The most prominent of these flag designs is known as the "Transgender Pride flag" which is a symbol of transgender pride and diversity, and transgender rights.
The Transgender Pride flag was created by Monica Helms (a transgender woman) in 1999 and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, the United States in 2000.
The flag represents the transgender community and consists of five horizontal stripes: two light blue, two pinks, and one white in the centre.
Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows:
"The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional colour for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional colour for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives."
In the United Kingdom, Brighton and Hove's council flies this flag on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It was flown from the large public flagpole in San Francisco's Castro District (where the rainbow flag usually flies) for the first time on 19 and 20 November 2012 in commemoration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The flag-raising ceremony was presided over by local drag queen La Monistat.