Fantastic (and accurate) piece by Mary Emily O’Hara (@MaryEmilyOhara) for AdWeek.
What can (and does) often happen in situations like this is a recasting of the story/narrative by organizations who were not involved in the work but want to have the diversity and inclusion halo (also known as “moral self-license” – which I’ve posted on previously).
Our job as people working to be allies of leaders in the transgender person rights movement is to keep reminding the world that it’s their lives, their pride, that are the light helping all humans live. Thanks to O’Hara and Adweek for fulfilling that promise.
Thank you @MaryEmilyOHara for your first piece for @Adweek – covering the new transdenger pride flag emoji.
You listened to the voices of people with lived experience. Let all media outlets learn from your example.
— Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH (@tedeytan) February 4, 2020
The pink, blue and white-striped flag will be added to the Unicode Standard this fall after years of lobbying.
Source: The Long Road to a Trans Flag Emoji, and Why It Matters – Adweek