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1. This Greek letter is associated with the more militant factions of the gay and lesbian community, and it was first used in the 1970s by the New York City Gay Activists' Alliance. Which is it?
2. This planet (named after a character in Roman mythology) is used as a symbol of pride by transgender persons. It is also supposed to represent the balance of male and female within the human body and person. Which is it?
3. This is a double-edged hatchet/axe that was generally used as a harvesting implement and a weapon in matriarchal societies. It is a symbol of strength and perseverance in the lesbian community. What is it called?
4. What are the most widely used (symbolic) colors of the bisexual community?
5. The triangles originate from the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi concentration camps before and during World War II. What color were the gay men's and lesbian's triangles?
6. The colors of the pride flag are: Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. What does each of these colors represent in that order?
7. This pride flag has horizontal stripes of blue and black with one white stripe across the center, and a red heart located in the upper left hand corner; it is not restricted to the LGBT community. Which of these is it?
8. This flag tends to have stripes in shades of browns and black, with an animal paw print in the upper left hand corner. Which of these does it represent?
9. This organization is a "diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis". It was responsible for a variety of social actions and civil disobedience in an effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Which is it?
10. Which artist contributed a substantial portion of original political artwork to ACT-UP until his death from AIDS-related illness?
11. In the 1970s Betty Friedan did not want lesbians to be allowed to air their issues within the National Organization for Women. What expression did she use to refer to lesbians and lesbian issues?
12. This lavender animal first appeared on Boston subway posters in 1973, and was used to signify the lesbian community; it is an animal that is docile until challenged, and then it can become ferocious. Which of these is it?
13. The (sexuality) Human Rights Campaign symbol has a blue background with an equals sign in the middle. What color is the equals sign?
14. What does PFLAG stand for?
15. What is the name of the Olympic type games held with "all gay" competitors?
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