A flag that consists of alternating black and white stripes and has a similar design to the LGBTIQ rainbow flag was created to represent heterosexual Pride. There are several variants of this flag. One uses the colours white, grey and black, which is also similar to the rainbow flag and was created in the early 2000s. There is also a variant known as the “Straight Ally” flag, which represents heterosexual people who support the LGBTIQ community. (see below)
Unfortunately, there are no sources to prove why the colours black and white were used, but it is said that it was built in these colours in protest against the rainbow.
The Straight Ally flag represents unity and support for the LGBTIQ community.
Here is what the Straight Ally Flag means:
The letter “A” stands for Ally.
The black and white stripes represent the straight flag.
The rainbow colours in the letter “A” stand for the LGBTIQ community.
Remember that wearing this flag is not a trend. Wearing this flag is not a fad, but brings an understanding of the challenges LGBTIQ people face.
Furthermore, the fact that there is a flag for heterosexuals does not mean that displaying the flag is a requirement for supporting the LGBTIQ community. As a true ally, you will express your support in many different ways.