In the photograph above, my T-shirt is printed with the proposed transgender pride flag emoji symbol, which was accepted as draft candidate emoji for 2020 in May, 2019.
If accepted into the standard, users of nearly every computing device in the world will be able to share the transgender pride flag symbol in communications, alongside the rainbow pride flag symbol, which has been in the standard for some time.
With thanks to the global team of amazing people and tech wizards that helped get us here, and ultimately to a world learning to <3 better.
Public Service Announcement: There’s a correction to the code sequence
We appreciate the team at @Unicode working to make the code sequence work, rather than rejecting the proposal and making us start all over.
L2/19-193 Date: 2019-05-01 Title: Additions to emoji data files for Emoji 13.0 Source: ESC / Mark Davis Make the following additions to data files for Emoji 13.0: emoji-data.txt 26A7 ; Emoji emoji-sequences.txt 26A7 FE0F ; Basic_Emoji emoji-variation-sequences.txt 26A7 FE0E ; text style 26A7 FE0F ; emoji style emoji-zwj-sequences.txt U+1F3F3 U+FE0F U+200D U+26A7 U+FE0F
See https://t.co/NbgeAcSL50, where we have the corrected sequence. (We often correct typos in the process of incorporation).
The most documented Emoji proposal in human history
I’ve been keeping a running list of events related to this proposal on this blog, as well as via Twitter moments.
It has been said to me that we’re witnessing the evolution of human language. I agree, and it’s our responsibility to respect and represent all humans. It’s what I came to medicine to do.
Enjoy the news. See you at @DCTransPride365 on May 18, 2019.
Accepted as Draft Candidate emoji for 2020!
55 emoji characters :
139 emoji ZWJ sequences: inc. gender-neutral sequences and trans flag
Super excited that the trans pride flag emoji proposal has been accepted as a draft for 2020. #TransIsBeautiful