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Overlapping Triangles

About the two overlapping triangles that represent bisexuality

Added to Queer Symbols, on 12 October, 2016

Overlapping Triangles

The two triangles are often known as ‘biangles’ (bi as opposed to tri!), one coloured blue, one coloured pink, overlapping in the middle to make a purple colour. The three colours are the same as the bisexual pride flag.

The pink triangle was used in Nazi Germany to designate gay men and was later adopted as a symbol of gay pride. The origin of the overlapping ‘biangles’, although based on the Nazi German triangle, is unknown.

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Overlapping Triangles