Lavender Boy is a term for mlm and/or gender non-conforming men, including masculine aligned non-binary individuals. The term originated at a derogatory term in the 1920s to refer to feminine men and gay men. In the modern day it has been reclaimed by mlm who are gender non-conforming.
The lavender boy flag was created by Tumblr user Cosmichi on August 2, 2020. The flag has no confirmed meaning.
The flag designed by cookierun.headcanons on Instagram was designed November 19th, 2021. The meaning goes as follows:
Purple: to represent lavender. Pastel magenta and pink: representing gender non conformity and connection to femininity. White: the inclusion of non-binary individuals and those who do not fall under the label of “man/boy”. Light blue: masculinity or being a man/boy. Blue: loving men. Dark blue: the reclamation of a once derogatory term.