The Transgender Pride Flag Emoji is now in Unicode Emoji 13.0.
If Emoji is seen by many as the evolution of human language, it’s important that it represent humanity.
After Capital TransPride 2017, both the Chair, Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), and I were frustrated by our inability to share transgender pride using our mobile devices. A difference between us was that Bianca wanted to do something about that, so we did.
2 ½ years, multiple proposals, a global movement with many amazing collaborators, and a feature-length documentary later, the wish has been granted.
It’s one of the things a doctor does – help evolve our communication so that lives can be saved.
This is probably the most documented emoji proposal in human history, and for a worthy cause – humanity.
See everyone at @DCTransPride365 in May, 2020.
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SUCCESS. Things a doctor does – partner with fellow humans to evolve human language to save lives. #Transgender pride flag emoji adopted into the global character set today after 2+ years, a global movement, even a full length documentary. Because, humans: the reason we came to medicine. #TransIsBeautiful and I wish this experience on every nurse and doctor in their lifetimes. “My reason for wanting a trans flag emoji is so that a trans individual can feel a sense of belonging and visibility when using technology to communicate.” – @trans_inthe_city , 2017 "People shouldn’t want to kill themselves because they are different … part of feeling differently is not understanding that lots of other people actually feel the same way as you … any step towards fixing that saves lives" – @teaelleu , 2019 #transvisibility #AllHumansRespectedAndRepresented #thiscenturybestcentury #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #LGBTQ @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride 🕊🇺🇸🇦🇺🇮🇸🌎🏳️🌈❤️