Pride flags in Minecraft allow players to show support and represent identities from the LGBTQ+ community. By crafting and displaying banners with pride flag designs, Minecraft provides a way to celebrate diversity and foster inclusion.
To make pride flags in Minecraft, players will first need to craft banners and dyes. Banners can be made using sticks and colored wool at a crafting table. Dyes are created by combining flowers, minerals, and other materials. Once the basic supplies are gathered, banners can be customized with gradients, stripes, and patterns using a loom.
This guide will cover step-by-step instructions for making some of the most well-known pride flags, including the rainbow pride flag, transgender pride flag, and bisexual pride flag. Tips for displaying pride banners and designing your own custom flags will also be included.
Making the Rainbow Pride Flag
The rainbow pride flag is one of the most recognizable symbols of the LGBTQ+ community. The original design was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978 at the request of Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in California. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Milk wanted a symbol of pride and hope for the gay community.
To make the rainbow pride flag in Minecraft, you'll need to craft colored banners using sticks and wool:
- Craft a red banner for the top stripe
- Add orange, yellow, green, and blue banners below
- Finish with a purple banner on the bottom
Arrange the colored banners in rainbow order with red on top transitioning to purple on the bottom. Leave a small space between each color stripe for a distinct rainbow effect. The original 8-color pride flag featured hot pink instead of red, but red wool is easier to find in Minecraft.
According to the City of Austin, the rainbow pride flag has become an international symbol of LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusiveness over the past 40+ years.
Creating the Transgender Flag
The transgender pride flag consists of five horizontal stripes - two light blue, two pink, with a white stripe in the center. To create this flag in Minecraft, you'll need to craft pink, white, and light blue banners.
Start with a white banner placed horizontally as the center stripe. Then add two horizontal pink banners above and below the white banner.
Finish the flag by adding two light blue banners on the top and bottom to complete the pattern. It's important to place the colors in the proper order - pink, white, pink, light blue, light blue from top to bottom.
You can craft pink banners by surrounding pink wool with sticks on a crafting table. Light blue banners can be made similarly using light blue wool.
Once assembled in the right sequence, hang or hold your transgender pride flag to show support in Minecraft!
For more details on the meaning behind the transgender flag colors, check out this guide: Life360 Color Meanings
Designing the Bisexual Pride Flag
The bisexual pride flag consists of three horizontal stripes - magenta, lavender, and royal blue. To make the flag in Minecraft:
Start with a magenta banner as the base. According to the flag's creator Michael Page, the magenta stripe represents attraction to both same and different genders.
Add a dark pink stripe across the center of the banner. This will create the lavender stripe when placed next to the magenta. The lavender represents the blend of homosexuality and heterosexuality.
Finish it off with a royal blue stripe along the bottom. Blue stands for attraction to different genders in the bi flag.
Make sure to keep the center stripe lavender and the magenta stripe on top. This preserves the standard orientation and meaning of the bisexual pride flag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_flag).
With the magenta, lavender, and blue stripes in place, you will have a banner that represents the bisexual pride flag and its symbolism!
Displaying and Customizing Your Pride Flags
Once you've crafted your pride banners in Minecraft, it's time to proudly show them off! Here are some ideas for displaying your flags:
Place banners on walls, fences, and other structures to create rainbow landscapes and show support. Position them in prominent places like the entrance to your base or village.
Wave flags by holding them in your hand as you explore. Carry them while mining, fighting mobs, or visiting multiplayer servers.
Give banners as gifts to friends and allies. Share your custom designs to spread visibility and create safe spaces.
Experiment with different color combinations and patterns for unique designs. Check out flag references to match identities. Use gradients, shapes, and layers for intricate flags.
The options for customization are endless! Show your pride in Minecraft with stunning, creative banners.