In 2018, graphic designer Daniel Quasar added a five-colored chevron to the Rainbow Flag to emphasize "inclusion and progression." Quasar's Progress Pride Flag added five arrow-shaped lines to the six-colored Rainbow Flag, the LGBTQ+ community's symbol. Black and brown stripes reflect disenfranchised LGBTQ+ groups of color, coupled with pink, light blue, and white from the Transgender Pride Flag.
What does the Progress Pride Flag mean and how did it develop?
'Progress' reinterprets numerous pride flags. Gilbert Baker's 1978 "rainbow flag" honored gay and lesbian political activists. It has eight rainbow-like stripes. Pink symbolized sex, red life, orange healing, yellow sunlight, green nature, turquoise magic, indigo peace, and violet spirit, according to Baker. A year later, the pink and turquoise stripes were eliminated due to a scarcity of pink cloth and legibility issues, resulting in the six-color rainbow flag used in the early 21st century.