TheOtherFlag.com

Are you sick of seeing the gay/transgender pride flag? How would you like a flag that clearly conveys YOUR views about sexual/transgender issues BUT you had the legal right to display it as a student or staff member in even the most progressive school or workplace if they allowed others to display the pride flag? Further, you could legally compel any business, school, or government building that displayed the gay/transgender flag to display yours as well?

TheOtherFlag.com above proclaims that (1) all sexual relations are morally wrong except those between a man and woman united in matrimony and (2) Gender is established at conception. It is wrong to change or choose your gender.

This description makes it a great flag for a rally.  However, it is the added nuances below that make it a mirror image of the pride flag and convert it into a culturally lethal weapon.

To be a mirror image, this flag does not invoke a deity or other supernatural force for values or use religious terms (such as “sin” or “judgment” in an “afterlife”) to denounce sexual transgressions. Instead, it only proclaims that sexual transgressions are “morally wrong.” When the gay community showers their opponents with invective such as “homophobes,” “bigots,” or “haters,” they are labeling them “morally wrong.” Since both say the other is morally wrong, discrimination law demands that both sides be treated equally without showing preference to one’s objections over the other’s. It is therefore illegal to allow one to be displayed in a place covered by discrimination laws and to even lightly discourage the display of the other.

Just as the gay pride flag can mean you only stand with the gay community, theOtherFlag.com does not necessarily proclaim that the bearer holds a set of values; merely that they stand with the group that does. Thus, it is illegal for a business, school or government entity to stand with the gay community and fly a gay pride flag but refuse to fly TheOtherFlag.com to show support for those with a different set of values. Such disparate support would make the unsupported group illegally feel “unwelcome and uninvited.”

Lastly, the flag does not represent any particular organization which would attach other values of the organization to it. The entire definition and meaning of the flag is contained in the website noted on the flag.

The purpose of the gay pride flag is to show support for a set of values and to make those who disagree feel alone and isolated. Displaying theOtherFlag.com can boost the morale of like-minded individuals. Once this icon is seen enough to become a recognized symbol, possibly even in just a single workplace, anyone can then start demanding equal treatment so that schools or businesses must either cease displaying gay pride flags or display this flag in the same manner. Most will choose to display nothing.

Having the forest of pride flags suddenly wither could give the gay pride movement a heart attack. You get extra credit for asking an overtly gay establishment to make a cake, tee-shirt, or flag with this icon on it.

Go here for a flier on advice on how to most effectively display this flag. You can download a letter for your supervisor and human rights compliance officer that explains what the symbol means and why you legally cannot be discriminated against for wearing or displaying it. As a caution, just because discrimination law protects you for displaying this flag does not mean ill-treatment won’t happen or that a judge won’t rule against you. Use this flag at your own risk. 

Download the image  to make flags, tee shirts, stickers, pins, etc.  Or you can use this one (without a border and with a .125” bleed border added for a 2″X3″ size.)  Here is a flier explaining the flag for distribution.