No, the A in LGBTQIA+ doesn’t stand for ally, it stands for asexual. People who are asexual often experience little to no sexual attraction. Some asexual people may experience romantic attraction while others are also aromantic.
Symbols like a black ring have represented the asexual community. However, the asexual flag came after Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) held an online contest on its forum boards to create a pride flag for the community. The winning design was posted on June 30, 2010 by a user called ‘standup’. The colors black, grey, white and purple were chosen as the same ones that are a part of AVEN’s logo.
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(Scripted by Sherina Poyyail; Produced and edited by Dhruv Sharma)