Date: March 3, 2014
Several years ago Newgon opened up a bulletin board, and one of the earliest efforts was forging a new symbol, or flag as it were, to represent more of an alliance amongst all of the Child Love and Teen Love minorities.
This was a unique and valid effort, as nothing quite like Newgon had existed previously…and the vision of bringing the groups together, meant that a symbol to represent this union was needed.
Unfortunately, this eventually ran out of steam…There was no consensus, on what to choose…As the effort languished on for a couple of years, it started to feel kind of embarrassing [to my mind, anyway], that the issue was still left open.
At this point, I look upon it as an abandoned project…
One of the submissions which never got included in the linked archive, was an idea I put together a rough draft of…The original is below.
The smaller circles, pink and blue, represent children…both girls and boys…The larger, light blue circle represents teens and young adults…The largest, purple circle represents adults…They are all interlinked, to represent a bond amongst these different groups, and how their lives and support are linked with one another.
Another board member named Pyro took my idea, and made his own version…reducing the circles to equal size, to represent a balanced equality amongst children, teens and adults. This one clearly looks better…and I thought it was a nice representation, of my concept.
I also produced a second version, having the smaller girl and boy circles inside of a larger purple circle…to represent nurturing and protection of children and young people. It’s a rough draft like the original, however.
I’ve thought about incorporating Pyro’s version into the EQF, finally giving the EQF a proper symbol…crest…whatever you want to call it…an iconic trademark…
Maybe I will.
…But since Chuck brought up this issue on BoyChat, I thought it might be a good time to share these few things, as I dig them out of my archive after a handful of years.
What you see in this post, are a few of the lost submissions to the Newgon flag project of 2009.