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image by Tomislav Todorović, 5 July 2015
Plain pink flag is a relatively new symbol of [LGBT] sexual orientation. Its introduction may have been inspired, on one hand, by the use of pink triangle, as a stand-alone emblem and as the flag charge, and on the other hand, by the re-introduction of the original eight-striped rainbow flag, which includes a pink stripe. The flag was used in Columbus, Ohio, at the Columbus Pride 2009, with the photos available here,
here and here, and again at the Columbus Pride 2012, as shown and here. The flag was used again at the San Diego Pride 2014, as shown here and
here. Outside the USA, the flag was seen at the Stockholm Pride Parade 2014, with the photos available here and
here. As the above sources reveal, the flag ratio and color shade may vary.
Tomislav Todorović, 5 July 2015
While still being rarely used in comparison with other LGBT flags, the pink flag is gradually spreading worldwide. In 2017, it was seen in Taipei, Taiwan, at the Taiwan Pride Parade; the photo from the event can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/purity/24167119108/.
In 2018, it was used in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, at the first-ever Pride Parade in the country, as reported at https://newsday.co.tt/2018/07/28/we-are-part-of-tt/, with another photo available at https://newsday.co.tt/2018/08/05/the-road-to-tragarete-road/attachment/2591614/.
All these sources further add to the variety of ratios and color shades seen in the flag.
Tomislav Todorović, 17 April 2022