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P flag (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

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    reported by Jarig Bakker, 21 May 1999

Presentation of PFlag

P-FLAG is a volunteer non-profit organisation with a membership of parents and friends who have been drawn together because someone they know or love is gay or lesbian.
Jarig Bakker, 21 May 1999, quoting from PFlag Site

"P-Flag" is an acronym for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Ole Andersen, 18 Jul 2002

Do we know that this really is a flag or is it a representation, i.e. symbol or logo, utilizing a Gay flag, the emblem P superimposed, as an identity. Conceptually, P-flag — gay flag with a P. I would be interested to hear if this actually is used as a flag. In looking over the affiliated sites of P-FLAG, including their central HQ site, the Perth one is the only one so far (emphasis on the words so far) that displays this image.
Phil Nelson, 04 Jun 1999

I made a very fast visit to that site to download the picture and see if there was something else of interest there, and I left with the impression that it was a Perth-only thing (the original picture has the writing "Perth Inc." in very small font under the flag).
Jorge Candeias, 01 Jun 1999

The flag-like logo of PFlag

image by António Martins, 22 Jul 1999

Well, it’s the umptieth variation of the gay rainbow flag, this time with a thin pink stripe by the hoist followed by a large black "P", extending from top to bottom. I sure would like to see it flying; common sense says that the reverse shows a reversed "P", almost like a "q", but one never knows. The image above shows this design somewhat “corrected”, both in graphical and textile points of view, with the width of the pink stripe and the thickness of the "P" equal to the horizontal stripe’s height, and the round part of the "P" connecting the green and the red stripes with a circle crown centered between the yellow and orange ones. The image at the site has a much less regular "P", thinner and covering partially all stripes except the blue in the round part. But I guess this version looks better and would be easier to produce (if from stitched cloths, not printed).
António Martins, 31 May 1999

The actual flag of PFlag

P-flag #2
image by António Martins, 22 Jul 1999

I can only say that this not right: these people have a very nice flag as their logo, and then go out on the streets demonstrating with… this! I mean, it is not only ugly, but wrong: the stripes are upside down, there’s indigo instead of purple, the lettering is confuse and misplaced, and the ratio (2:5) is unwise (to say the least). It is an one off banner, anyway; if the P-flag ever catch on, as a sign of parents and friends of gays and lesbians, it will be almost certainly in the version used as logo: the usual gay rainbow with a large black "P" at the hoist separated from if by a pink bar.
António Martins, 22 Jul 1999