|plural rings (n.)|
|Coiner||Tracee of Oure Gaiya and/or Iris of Astraea|
This page is for the plural rings symbol. For the version associated with Emmengard's origin terms, see Emmengard's plural rings.
The plural rings are a widely recognized symbol for plurality. It consists of four interlocking rings forming a Venn diagram. The symbol is often used to represent plural pride or activism.
History[edit | edit source]
The interlocking rings as a symbol for multiplicity is as least from 2011, where Tracee of Oure Gaiya possibly made it for the Yahoo's Plural Activism group on October 11th, and state as such later on. However, they later credit Iris of Astraea's Web for designing it, and reference themselves as "spiffing it up a bit". Various versions of the rings have been proposed over the years.
LB Lee created a comprehensive history of the rings on their Dreamwidth.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
An old version of the symbol which circulated on Yahoo's Plural Activism group.
Another old version of the symbol which circulated.
A version of the rings made by Astraea for their website, from early 2012.
The "plural rose" based on the symbol, created by the-maudlin-mastermind on Tumblr.
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