What symbol do you prefer over the flag?

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    Mar 12, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    If so, what alternative (internationally used) LGBT symbol do you prefer over the rainbow flag? If you don't prefer any of the pre-existing symbols, describe or design one. Your alternative symbol must apply to the international LGBT community. This topic is somewhat a consensus poll.
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  • disasterpiece

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    Mar 12, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    I came accross those ones :

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    and

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    But my favorite is that one :

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    Mar 12, 2011 9:03 AM GMT
    does the codpiece have a symbol?
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    Mar 12, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
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    Disasterpiece saidI came accross those ones :

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    and

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    The pink triangle predates the gay rainbow, but has a painful & unhappy past. For many its use by gays was once a defiant and militant reminder of former persecution.

    Those same-sex symbols are for gay men only, not GLBT. I've also seen interlocked female symbols for lesbians. In fact, I once got a pair of baseball caps embroidered with the female ones as gifts for a lesbian couple I knew.
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    Mar 12, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said<
    Those same-sex symbols are for gay men only, not GLBT.


    Yeah but where are the Lesbians anyway?
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    Mar 12, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    Art_Deco said<
    Those same-sex symbols are for gay men only, not GLBT.


    Yeah but where are the Lesbians anyway?


    In Vermont.
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    JAKEBENSON said
    Art_Deco said<
    Those same-sex symbols are for gay men only, not GLBT.


    Yeah but where are the Lesbians anyway?



    At the 'Lids' store in the mall.
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    I second that one. I love the US.
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    I'd prefer to be accepted by my country and live under that flag so that I'm not in a separate group defined by my sexuality but judged on by contributions to society and way I live my life. I don't feel the need to have a separate flag or symbol to represent one facet of who I am.
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    Mar 15, 2011 1:17 PM GMT
    someguy saidI'd prefer to be accepted by my country and live under that flag so that I'm not in a separate group defined by my sexuality but judged on by contributions to society and way I live my life. I don't feel the need to have a separate flag or symbol to represent one facet of who I am.


    So how does one country's flag amongst 194 other countries avoid doing the very thing you complain about with the gay rainbow flag (which is used universally around the world, btw)??? icon_idea.gif

    And anyone who thinks a flag is what identifies someone's sexuality hasn't really understood their own sexuality, with or without that flag. icon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_idea.gif
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    Mar 15, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    Art_Deco said<
    Those same-sex symbols are for gay men only, not GLBT.

    Yeah but where are the Lesbians anyway?

    They all appeared to be in Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass., when we were there ourselves the end of September. No j/k, we were astonished that the sidewalk (there's only one on Commercial Street) was packed with nothing but grey-haired, elderly lesbian couples. Some even with walkers, making us wonder if there was a lesbian nursing home nearby. We'd never seen anything like it in our lives, all of them dressed basically alike, with short haircuts, very few gay men to be seen in the "off season" after Labor Day. So I now know where all the US lesbians are in September.
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    Mar 15, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
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    The OP was asking about LGBT symbols (I prefer to say GLBT). But since you introduced the US flag, some observations.

    Of course I honored that flag when I was in uniform for 25 years, and still do, like few other RJ members have. I was the Post Duty Officer on a number of occasions, and personally directed the raising and lowering of the Post Flag, with full cannon salute.

    And as the OIC (Officer in Charge) at military funerals, supervised the very formal folding of the US flag over the coffin at the gravesite, and personally presented that flag to the widow or other next-of-kin seated there. Not easy duty, especially because on two occasions the deceased were soldiers from my own command whom I knew, but I chose to show them that honor when it could have been delegated to others.

    But a different view of the flag had been given to me years earlier, when I was still a junior enlisted soldier. I happened to be driving past the Fort Knox Confinement Facility when Retreat sounded. That required me to pull my car off the road, get out and render a salute in the general direction of the Post Flag, indicated by the cannon salute and blared music. A more senior sergeant was my passenger, who also got out to salute.

    Out of the corner of my eye I noticed the nearby military prisoners in formation in the prison compound surrounded by wire fencing, while their own flag was lowered. I was surprised they had a separate US flag, since most posts only have the main one. But I also noticed that the prisoners weren't saluting, just standing at attention.

    After we got back into my car I mentioned that to the other sergeant. He explained the military prisoners were NOT ALLOWED to salute the US flag during their period of confinement. I was taken aback: not allowed? You mean it's a privilege, not an obligation?

    That changed my entire view of saluting the flag, which until then I mostly had found a nuisance. I mean, I love the US, I had voluntarily enlisted during Vietnam, after all, wasn't drafted, but all this saluting of a piece of cloth was just a chore.

    Now I saw it differently. I eagerly & proudly saluted the US flag from that day forward. And when I became an Officer, I learned something about salutes between the ranks that also changed my attitude, that most soldiers, even many officers, don't understand. But that's another story...