Pride Season

June to September is Pride Season in Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories is showing support for 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals. The GNWT will be participating in Pride activities and events and will be highlighting important actions and activities within the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community. 

To increase visibility and raise awareness during the Pride season, the GNWT will feature a “Pride” Polar Bear icon on social media accounts, and a Pride flag visual on GNWT websites. The polar bear icon is based on the Intersex-Inclusive Pride Progress Flag.

About the Intersex-Inclusive Pride Progress Flag

In 2021, Valentino Vecchietti of Intersex Equality Rights UK adapted the Pride Progress flag design to incorporate the intersex flag, creating this Intersex-Inclusive Pride flag 2021. This flag was designed to celebrate diversity and inclusion for everyone in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community and combines elements of the traditional rainbow flag with other 2SLGBTQQIA+ flags to highlight groups that have sometimes been underrepresented in pride celebrations. The Intersex-Inclusive Pride Progress Flag incorporates elements of other iterations of Pride Flags.

The six-coloured rainbow is based on the Rainbow Flag designed by artist Gilbert Baker. Each colour has its own meaning:

Red: Life

Orange: Healing

Yellow: Sunlight

Green: Nature

Blue: Peace or serenity

Purple: Spirit

The five-coloured chevron is based on the Progress Pride flag created by designer Daniel Quasar in 2018. The light blue, pink and white stripes symbolize the trans community. The black and brown stripes represent people of color. The black stripe honors those who died during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s.

The purple circle within the yellow triangle symbolize the intersex community (yellow and purple were chosen as they are typically seen as nonbinary colours). It is based on the Intersex Flag designed by Morgan Carpenter of Intersex Human Rights Australia in 2013.