One of the earliest aroace pride flag designs, by Pride-Flags.

Aromantic asexual, often shortened to aroace or aro ace is an identity that combines "aro" (for aromantic spectrum) with "ace" (for asexual spectrum). Aro ace can be used for any individual who identifies with both umbrellas. For example, an aromantic demisexual, an aromantic asexual, and a lithromantic asexual might all be described as aro aces.

Some aroaces may experience a form of tertiary attraction such as queerplatonic attraction or alterous attraction. If they feel that their tertiary attraction is significant enough to warrant a place alongside their aroace orientation they may identify as oriented aroace, or angled aroace.

Flags Edit

At least eleven flag designs have been proposed to represent the combination of the aro and ace umbrellas.[1] Most designs combine some elements from the aromantic and asexual flags, which feature green and purple, respectively.[2][3]

In 2016, a design was posted by DeviantArt user Pride-Flags that combined the aromantic and asexual flags directly.[4] Another design was later posted to the same account, embedding the aromantic flag in a heart shape, using an older (yellow) design for the aromantic flag.[5]

In 2017, a design was posted by DeviantArt user decaykid, using one less stripe and slightly different versions of the same colors.[6]

In July 2018, a collaborative design was posted by Tumblr user itsrainingsomewhereelse, created by themselves and Tumblr user users vass-rieh.[7] This design placed the black stripe at the top, followed by purple, gray, white, pale green, and dark green. According to the introduction post, the white stripe represents "the importance and validity of all relationships."

In August 2018, two more designs were posted on the joint Tumblr account milkshakeflags.[8] These designs both placed white horiztonal stripes in the middle, surrounded by two gray stripes. In one version, the white-gray center was bordered by two purple stripes on top and two green stripes on bottom. In the other version, the top purple stripe and bottom green stripe was changed to black.

In early December 2018, a design was posted by Tumblr user Aroesflags. [9] This design starts with an orange stripe at the top, followed by a yellow stripe, a white stripe, and two shades of blue. According to the introduction post, the white stripe represents "wholeness," the yellow represents "love and relationships," and the orange represents "community." This is one of the most popular aroace flags, as it's unique design shows that the aroace identity is something unique and is not just a combination of asexual and aromantic.

In late December 2018, a design was posted by Tumblr user aromagni.[10] This design placed a purple stripe at the top, followed by blue, pale green, white, and gray stripes. According to the introduction post, the blue represents the "intersection of having both ace and aro identities," and the white represents "unity and inclusion."

In April 2019, a design was posted by Reddit user dog_of_society.[11][12] This design combined the asexual flag with a spade symbol on a green triangle.

Gallery Edit

Resources Edit

  1. Aroace Pride Flags: A Compilation Post
  2. Aromantic Wiki
  3. The Ace Flag: A History and Celebration
  4. Aroace Flag by Pride-Flags
  5. Aroace Heart Flag by Pride-Flags
  6. Aroace Flag by decaykid
  7. Aroace Flag by itsrainingsomewhereelse and vass-rieh
  8. Two aroace flags by milkshakeflags
  9. Aroace Flag by aroaesflags
  10. Aroace Flag by aromagni
  11. Aroace Flag by dog_of_society (edited)
  12. Aroace Flag by dog_of_society (original)
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