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February 2024

February 2024 at Whee! Studios: Immerse yourself in this month's blend of art, innovation, and community stories. Revisit our past creative adventures and be inspired by the diverse tapestry of our projects.

Pride Flags / Pride Flag Friday

Going Green with Pride: Celebrating the Aromantic Spectrum

Pride Flag Friday: Aromantic Pride Flag

Happy Pride Flag Friday! This week, we're diving into the world of green, white, grey, and black – the colors of the Aromantic Pride Flag. This flag waves with pride, representing a beautiful spectrum of individuals who experience love differently from the romantic tales we often hear about.

What is Aromanticism?

Aromanticism is an orientation that describes people who experience little to no romantic attraction, but that doesn't mean they lack deep, meaningful relationships. Aromantic folks form strong bonds based on friendship, shared interests, and other forms of connection that don't necessarily fit the romantic narrative.

The Flag Unfurled:

Crafted with intention, the Aromantic Pride Flag boasts four stripes, each with its own story. The dark green represents aromanticism, light green for the aromantic spectrum, white nods to platonic and aesthetic relationships, and grey recognizes the grey-area between romance and friendship, with black celebrating the sexuality of aromantic individuals.

Celebrating Diversity:

Just like the wide range of hues in the flag, the aromantic community is a tapestry of diverse experiences and identities. It's a reminder that love isn't one-size-fits-all and that there's beauty in the diverse ways we experience the world and connect with others.

Did You Know?

Here's a fun fact – the Aromantic Pride Flag is often flown alongside the Asexual Pride Flag, as many aromantic people also identify as asexual, but not always. It's a testament to the intersecting experiences within our LGBTQIA+ family.


So as we wrap up this Pride Flag Friday, let's send a round of applause for the aromantic community. And hey, if you're feeling the love for this flag, why not check out our Aromantic Pride merch on Whee! Pride? From vibrant tees to accessories, there's something for everyone to express their unique self. Spread the love and pride, however you feel it!

Feeling the green vibes after learning about the Aromantic Pride Flag? Dive into our collection over at Whee! Pride, where we celebrate every shade of the aromantic spectrum. From chic tees to standout accessories, each piece is designed to let you wear your identity with pride. Whether you're aromantic or an ally, there's something special waiting for you. Let's celebrate the diverse ways we love and connect. Check it out and find your new favorite way to show off your unique pride!

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Pride Flags / Pride Flag Friday

Roaring with Pride: The Story of the Bear Pride Flag

Pride Flag Friday: Bear Pride Flag at Whee! Pride

In the kaleidoscope of Pride flags, each tells a unique story of identity, community, and celebration. Among these is the Bear Pride Flag, a symbol of the bear community's strength, camaraderie, and unshakable confidence.

The Origin of the Bear Pride Flag:

Designed in 1995 by Craig Byrnes, the Bear Pride Flag emerged from a desire to unite bears worldwide. Byrnes, a member of the bear community, envisioned a symbol that would surpass geographic and cultural boundaries, stitching together a global fellowship with the threads of shared identity.

Symbolism of the Colors and Paw Print:

The flag's broad stripes of brown, orange, yellow, and black represent the fur colors of bears in nature, paralleling the diverse physical types within the community. At the corner rests a bear paw print, a bold emblem of the bear community's essence and spirit.

The Bear Community:

Bears are typically defined by their larger, often hirsute bodies and masculine attributes. However, the community is inclusive, welcoming all who resonate with its ethos. The bear community celebrates acceptance and body positivity, fostering an environment where individuals can revel in their authentic selves without judgment.

Embracing Diversity:

The Bear Pride Flag is a banner under which inclusivity and body positivity reign supreme. It’s a flag that flies in the face of conventional beauty standards, celebrating the raw, natural beauty of its members. It's not just a flag; it's a declaration that everyone deserves to stand tall and proud.

Fun Fact:

The original flag included a seventh stripe in purple, which was later removed to simplify production. Each remaining color, and the paw print, now stand as timeless guardians of bear pride.


The Bear Pride Flag is more than just a symbol—it's a heartwarming invitation to a community that embraces love, respect, and the freedom to express one's identity. As we wave these flags high, let's remember the myriad of stories they tell and the diverse lives they represent. On this Pride Flag Friday, let's give a mighty roar for the bear community and the rich diversity it adds to the LGBTQ+ family.

Hey everyone! Just a heads-up – if you've been feeling the Bear Pride vibes from our latest post, you're gonna love what we've got in store. Check out our Bear Pride collection on Whee! Pride for some seriously cool merch that celebrates the bear community. From cozy tees to must-have accessories, each piece is a little nod to the roar within. So why not treat yourself or a friend? After all, it's all about embracing who you are, bear hugs and all!

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Pride Flags / Bisexual Pride Flag

Embracing the Blend of Attraction: The Story of the Bisexual Pride Flag

Pride Flag Friday: Bisexual Pride Flag

Welcome back to our Pride Flag Friday series! This week, we dive into the vibrant stripes of the Bisexual Pride Flag, a symbol of the bisexual community's diversity, love, and pride. The flag stands as a beacon for those who love beyond gender, embracing attraction to more than one gender. It's a celebration of fluidity, understanding, and the rich spectrum of human connection.

The Creation of the Bisexual Pride Flag

In 1998, Michael Page sought to create a visible symbol for the bisexual community, leading to the birth of the Bisexual Pride Flag. Page designed the flag to increase the visibility of bisexuals both within the LGBTQ community and society at large. The flag’s purpose was clear: to represent and validate bisexual identity and pride.

Decoding the Colors and Meaning

The Bisexual Pride Flag is beautifully simplistic yet profoundly meaningful. Consisting of three horizontal stripes:

  • Pink at the top for attraction to the same gender
  • Blue at the bottom for attraction to different genders
  • Purple in the middle, blending pink and blue, to represent attraction across the gender spectrum

This color scheme is a direct nod to the nature of bisexuality and the overlapping experiences of attraction that define the bisexual community.

Did You Know?

Creator Michael Page first introduced the flag at the 1st Anniversary of the BiCafe on December 5, 1998. An often-overlooked fact is that Page intended the flag not only as a symbol for bisexual people but also as a tool for increasing bisexual visibility within both the LGBTQ+ community and the broader society. He hoped that the distinct colors of the flag would be eye-catching to draw attention to bisexual individuals' presence and experiences, countering the invisibility and erasure that the community often faced. This flag was designed to stand out in a sea of rainbow flags at pride events, ensuring that the bisexual community's specific identity and struggles were visibly represented and celebrated.

The Importance of Representation

The Bisexual Pride Flag is more than a symbol; it's a lifeline to those who have felt invisible within both the heterosexual and LGBTQ+ communities. Its existence affirms the validity and importance of bisexual identities, encouraging individuals to embrace their true selves without compromise.

As we celebrate the Bisexual Pride Flag, let's recognize it as a beacon of diversity and inclusion. It challenges us to look beyond binary views of love and identity, encouraging a world where everyone is free to be themselves. The flag not only marks a space for bisexual people but also symbolizes the journey toward understanding and embracing the full spectrum of human affection.

Join the Conversation

What does the Bisexual Pride Flag mean to you? Share your stories, reflections, or how this flag has touched your life in the comments below. Let's keep the conversation going and continue to support each other in our diverse journeys of love and identity.

Feeling inspired by the story and symbolism of the Bisexual Pride Flag? Want to wear your pride or find that perfect gift that speaks volumes? Swing by our Whee! Pride shop where we’ve curated a collection just for you! From vibrant tees to cozy accessories, each piece is designed to celebrate the bisexual community and support the message of love and visibility.

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