At Unity House, we recognize that the LGBTQ+ community is an intersectional community with a number of diverse sexualities, gender identities and gender expressions. We honor the diversity of our community in both our programming and our physical space.
Within our physical space, we seek to celebrate this diversity by displaying pride flags from all segments of the broader LGBTQ+ community. You can view a variety of different pride flags in the Unity House windows. These range from the commonly recognized rainbow pride flag, a number of flags celebrating gender diverse populations within the broader trans community and more.
As we seek to create an inclusive and welcoming space that acknowledges the intersectional diversity within the broader LGBTQ+ community, we actively seek to represent our community within Unity House. Recent additions to the Unity House flags have included the intersex pride flag and the Philly pride flag, which were both added in fall 2018.
If you have an idea for a new flag to hang at Unity House, please email the student managers so that we can ensure this space represents the broader diversity of the LGBTQ+ community in an inclusive and visible way.
Intersex Pride Flag
The intersex pride flag was created by Morgan Carpenter of Intersex Human Rights Australia. The circle is "unbroken and unornamented, symbolising wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities. We are still fighting for bodily autonomy and genital integrity, and this symbolises the right to be who and how we want to be."
Philly Pride Flag
In 2017, Philadelphia adopted a revised version of the pride flag with black and brown stripes to represent the issues of people of color within the LGBTQ+ community.