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The LGBT community has adopted certain symbols over time for self-identification and to demonstrate unity, pride, shared values, and an allegiance to one another.
The most recognized international symbols of LGBTQ+ are the pink triangle and the rainbow flag. The pink triangle was employed by the Nazi's in World War II as a band of shame, however it was re-appropriated but retained it's negative connotations. The rainbow flag, previously used as a symbol of unity between all people, was adopted to be a more organic and natural replacement with no negativity attached.