Other symbols that relate to the gay community or gay pride include the gay-teen suicide awareness ribbon, AIDS awareness ribbon, labrys, and purple rhinoceros.
In the fall of 1995, the Human Rights Campaign adopted a logo (yellow equal sign on deep blue square) that has become one of the most recognizable symbols of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The current struggle of the gay community has been largely brought about by globalization.
In the United States, World War II brought together many closeted rural men from around the nation and exposed them to more progressive attitudes in parts of Europe.
The pink and yellow triangle was used to label Jewish homosexuals.
Gender symbols have a much longer list of variations of homosexual or bisexual relationships which are clearly recognizable but may not be as popularly seen as the other symbols.
The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, the cradle of the modern LGBT rights movement, is adorned with flags depicting the colors of the rainbow.
Other flags include the Victory over AIDS flag, Leather Pride flag, and Bear Pride flag.They added two new stripes to the traditional LGBT glad, a black and a brown stripe.A source who requested to remain anonymous said that "the black and brown stripes are an inclusionary way to highlight black and brown LGBQIA members within our community." The LGBT community represented by a social component of the global community that is believed by many, including heterosexual allies, to be underrepresented in the area of civil rights.LGBT communities may organize themselves into, or support, movements for civil rights promoting LGBT rights in various places around the world.The gay community is frequently associated with certain symbols; especially the rainbow or rainbow flags.