UPDATE: Continued intelligence analysis on the "MAP flag" issues
Recently, a news source was found which claims that the 'Minor Attracted Persons' flag and their related materials were "Hoaxes to connect LGBTQ with pedophilia". In one of the earlier intelligence sources, there were claims of pedophiles or pro-pedophilia groups "trying to de-stigmatise themselves by calling themselves MAPs", or "claiming to be part of the LGBTQ community". Now a new source surfaced stating that there were a number of fear mongering campaigns, despite having lack of scientific evidence, have over the years been repetitively attempting to link the LGBTQ community to pedophilia through online trolling campaigns. The sources also included a Snopes article stating the exact origins of the troll campaigns and the alleged MAP pride flag, in which claims that an organisation called Prevention Project, explicitly denying that pedophiles were not trying to rebrand themselves as MAPs, and explained that the term was preferred as a broader reference that could accurately encompass hebephiles, pedophiles, and ephebephiles.
As a tentative conclusion, the MAP pride flag is a bogus, and the false rumor of "Pedophiles being LGBTQ" or vice versa, or the addition of "P" for 'pedosexual' to the original, rightfully legitimate initialisms of LGBT has in reality, LGBT-phobic origins. Therefore, there is absolutely no link between pedophilia and the LGBTQ community.
As a formal advice to our fellow LGBTQ comrades, if you still come across posts with the alleged MAPs pride flag, or any article containing the alleged initialism "P" for 'pedosexual', always verify with other online sources or consult a legitimate LGBTQ support organisation regarding the source. To avoid any further panic in the LGBTQ community, I would advice against spreading posts about the alleged MAP flag or materials that seem to link pedophilia with being LGBTQ.
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