The flag was designed on June 13, 2016, the term ‘Dionysian‘, was coined by Tumblr user Androgyne-Enjolras (Now Marlowelune). However, the term originally came from Dionysus, who was historically known for gender nonconformity/variance and was believed by some people to be rude to use to name of a Hellenistic god. The word itself, however, is derived from the Greek prefix dia-, which means ‘passing through‘ or ‘going apart‘ and the Latin word ‘amor‘, meaning ‘love.’
The term can be an orientation in itself, or it can be used as an umbrella term to describe a variety of nonbinary attractions. For example, it is a prefix for other orientations such as dia-bi, dia-lesbian and dia-gay. It is meant to be a counter to sapphic and achillean.
Like I said, the term can be used as an orientation itself that describes non-binary attraction. It does not conform to a binary gender dichotomy. The following examples can be used to describe the types of attraction:
- Toric/Quadrisian: Non-binary attraction to men (exclusively or not)
- Trixic/Orbisian: Non-binary attraction to women (exclusively or not) – however, Feminamoric which is an exclusive attraction to women.
- Venusian: Non-binary attraction to women and feminine-aligned people.
- Terraric: Exclusive attraction to non-binary people. An alternative to this is Ceterosexual, which is an exclusive attraction to non-binary people.
However, it can also be used to describe a relationship where one of the people in the relationship identifies as non-binary. This means that the relationship itself is neither straight or gay because one of the people is nonbinary – this also means that a binary person cannot use the term diamoric to describe their orientation, but they can however to describe the type of relationship they’re in.
The flag itself has two (2) mint green stripes on the top and the bottom, which represents nonbinary individuals. The white middle stripe that matches the sapphic and achillean flags. It also has a purple myrtle in the center of the flag.