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    Unlabeled

    The unlabeled flag (four-striped version)
    An alternative unlabeled flag
    A third unlabeled flag

    Unlabeled/Unlabelled or No Label is the umbrella term for those who do not want to identify under specific label(s) for their sexuality, gender, or other identity (despite qualifying and being entitled to use one or more). One may have an identity that fits into a pre-existing identity, but still not wanting to label oneself. One can be unlabeled in terms of their attraction, gender, or any other aspect of their gender.

    YouTuber Jasxcii described it as "...You dress how you want, you like what you like, and you do what you do, and that's just you."[1]

    The term has broad overlap with the pomo- prefix (see pomosexual, pomogender and pomoromantic), with the main difference being that unlabeled is a rejection of even a label describing a lack of labels applicable to an individual.

    As an identity on its own, it is often found useful by, but is not exclusive to:

    • Individuals who don't feel comfortable identifying as lesser known identities, such as pocket genders or pocket sexualities.
    • Individuals who are transitioning that don't fully see themselves as their gender identity.
    • Individuals whose attractions are changing throughout their gender transition.
    • Non-binary individuals who feel as if their attraction is extremly complicated to the point they cannot classify through existing labels.
    • Individuals who are unsure of their identity, but are fairly sure they aren't heterosexual and/or cisgender, as an alternative to questioning.
    • Individuals who do not want to identify as queer.
    • Individuals who don't feel like they should have to explain their attraction or gender to other people.
    • Individuals who don't want to restrict themselves with labels.

    See also: Ezinor

    Flag

    The first flag was created by Reddit user Employee_472 on January 16, 2021. It was based on the Semaphore signs “N” (for no) and “L” (for label). The colors were left up to interpretation but the creator explained her reasoning behind the choices. Electric indigo is a mix of violet and blue, colors which represent Harmony and Spirit on the original LGBT+ flag but also may stand for a mix of masculinity and femininity (androgyny), or an attraction to different genders and sexes, or anything other one may interpret it as. Black and white are used to create high contrast but can represent a lack or an abundance of gender or attraction. The rainbow stripe is to represent a connection to the LGBTQ+ community. Some criticize the flag as having little meaning, therefor little value.

    It is unclear who created the four stripe unlabeled pride flag, but its first use was by Twitter user lwtroses.[2] It also may have been created by Twitter users LOVERSHSLOT and fearlesslyhaz.[3] The colors have particular meanings: green represents freedom, white represents understanding, blue represents acceptance, and orange represents flexibility.

    The third flag was created by Reddit user NeonGhoti on October 6, 2021. The rainbow represents connection to the LGBTQ+ community, dark blue represents masculinity, blue represents unity/community, light lavender represents androgyny/LGBTQ+ spectrums (AroAce, gender, sexuality), pink represents love/romance and dark pink represents femininity.

    History

    The term "No Label" was originally used by lesbians who didn't identify with lesbian subcultures such as butch and femme, but has expanded past lesbian subcultures over the years.

    References

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