whole.
That is the whole essence of the MLM movement. Diversity!
The indigo stripe celebrates our commitment to finding more scared heroes. It celebrates individualism and the courage to stand up for what you believe in.
This color represents the wide range of presentations, relationships and life experiences within the gay male community.
What more is there to say?
They may not be your traditional rainbow colors, but there is something “rainbowy” about them.
The MLM flag will continue to fly high, placing the gay pride community at the forefront of inclusivity, admission, and most importantly, love.
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Any last words?
Well, there's no gun to my head, but let's imagine there is. What can I say about the MLM community and Flag?
Like any flag, they represent a community, state or country without even having to speak. They inform about the uniqueness of each movement.
The MLM Flag has done just that. The MLM banner has influenced everyone, whether you choose to be honest or not.
It encourages everyone to remain strong, steadfast and unwavering once you discover what makes you think.
Don't hesitate, don't worry. You are MLM!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is an MLM Flag?
The Gay Male Pride flag is a newer design that specifically highlights the MLM (men-loving men) community.
The flag is a combination of different variations of blue, a color traditionally associated with masculinity.
2. What does the progress flag mean?
This flag is designed to celebrate diversity and inclusivity for everyone in the LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bis3xual, transgender, queer and inters3x) community.
It combines elements of the traditional rainbow flag with other LGBTQI+ flags to highlight groups that are sometimes underrepresented in pride celebrations.
3. What does the aromantic flag look like?
The Aromantic Pride Flag, a five-stripe design in dark green, light green, white, gray and black, represents people who do not experience romantic attraction or do so in a non-traditional way.
4. What does the poly flag look like?
The flag has blue, red and black bars with the Greek letter pi symbol in the center.
The blue bar represents honesty and openness between partners, while the red bar represents love and affection.