The list of groups doing official unfurling/raising of the Trans Flag in the Ottawa-Gatineau area as part of their Trans Day of Remembrance has grown each year. signifying us finding correctness in our lives.”. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives.”. Though it was my desire, I never had the funds to get it produced."[26]. I published the design on my site as "the first trans pride flag", and some trans sites picked it up. The Transgender Pride Flag was created by American trans woman Monica Helms in 1999,[4][5] and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, United States in 2000.[6]. John will be elated—even more so when he get [sic] credit for the design). The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. "I designed this flag at the time because back then, there was nothing for us besides the standard rainbow flag, the bear pride flag, the leather pride flag. “The light blue is the traditional color for baby boys, pink is for girls, and the white in the middle is for those who are transitioning, those who feel they have a neutral gender or no gender, and those who are intersexed,” Helms noted. This trans pride flag consists of seven stripes alternating in light pink and light blue separated by thin white stripes and featuring, in the upper left hoist, a twinned Venus and Mars symbol ("⚥") in lavender. A unique design is used in Israel by their transgender and genderqueer community. In the United Kingdom, Brighton and Hove council flies this flag on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. In the same way that the wider LGBT communities worldwide have adopted specific flags, as well as the Rainbow flag, the transgender community, organizations, and individuals around the world are widely represented by the blue, pink, and white flag designed by Monica Helms, but there are several flags used and endorsed by the varying transgender individuals, organizations and communities. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. In the center is a white stripe, meant to represent the agender or gender neutral identity. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. An emoji version of the flag (️‍⚧️) was added to the standard Emoji listing in 2020. And might we say that we feel these designs, designed by your friendly neighborhood Captain, embodies all aspects of our identities. Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows: A design for an alternative transgender flag, created by Ottawa designer Michelle Lindsay, consists of two stripes: the top in magenta representing female and the bottom in blue representing male, overlapped by a transgender symbol in white. The original description for Andrew's trans pride flag read: "And finally, an AiB Exclusive—the Transgender Pride Flag (c)1999. Monica Helms, a trans woman, designed this flag in 1999, and it was first flown at a Pride Parade in Phoenix a year later. [21], In addition to Monica Helms’ original transgender pride flag design, a number of communities have created their variation on the flag, adding symbols or elements to reflect aspects of transgender identity, such as the canton of the Flag of the United States being added to create a flag representing transgender American identity.[1]. The trans pride flag was designed by Monica Helms, an openly transgender American woman, in August 1999. The colors of the trans flag have a specific meaning. 2. Why can't we have ours? [11][12], On 19 August 2014, Monica Helms donated the original transgender pride flag to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.