File:Labrys Pride Flag.gif

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English: The Labrys Pride Flag is a symbol for the lesbian feminist community.
The elements in this flag are (1) the labrys, a double-sided axe used in ancient Minoan civilization as a religious symbol often associated with female divinity and priestesses; and in European, African, and Asian matriarchal societies as both a weapon and a harvesting tool. In Roman Crete, the labrys was often associated with the mythological Amazons.
The labrys was adopted in the 1970s by lesbian feminists as a symbol representing strength and empowerment. (2) The color violet became associated with lesbians through the representation of the violet flower as a symbol of lesbian love, which originates from a poem by Sappho about a lost love wearing a garland of "violet tiaras, braided rosebuds, dill and crocus". (3) The labrys is superimposed within an inverted black triangle rooted in Nazi Germany. Similar to the pink triangle design, the black triangle was used in concentration camps to designate prisoners with anti-social behavior, which included lesbians.
The flag was created in 1999 by graphic artist Sean Campbell and first used in 2000 as a graphic element for the Pride issue of the Gay and Lesbian Times (Palms Springs edition) newspaper.
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