Transgender Pride Flag Emoji (It Doesn’t Exist Yet – History, Update, Accepted as Draft Candidate Emoji for 2020!)

Proposed Transgender Pride Flag Emoji

This is a summary of activity to date on proposing a transgender pride flag emoji symbol.

Media Contacts

Feel free to contact me to be connected.

Updated May 3, 2019

See: The Transgender Pride Flag is accepted as Draft Candidate Emoji for 2020! – Ted Eytan, MD

Note: There is a correction to the sequence, duplicating from the blog post above

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

http://unicode.org/L2/L2019/19193-emoji-update.txt

History

Ongoing media, social media conversations, etc

With the release of Unicode 12, the omission of this emoji is again apparent, globally, across the social media space

I have consolidated as many of the tweets as I can capture into these twitter moments (I have to use more than one because there’s a limit of 98 tweets per moment)

https://twitter.com/mark_e_davis/status/1123730824770347008

Why this matters

A selection of articles, tweets, and other events in society today underscore the power of inclusion and disempowerment of exclusion. In the 1980’s it was said “Silence = Death” ; in this century we say “Visibility = Life”

The transgender pride flag signifies visibility in a world that’s learning to love better. A sticker may seem like a small innovation but it means a lot to a community that’s been marginalized.

This year at Capital Trans Pride, we lamented that the only emojis we could send to each other are the rainbow pride flag.

“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.”
Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), Co-Chair, Capital Trans Pride, Washington, DC (Trans Pride Sticker Set Site)

2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03304
2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03304 (View on Flickr.com)

Photo Friday: Silence = Death, Visibility = Life, Washington, DC USA

All of the images and content above are @CreativeCommons licensed for use.

See links below or click through here for a list. Comments and questions welcomed below.

A list of the posts on this blog about this topic can be found here.

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1087121559444172803

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