Quickie – Polyamory Flag History



Polyamory: The ability to love multiple people and/or be involved in multiple relationships within the context of mutual consent.

History: The original polyamorous pride flag was created in the Pacific Northwest in early fall of 1995 by Jim Evans, who wanted to create an anonymous symbol for the polyamorous community that could be acknowledged and shared by those who knew the symbol. With the advent of the internet, people began to discover the flag, and it grew in popularity and use.

A modified version was created in Colorado in 2017 by the University of Northern Colorado Poly Community, one that has the infinity hearts symbol, a common symbol of the polyamorous community, instead of Evans’ original pi symbol.

Flag Meaning
Blue: Represents the openness and honesty of all parties involved in the relationships.
Red: Represents love and passion.
Black: Represents solidarity with those who must hide their polyamorous relationships from the outside world.
Yellow: The value placed on emotional attachment to others.






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