Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Flag and Symbols == [[File:Ace of spades.png|thumb|181x181px|alt=|The ace of spades.]] In the summer of 2010 AVEN and several other asexual websites held a contest to design an asexual flag. The current asexual flag was designed by the AVEN user Standup and was uploaded on June 30th, 2010.<ref>[https://asexualagenda.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/the-ace-flag-a-history-and-celebration/ The Ace Flag: A History and Celebration] </ref> The gradient of black, grey, and white was based on the AVEN triangle and symbolizes the concept of the [[Asexual Spectrum|asexual spectrum]]. the black is for asexuals, grey for [[greyasexuals]], [[demisexuals]], and other ace-spec people, and white represents [[allosexuals]]. Purple represents the community and was likely chosen because AVEN has a purple color scheme. Another common symbol is an ace playing card, due to the fact that asexual is often shortened to ace. Generally the ace of hearts is used to represent asexuals who feel romantic attraction. The ace of spades can be used to represent aromantic asexuals, or is sometimes used as an umbrella symbol for all asexuals and ace-spec people. The ace of diamonds and the ace of clubs are less commonly seen. The ace of diamonds is most commonly associated with [[Demisexual|demisexuals]] and sometimes [[Greyasexual|greyasexuals]] as well. The ace of clubs is commonly associated with greysexuals, but also sometimes is used for people who are [[questioning]] where they fall on the asexual spectrum. [[File:Aventriangle.jpg|thumb|125x125px|The AVEN triangle]] Wearing black ring on the middle finger, typically of the right hand, known as an "ace ring" has become a way to subtly identify the wearer as being asexual. The origin of the black ring began in a tread from 2005.<ref>[http://wiki.asexuality.org/Black_ring AVENwiki: Black ring]</ref><ref>[https://www.asexuality.org/en/topic/76607-black-rings-and-other-ways-to-show-asexual-pride/ Black rings and other ways to show asexual pride] </ref> The material and exact design of the ring are not important as long as it is primarily black. Cake has been an informal symbol of asexuality since 2004, originating from the AVEN forums cake emote and the joke that asexuals "prefer eating cake to having sex".<ref>[http://wiki.asexuality.org/Cake AVENwiki: Cake]</ref> An older asexual symbol is the AVEN triangle, which used a black-to-white gradient to represent the asexual spectrum, with white representing allosexuality and black representing asexuality.<ref>[http://wiki.asexuality.org/AVEN_Triangle AVENwiki: AVEN Triangle]</ref> This gradient is what inspired the white, grey, and black stripes of the asexual flag. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the LGBTA Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://lgbta.wikia.org/wiki/Asexual"