Microsoft is seeking attention from users with a new LGBTQIA+ flag. A colorful–or rather dizzying–graphic was posted on the major corporation’s website, The Blaze reports.
“Inspired by the public’s response to our 2022 Pride flag, we’re expanding our design to represent 40 LGBTQIA+ communities–and making it available for anyone to use and build upon,” Microsoft tweeted.
“With the addition of Aroace, Ambiamorous, Aroflux, Aceflux, Demiromantic and Unlabeled flags, this Pride flag now represents a total of 40 LGBTQIA+ communities–and our passion for expanding LGBTQIA+ visibility and representation doesn’t stop there,” reads a Medium post by Microsoft’s Aleksey Federov. The tweet links to a GitHub page that lists the various bizarre identities to be represented in the graphic.
“This flag combines 40 different flags from LGBTQIA+ communities around the world, including: Abrosexual, Aceflux, Agender, Ambiamorous, Androgynous, Aroace, Aroflux, Aromantic, Asexual, Bigender, Bisexual, Demifluid, Demigender, Demigirl, Demiromantic, Demisexual, Gay/MLM/Vinician, Genderfluid, Genderflux, Genderqueer, Gender questioning, Graysexual, Intersex, Lesbian, Maverique, Neutrois, Nonbinary, Omnisexual, Pangender, Pansexual, Polyamorous, Polysexual, Transgender, Trigender, Two Spirit, Progress Pride, Queer, Unlabeled,” the page reads.
“We make it available here on GitHub so anyone can use it and build on it. Because Pride should be open source,” the site says.
Fortunately, there were also negative voices about the new flag: “Can we all agree that corporate wokeism is foolish and repulsive?” tweeted Christina Sommers.