In order to be more inclusive of previously underrepresented queer groups, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are continually updating and clarifying their acronym. It follows that the flag that represents them changes regularly, too.

Infographic with the Pride Flag's signification, including the changes made in 2019 and 2021.

The flag has evolved since its original design in 1978. It uses the colours of the rainbow to symbolize hope.

A second version, popularized in 2019, introduces the arrow in white, pink, blue, brown and black. This new flag aims to highlight the most marginalized communities, namely racialized people, non-binary and trans people. Note that black also represents people living with HIV and those who have succumbed to it. The addition of an arrow pointing to the right shows forward movement as well as the progress still to be made.

Finally, in its most recent version (2021), the Progress Pride Flag features the intersex flag at the heart of the arrow, highlighting the presence of intersex people in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

Infographic with the 2SLGBTQIA+ acronym's definitions

NOVACONCEPT values diversity within its team. During this month of Montréal Pride festivities, the entire NOVATEAM celebrates sexual diversity and the plurality of genders with its members.