BDSM Rights Flag

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The BDSM Rights Flag is intended to represent the belief that people whose sexuality or relationship preferences include Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, or Sadism and Masochism (BDSM) deserve the same human rights as everyone else, and should not be discriminated against for pursuing BDSM with consenting adults.


The flag was inspired by the Leather Pride Flag and Quagmyr's BDSM Emblem, but is specifically intended to represent the concept of BDSM Rights. It was originally developed for use on the Informed Consent website as a BDSM symbol without the restrictions against commercial use that the other two suffer from, so that other organisations, groups and businesses could freely adopt it.

The flag was designed to be recognisable by people familiar with either the Leather Pride Flag or BDSM Triskelion (or Triskele) as "something to do with BDSM"; and to be distinctive whether reproduced in full colour, or in black and white (or another pair of colours.)

The BDSM Rights website says: If you support the above statement on human rights and anti-discrimination, you may use the BDSM Rights Flag design on your own websites, publications, T-shirts, mugs, whatever - whether for personal use or for commercial gain. We believe that BDSM vendors, event organisers and publishers are an important part of the various BDSM communities, and that anything they do which publicises the idea of BDSM Rights should be encouraged. You do not need to ask our permission to use the design or the image files we make available.

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