70+ Same Sex Wedding & Engagement Rings

70+ Same Sex Wedding & Engagement Rings

Lesbians, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer, Streith what are these names? Are we not all humans? We have been hearing of gay and female activists fighting for equality and discrimination. Same-sex marriage has been a long debate since the 1980s, a union between two individuals with the same gender, that are still not legal in many countries. As the LGBTQ community continuous to fight for their freedom, the rainbow flag was created, a renowned set of six colors that represent that LGBTQ community. They even designed a ring famously known as the freedom rings. 

A typical marriage ceremony requires a set of wedding rings as a symbol of their union. At present, 28 countries have granted same-sex marriage. This gave birth to rainbow wedding rings. Traditional wedding rings combined with the six rainbow colors, whether through coatings or the use of colored crystals. Wearing the rainbow ring does not automatically mean that you belong to the community, but by wearing this type of ring, it denotes acceptance. LGBTQ wedding rings are not limited to the colorful version, but it also applies to the traditionally fashioned wedding rings. The designs are just more gender-friendly and practical to wear.

Here is a selection of fabulous and stylish rings that can be considered as LGBTQ wedding rings for gays.

  1. Stainless Steel LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Wedding Ring

Be free to wear your color and love for one another with this traditionally fashioned stainless steel wedding band. Featuring a rainbow enamel coated inner shank with a sleek and smoothly polished outer surface. Designed from a durable and long-lasting base material like your love for one another. Buy from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Rainbow LGBTQ Pride Wedding Ring

Wear your soul on your finger with this LGBTQ inspired rainbow wedding band.  Displaying vibrant strands of rainbow-colored enamel design set on a premium grade stainless steel alloy base. Hand polished to a mirror-like that slides smoothly onto your finger. 

  1. Stainless Steel Cubic Zirconia Rainbow Freedom Pride Wedding Ring

Fun and colorful, like the life you are living at present, a stainless steel wedding band hand polished to a mirror-like luster adorned with six baguette-cut colorful cubic zirconia crystals, beautifully set at the center of the ring. Scratch-resistant, suitable for your everyday use. 

  1. Stainless Steel Rainbow Gay Lesbian Freedom Wedding Ring

Proudly presenting a rainbow LGBTQ inspired wedding band that features outlines of vibrant enamel-coated rainbow colors on a hypoallergenic stainless steel alloy base. Glossy and smoothly polished with a semi-curved inner shank for a comfortable and well-fitted sit on your finger. 

  1. Stainless Steel 18k Gold LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Wedding Ring

Effortlessly wear this indefinable golden rainbow wedding band that denoted liberty and love. Carefully coated with vibrantly colored strands of enamel over a lusciously golden-plated stainless steel alloy base. Beveled inner rim shank for comfortable and stylish wear. 

  1. Natural Stainless Steel Gay Lesbian Rainbow Wedding Ring

Feel the love with this modern rainbow wedding band that knows no gender.   Beautifully molded and designed from a premium grade stainless steel base, styled with colorful stripes of the rainbow pride colors. Corrosion and scratch-resistant that is guaranteed to last for a long time. 

  1. Stainless Steel Pave CZ Rainbow LGBT Wedding Ring

Here comes a flawlessly awesome LGBTQ rainbow-inspired wedding ring for all genders. Elegantly paved round cut microcrystalline zirconia stones, against a beautifully anodized stainless steel base with a rainbow aurora lights design. 

  1. Stainless Steel Sand Blast Rainbow Gay Lesbian LGBT Pride Wedding Band

Feel the harmonious relationship of the different colors of the rainbow with this highly textured wedding band. Slender in style as well as charmingly plated with rainbow colors, finished with an evenly distributed glittering sand basted to achieve a sparkling and one-of-a-kind wedding band. 

  1. Stainless Steel Rainbow Gay Lesbian Spinner LGBTQ Pride Wedding Ring

Here is a fun and full of life type of wedding ring for all genders with eccentric taste. The playful rotating central band built with a beveled edge to and flat surface. Creatively coated rainbow-colored stainless steel alloy base hand polished to a smooth and satin-like finish. 

  1. Stainless Steel Rainbow Gay Lesbian LGBTQ Pride Engagement Band

We give you this gender friendly rainbow-inspired wedding band, flawlessly crafted from a premium quality stainless steel alloy base. You can see the dance of the aurora lights as the light reflects on its glossy smooth surface. 

  1. Tungsten Gay Couples LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring Set

Presenting a 2-piece set of black wedding band with double grooved design.   Highlighting its sleek and high polished exterior with a beveled edge to slide and sit smoothly onto your finger. Elegant and graceful in design and appeal. 

  1. 2 Piece Set Tungsten Silicone Rubber Gay LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring

The union of two modern materials in a two-piece set of contemporary black wedding bands. Heavy-duty tungsten carbide in silver and black tone, polished to an even and glossy surface, paired with a black a silver silicone-based wedding ring that is flexible as well as comfortable to wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Princess-Cut Zirconia Gay Lesbian Wedding Band

Simply elegant, a wedding band that exudes luxury and permanence. Impeccably constructed from high-grade titanium carbide base. Exhibiting a brushed top polish, emphasized by a lustrous and satin-smooth side and inner shank finish. Nine brilliantly cut zirconia stones to add class and luxury to this magnificent jewelry. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Double Row Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Black Wedding Band

Come and see this grandiose black wedding ring for individuals with modern taste. Sleek and stylish black plated titanium base with a groove and lined with sparkling black round cubic zirconia crystals on both sides. Featuring a brushed top polished with a satin-smooth inner shank surface. Buy from HERE

  1. Matte Tungsten Carbide Blue LGBTQ Black Wedding Band

This modern and gender-friendly black wedding band would surely fit you and your lifestyle. Made from a sturdy tungsten carbide base accentuated with a metallic blue-coated inlay. Refined with a matte brushed polish for a simple and fashionable flair. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Clear Double Row Cubic Zirconia Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

A classically styled and fashioned wedding ring from a durable titanium carbide base. Lined with two rows of bright round microcrystalline cubic zirconia stones on each side. Top brushed polish with fashionable indents, finished with a mirror-like inner shank polish for comfortable wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Slim CZ Titanium Eternity LGBTQ Wedding Band

Featuring a traditionally fashioned thin wedding band with a series of bright round-cut cubic zirconia stones for central accent. Highly lustrous and elegant in style and appeal, molded from a dense titanium carbide material with a slim feature to elongate your delicate finger. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Princess Cut Blue Sapphire CZ LGBTQ Wedding Ring

Introducing a classic piece of a wedding band, modernly designed with a series of sapphire blue cubic zirconia stone interior accents. Exquisitely fashioned from a high-quality titanium carbide base with a modern-day dual polish of brushed matte and smooth and lustrous finish. Buy from HERE

  1. Modern Tungsten Carbide Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Wedding Band

We give you this long-lasting and durable tungsten carbide wedding ring suitable for all genders. Exhibiting a double polished look for a chic and modern flair, alternating glossy and smooth surface, and a brushed finish to emphasize the sleek and brilliant round zirconia stones middle setting as well as the well-polished beveled edge. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Clear Cubic Zircon Stones LGBTQ Black Wedding Band

Here is a modern-day wedding band fashioned from an up-to-the-minute Tungsten carbide base material. Black plated tungsten carbide accentuated with brilliant, clear cubic zirconia stone middle inlay. The romance between these two contrasting colors creates an ultra-classy and refined look. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Vintage Blue Carbon Fiber Black Wedding Ring

Check out this trendy black wedding for modern-day couples. Featuring a black plated tungsten carbide wedding band with a beveled edge for comfort and aesthetics. Black checked pattern shadowed with sapphire blue carbon fiber middle inlay for a distinct and one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Buy from HERE

  1. Classic High Polished Tungsten Carbide Dome LGBTQ Wedding Band

See your beautiful reflection on this highly polished wedding band, crafted from durable jewelry grade tungsten carbide material. Lustrously polished with a mirror-like finish, dome top for a design to reflect lights to maximize its glossy finish. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Baseball Red Stitching Sports LGBTQ Wedding Band

Introducing a baseball-inspired wedding band styled with distinct red line stitches and black spots. Ingeniously fashioned from a durable titanium base, polished to an even and shiny surface. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Bladed Brushed Gay Lesbian Black Wedding Band

Check this roughly designed black wedding band for a sturdy and unconventional look, a wedding band that features a matte, bladed middle designed inlay with a shiny and smoothly polished beveled edge and body. Hypoallergenic and comfortable to wear for daily wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Channel Sandblast Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Say your I do with this classic and cultured wedding band for modern-day individuals. Sparkling sandblasted middle inlay on a smooth and well-polished stainless steel alloy base. Paved side accents for a seamless and fluid look. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Silver Brushed Matte Black Wedding Band

Proudly wear your modern-day love on your delicate finger with this trendy black wedding band. Flawlessly fashioned from jewelry-grade tungsten base, black plated central full band, hand buffed to a brushed surface. Glossy and smoothly polished side edge and body for comfy wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Meteorite Gold Tungsten Ring Wood Inlay LGBTQ Wedding Band

Displaying a cosmically inspired wedding ring immaculately constructed from a gold-plated tungsten carbide base. Stunning inlays of a meteorite illusion caught on one side, paired with a warm brown polished wood on the other. Buy from HERE

  1. Meteorite Tungsten Carbide Imitated Koa Wood Inlay Wedding Ring

Exhibiting a celestial-inspired wedding ring faultlessly created from silver-plated tungsten carbide base. Stunning carbon fiber inlays of a meteorite illusion one side, paired with a dark brown Koa wood on the other. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Ring Brushed LGBTQ Wedding Band

Classic in style and color, made from a modern-day titanium base for a long-lasting shines. Corrosion-resistant Tungsten, hand-polished to a brushed top finish, paired with a bright beveled side and a silky smooth inner shank for an easy and comfortable daily wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Vintage Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Black Wedding Band

Come and see this superbly designed black plated tungsten wedding band for men and women. Centrally paved with bright microcrystalline zirconia stones that sparkle against its black base. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Abalone LGBTQ Rainbow Black Wedding Ring

See the playful dance of this rainbow inspired black wedding band. Featuring a colorful inlay of beautiful flashes of rainbow hues from an abalone shell. Back plated tungsten carbide base finished with an even and glossy finish. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Ring Blue Silver Domed LGBTQ Wedding Band

Featuring a dome top silver plated tungsten carbide wedding ring matched with a vibrantly colored blue base. Scratch and corrosion-resistant base material that would surely last for a long time. Buy from HERE

  1. Plaid Carbon Fiber Titanium Gay Lesbian Black Wedding Band

Presenting a combination of classic and modern design in one fabulous black wedding ring. Fantastically made from a premium titanium base, hand-polished to a mirror-like finish. Modernized with a central band of black plaid carbon fiber inlay. Buy from HERE

  1. Dented Tungsten Carbide Two Tone Brushed LGBTQ Black Wedding Band

Beautifully styled black-plated tungsten carbide wedding band for non-traditional couples. Elegantly polished with a matte brushed center with a diamond indentation for a sleek look. Glossy and smooth inner body and beveled edge to complement the roughly brushed middle design. Buy from HERE

  1. Classic Titanium 14K Gold-Plated Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Classic yellow gold plated titanium wedding band with an 8mm width. Smooth and evenly coated dome top and body that glows when touched by light.  Hypoallergenic and durable base material that is guaranteed to last you a lifetime. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Pink Camouflage Oak Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Uniquely designed with a carbon fiber pink camouflage central inlay on a lustrously polished tungsten carbide base. Featuring a step-in side design for a comfortable fit. Buy from HERE

  1. Traditional Titanium Engraved Floral Design LGBTQ Wedding Band

We bring you a unique wedding band that features highly detailed floral engravings. Durable and hypoallergenic titanium base with a brushed outer polish paired with a smooth beveled edge and inner shank for an effortless slip-on and off your finger. Buy from HERE

  1. Silver Tungsten Hammered Honeycomb LGBTQ Wedding Ring

Sweet and sophisticated, and artistic wedding band with a honeycomb fundamental band design. Lustrous step edged and inner shank to accentuate the matte and textured central design. Corrosion-resistant and guaranteed not to fade. Buy from HERE

  1. Blue Two-Tone Hammered Tungsten Carbide LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring

Here is a stylish colored wedding band made from anodized tungsten carbide with a smooth and shiny surface. Metallic plated blue bands that feature hammered look set alternately in between slim, black dividers. Buy from HERE

  1. Brown Brushed Tungsten Carbide Thin Rose Gold Groove LGBTQ Wedding Ring

Featuring a warm and comfortable brown tone that matches the harmonious relationship of a loving couple. Rose gold plated tungsten carbide base that features dark brown-plated sidebands with a matte, brushed polish. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Ring Wedding Band Brushed Matte Finished Engagement Ring Comfort Fit

Check this trendy and elegant modern wedding band designed to emphasize your alluring finger flawlessly fashioned from premium-grade titanium base, brush polished central full band, complemented with a sleek and smoothly polished beveled edge and body for comfortable wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Current Titanium Eternity Cubic Zirconia Wedding Ring

Presenting a classic piece of a wedding band, modernly designed with a series of brilliant round cut, bright cubic zirconia stone accents. Exquisitely fashioned from a high-quality titanium carbide base with a modern-day slim frame with a smooth and shiny finish. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Mother of Pearl Inlay Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Have a taste of understated luxury with this elegant modern wedding band. Durable titanium base, polished to a mirror-like finish to emphasize the perfect pearl-like central band design that makes you dream of the open sea. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Hawaiian Koa Wood Cubic Zirconia Inlaid LGBTQ Wedding Ring

Featuring a nature-inspired wedding band for chill and outdoorsy couples. Warm brown simulated Koa wood central, bordered with two lines paved with a series of bright, clear-cut cubic zirconia stones set on a lustrously polished, titanium base. Buy from HERE

  1. Iced Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia CZ LGBTQ Wedding Ring

Strut your bling’s with this lavishly iced with brilliant round cut cubic zirconia stones deeply set on a rhodium-plated sterling silver base. Luxurious and grandiosely designed with a full 9mm width for a maximum impact. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium with Black Pave Set Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring

Introducing a classic piece of a wedding band, modernly designed with a series of round cut, black cubic zirconia stone accents. Exquisitely fashioned from a high-quality titanium carbide base with a modern-day slim body with a smooth and lustrous finish. Buy from HERE

  1. Blue Green Abalone Silver Tungsten Carbide Gay Lesbian Rainbow Wedding Ring

Silver-plated tungsten carbide base, buffed to a lustrous and smooth surface.  Decorated and styled with three colorful bands of abalone shell designed with variants of green and blue hues. Slime and trendy wedding bands for fun-loving couples. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Ring Pipe Flat Matte Finish LGBTQ Black Wedding Ring

Be proud and wear your modern-day love on your tantalizing finger with this stylish slim black wedding band. Flawlessly fashioned from jewelry-grade titanium base, black plated central full band, hand buffed to a brushed surface. Glossy and smoothly polished side edge and body for comfortable wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Silver Stainless Steel Engrave Love Quotes LGBTQ Wedding Ring Set

Here is a set of engraved love messages wedding rings molded from high-grade stainless alloy. Silver-plated wedding band buffed to a shiny and even surface available in various sizes for a comfortable fit. Buy from HERE

  1. Blue White Stainless Steel Couples Vintage Style LGBTQ Wedding Ring

Colorful like your personality, bring out your character with this new and hip wedding band for modern couples. Durable tungsten carbide base plated an even and glossy a vibrant blue color, designed with a white, slatted central design for a clean and fresh appeal. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Ring 18k Gold LGBTQ Black Wedding Band

Designed for eccentrics and unconventional individuals, this modern black wedding ring would surely fit your taste buds. Anodized tungsten base buffed to a brushed matte finish, emphasized by gold–plated beveled edges for a slim and sleek look. Buy from HERE

  1. Tungsten Carbide Gay Lesbian Silver Black Wedding Band

Silvery brushed the dome-shaped top with an anodized black inner shank, a black wedding ring for modern men and women of today. Uniquely designed from a high-grade tungsten base that is highly durable and skin-friendly. Buy from HERE

  1. Rose White Gold Stainless Steel Cross CZ Inlay LGBTQ Wedding Band Set

Featuring a 2 piece set religious-inspired wedding band. Highlighted with a cross-shaped engraving, plated in white gold and rose gold metal color. Molded from a robust stainless steel alloy decorated with a colored zirconia crystal on the inner shank. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Clear Round Cubic Zirconia Black Wedding Ring

Come and see this grandiose black wedding ring for individuals with modern taste. Sleek and stylish black plated titanium base with a double band of matte brushed exterior accentuated with a middle paved clear round cubic zirconia crystals. Buy from HERE

  1. 2 Piece Set Tungsten Silver Silicone Rubber LGBTQ Wedding Ring

The unification of two modern materials in a two-piece set of contemporary metal gray wedding bands. Heavy-duty tungsten carbide in silver polished to an even and glossy surface, paired with a light gray silver-tone silicone-based wedding ring that is flexible as well as comfortable to wear. Buy from HERE

  1. Silver Tungsten Carbide Cubic Zirconia Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

We give you this long-lasting and durable tungsten carbide wedding ring suitable for all genders. Exhibiting a double polished look for a stylish and contemporary flair, alternating glossy and smooth surface, and a brushed finish to emphasize the sparkling and bright round zirconia stones middle setting as well as the well-polished beveled edge. Buy from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Black Rose Gold Cubic Zirconia Lesbian Gay Wedding Ring

Check this two-toned wedding band in two different widths of 4mm and 6mm for you to choose from, a pair of wedding bands in black and silver, and rose gold and silver. Both are decorated with a round-cut, bright zirconia crystal. 

  1. Titanium Stainless Steel Ring Gold Edges LGBTQ Wedding Ring

We bring you this classically fashioned wedding band made from a modern base material. Featuring a brushed, polished flat top central band, designed with a gold plated rims to emphasize the contrast of smooth and textured surface.  hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant. Buy from HERE

  1. Gray Tungsten Carbide 18K Gold Plated Dome Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Presenting an elegant gold-plated tungsten carbide wedding ring. Matte metal gray bands with a thing gold-plated central grooved inlay, a ring design to match your refined and high-class lifestyle and taste. Buy from HERE

  1. Classic Tungsten Grooved Polished Lesbian Gay Black Wedding Band

Express your love for one another with this black wedding ring made from anodized tungsten carbide. Highly polished to a mirror-like smooth surface with a middle groove design for added aesthetics. Buy from HERE

  1. Silvery Cubic Zirconia Inlay Titanium Set LGBTQ Eternity Ring

Fabulous and sophisticated, a wedding band that shouts elegance. Lustrously polished titanium base accentuated with a sliver of bright microcrystalline zirconia crystals paved in a diagonal direction. Beveled edge for a comfortable fit. Buy from HERE

  1. 10k Yellow Gold Traditional Plain Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Here is the ultimate example of a classic wedding band. Magnificently crafted from a 10K gold, hand-polished to a mirror-like and even surface. Suitable for people with an old soul and a traditional taste. Buy from HERE

  1. Dome Titanium Braided Silver Inlay Gay Lesbian Wedding Band

Two lives intertwined as the braided metal design exhibited in this fabulous wedding band fashioned from a titanium base. Parallel thick bands polished to a satin-smooth and glossy surface designed with a dome-shape top for a seamless look. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Cubic Zirconia Pave Set Brushed Gay Lesbian Wedding Ring

Highlighting a beautifully textured modern wedding band with a luxurious appeal.  Brushed polished metallic broad surface, emphasized with lateral parings of brilliant, round microcrystalline cubic zirconia stones. A highly sophisticated and luxurious piece of wedding band. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Ring Cross and Floral Modern LGBTQ Wedding Band

We bring you a unique wedding band that features a cross-shaped cut-out design paired with floral engravings. Durable and hypoallergenic titanium base with a brushed outer polish. Smooth beveled edge for an effortless slip-on and off your finger. Buy from HERE

  1. 2 Pcs Set Stainless Steel Spinner Rainbow Engagement Rings

Have the freedom to choose love and be love without judgment, a rainbow inspired engagement ring suitable for both men and women. Glossy stainless steel base built with a spinning anodized central band of royal blue and hints of rainbow colors. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Princess Cut CZ Unisex LGBTQ Wedding Band

Titanium, a highly sought after dense metal for its durability and hypoallergenic property, see the distinct grayish brush metal surface highlighting the brilliance of the channel setting of princess-cut bright cubic zircon crystals. A wedding band made particularly for men with avant-garde taste. Buy from HERE

  1. Titanium Simulated Sapphire Blue Cubic Zirconia LGBTQ Engagement Band

Imbibe the harmonious blue color of the rainbow ring, a ring that highlights the simulated sapphire blue cubic zirconia stones paved beautifully at the center of the ring. Heavy-duty titanium base material polished to a glossy and smooth surface. Buy from HERE

  1. Stainless Steel Silver Wavy Edge Black LGBTQ Engagement Ring

Here is a black wedding ring just for you, a simple and unconventional wedding band that represents romantic love, made from a topnotch quality stainless steel alloy with a black plated central band buffed to a brushed surface with a hammered rim design for a modern flair. Buy from HERE

LGBTQ History

LGBTQ had been through a lot to gain the freedom that they have now. We celebrate pride month in June to commemorate the Stonewall revolt that happened on June 28th of 1969. Six days of protest that lead to spur the gay rights society all around the world into action. Before the 1960s, same-sex relationships were not generally accepted that they had to hide in gay bars and to seek refuge and openly express themselves like crossdressing. Police officers would do raids and roughen up patrons of the bar, checking each individual if they are in violation of the appropriate clothing act. In the year 2016, former President Obama recognized the Stonewall in and the street neighboring streets as a national monument that paved rise to the promulgation of gay rights.

Considered

LGBT Colors / Flag

Harvey Milk, a former gay elected official, convinced an openly gay artist Gilbert Baker to design the first-ever rainbow flag. A flag is considered as a powerful symbol of pride. Its’ purpose is to convince gay people to get out of the closet and live in the truth, not be afraid of being judged by other people and say this is who I am.  He got the idea from seeing a rainbow in the sky. 

Rainbow flag

Initially, the eight colors of the rainbow flag were specifically: hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet. These colors represent the different aspects of life, namely: sex, life, healing, sunlight, nature art, harmony, and spirit. Baker tried to create the rainbow flag in time for the gay freedom parade held in San Francisco in 1978, but due to some issues in production, only six colors were used, and these are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. 

It was only in the year 1994 was the year where the rainbow flag was recognized as a symbol of the LGBTQ pride. The rainbow flag is now internationally accepted as a symbol that represents the trying times and the promising future of the LGBTQ pride.

Other LGBTQ Set of Colors and Meaning

From eight original LGBTQ rainbow colors to the final 6-rainbow color, but the colors do not stop there. The LGBTQ community comprises of different sexuality, and they are represented by their own set of colors. Here are some of them.

Colors of Asexuality

Black, gray, white, and purple stripes represent the community known as asexual. Like the rainbow flag, each color also means something black for asexuality, white for allies, gray for demisexuals, and purple for the community.

Colors of the Bear Culture

Dark brown, orange, golden yellow, tan, white, gray, and black. This specific community has some prerequisites before one can indeed be categorized as a bear. The person must have a bear-like physique such as being hairy and bulky; the requirement is still an ongoing debate and is set by the group. The color and the design of the bear flag was said to be inclusive for gays, bisexual, transgender and others.

Colors of Bisexuality

Magenta, lavender and blue, these are the three colors of the bisexuals. Pink denotes sexual attraction towards the same gender, lavender for sexual attraction for both genders, and lastly, blue for sexual attraction to the opposite sex.

Colors of Intersex

Yellow with a purple circle. The circle denotes wholeness. Intersex individuals do not have the biological features of a male or female gender. It is an inborn trait.  For this reason, the round shape is a symbol of an individuals’ potential that he has the right to be who he wants to be and live how he wants to be.

Colors of Lesbians

Dark orange, orange, light orange, white, pink, dusty pink, and dark rose pink, seven colors that denote non-conformity, independence, community, unique relationship, peace, love and sex, and lastly, feminism.

Colors of Pansexuality

Pansexuals can be non-binary or those who are considered gender fluid. The yellow color represents them while the pink for women and blue for men.

Colors of the Transgender

Baby blue, baby pink, and white. The blue color denotes a baby boy while the pink represents a baby girl. The white signifies non-binary wherein they do not have a specific gender, the color means that the non-binary is free to choose the gender they want.

Types of LGBTQ Rings

Black Ring

A ring that denotes asexuality. Wearing a black ring on the middle finger, particularly on the right-hand side, is a symbol of marriage in that started in the year of 2005.

Freedom Rings /Rainbow Rings

Created and designed by a David Spada. He said in the interview published last June 1992 that he designed the colorful rings to represent the happiness and the diverse community of the LGBTQ community. He also said that the ring is also a universal pro-tolerance declaration for the community when worn by straight people.  These rings are a set of 6 lightweight coated aluminum rings with the rainbow color of the LGBTQ community that can be fiddled and stacked to one finger that resembles a stackable doughnut toy that babies play with.

Civil Rights

A typical law about marriage is that it is a legally authorized unification of a man and a woman for life until the divorce or death. 

Same-sex marriage activist says that gay marriage is a civil right. Not permitting same-sex marriage is a form of discrimination and repression from the government. While a man and a woman can easily apply and granted a marriage license, no license would be handed out to couples with the same sex. This is a form of sex discrimination. Another type of discrimination against the LGBTQ community is the prohibition of same-sex marriage.   

The legalization of same-sex marriage constitutes tot the union of two individuals regardless of sex or gender. The marriage comes with the same rights and responsibilities as that of the traditional marriage between a man and a woman.

History of Gay Marriage / Same-Sex Marriage

There were instances in history that same-sex marriage was seen, although not accepted as legally binding under the eyes of the Law, it cannot be denied that these union happened even in the olden times.

  • In the 19th century, there was a political and spiritual leader named We’wha who was married to a man.
  • A woman named Ifeyinwa, who lived under the Igbo tribe, was also married to nine wives. She was a wealthy and influential member of the tribe that she overpowered the men concerning social status. 
  • There were also a couple of male lovers that serves as Roman soldiers in the fourth century, who were persecuted by the Christian faith due to their relationship. Bacchus was tortured to death while Sergius died a martyr that kept his Christian faith in the belief that he would be reunited with Bacchus in heaven.
  • Roman emperors, Nero, for example, married a young boy, complete with the ceremony and the traditional dowry. In this era, marriage was a contract and not for procreation purposes.
  • Same-sex marriage in some African tribes of Mossi, Azande, and Nubian people were said to have same-gender relationships due to the lack of females.

In the year 1984, domestic partnership was granted some benefits like insurance and leaves. This was opposed when the US Congress passed the DOMA, which denied the previously granted benefits for same-sex partnership.

On the midnight of April 2nd of 2001, a month after the Law of same-sex marriage was passed in the Netherlands, three male couples and a pair of female couple exchanged wedding vows in front of the Mayor of Amsterdam who officiated the ceremony. 

Advantages

  • Marital Rights

One of the reasons why same-sex marriage was sought after is because of the lack of marital rights. Two individuals can live happily without the approval of the government but the lack of freedom concerning decision makings like in dangerous health procedures or the division of properties or access to each other’s ownership or estate during one’s passing and other rights that is essential in a couple’s relationship. 

  • Legally Accepted Union

The feeling of freedom and confidence after being lawfully accepted as a couple.  Same-sex couples usually suffer prejudice and stigma when seen living together, especially when they have a child.  For the children, seeing and understanding the acceptance of the Law no matter what other people’s opinion is regarding unconventional family situations. 

  • Monogamy / Low Separation Rate

Studies show that being married legally decreases the number of separation between a couple. We can see this in new relationships where it is easier to move on and separate over some petty problems that arise unlike when a couple is legally bounded. Lawfully being married comes with responsibilities and not just benefit. You have taken an oath and the couple must now follow the laws with regard to marriage or suffer the consequence.

  • Human Rights

Gay marriage is an example of a continuous evolution of human and civil rights.  Freedom to all men, regardless of gender and sexuality. Freedom from discrimination and equality to all.

Disadvantages

  • The domino effect

Altering an aspect in the constitution results in revisions of other laws that pertain to marriage and family like raising kids and adoption. One of the reasons why the legalization of gay marriage took more than 20 years to achieve roots from the fear of other forms of non-traditional weddings like incest, polygamy, and the ultimate of a human marrying an animal or bestiality.

  • Effect on Children

Bullying is still a part of a child’s everyday problems, whether we like it or not. It is still happening to some poor children. Small things like a short height, large eyes, and sexuality. Having same-gender parents, even when it is widely accepted, maybe a cause of bullying to children, and this may lead to mental and emotional trauma.

  • Religion

Religion and the belief of the Supreme Being have been a vital part of humanity.  The belief in the afterlife and the notions of doing good would be gifted a life on paradise while doing things that are against the religious teachings would result in eternal life in hell. To most religions, same-sex marriage is a sin. This is why some LGBTQ member considers themselves an atheist. Even though the scripture teaches that God loves everyone, but there is a part where his children must obey his words, which complicates the harmony between religion and homosexuality.

  • Opposing Views

In everything, there would always be opposing views; an example would be which pet is better a dog or a cat? Much more when the subject is homosexuality and marriage. Fear of unwanted advances towards children was one of the factors debates when it comes to child safety and gay marriage.

Religions and Acceptance

Some religious belief is still not as comfortable with the concept of same-sex marriage. One of these is the recent news about United Methodists are splitting into two groups.  The traditionalist and the progressive group. 

The Catholic teachings were also one of the religions that did not condone same-sex marriage in the past. The learning of sexual acts is for procreation and symbolism being a man, and a woman does not meet the criteria when same-gender couples come together. They do not discriminate against homosexuality and teach their members to respect, be compassionate, and have the utmost sensitivity towards their members that belong to the LGBTQ community, but the marriage between the same genders is still not widely accepted to this day.  Blessing is given for some countries that have legalized gay marriage, but marriage ceremonies in the Catholic Church are still a taboo topic as of the moment.

Human rights and equality have long been fought due to discrimination.  Closeminded individuals needed to understand and see the world has changed from their traditional beliefs. Gone were the times of slavery, the regular females who were not allowed an education, and the discrimination of gays, lesbians, transgender, bisexual, and queers. We must accept that we are all created equal, we must have the same human rights, and it does not depend on our gender or sexuality. Even animals have their reasons, so why can’t humans have the freedom to be what they are and do what they want as long as it does not harm anyone else.

Same-sex marriage is no different from a typical wedding. It is still between two people who love each other, enough to want to spend a lifetime together.  Rainbow wedding rings are not just a symbol of a union between a couple that belongs to the LGBTQ community, but it is a symbol of hope, trials, and a promise of a life full of color and adventure, and acceptance.

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