๐ŸŒˆย - rainbow emoji

or rainbow emoji

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What does ๐ŸŒˆย mean?

The rainbow emoji depicts the meteorological phenomenon of the same name and can be used to talk about the weather or as an expression of happiness or gay pride.

Examples of ๐ŸŒˆย - rainbow emoji

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Examples of ๐ŸŒˆย - rainbow emoji
happy Monday,stay positive!!!! May the week be in your favour!!!! take time to treat yourself! โœจ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒค๐Ÿฆโ„๏ธโœจ๐Ÿฏ
@jherinedavid, February, 2017
lot of folks unfollowing because of the rainbow emoji in my name,, i only have two things to say... 1) i may be straight but i'm gay for equal rights 2) i am not going to fucking miss you
@imskytrash, June, 2018
You are not a bisexual/lesbian if you do not eat pussy, please pack it up and take the rainbow emoji off the bios and names.
@DeeRolon, September, 2018
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Where does ๐ŸŒˆย - rainbow emoji come from?

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The rainbow emoji was included in the first Apple operating system in 2008 and to Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

The rainbow emoji is utilized extensively across digital platforms, including all major social media. Its first usage on Twitter dates to May 2011, where it was initially used to comment on weather or in long chains of colorful emojis without clear significance. Over time, it also gained an association with gay rights and culture, particularly in combination with a white flag emoji which served as a representation of a โ€œprideโ€ flag. The rainbow has been a symbol of LGBTQ pride since 1978, when the iconic flag, designed by Gilbert Baker, debuted at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

A variant of the rainbow + white flag combination that also included a zero and a hidden variant selector was used as a โ€œprankโ€ in 2017 that caused iOS devices to crash.

In 2015, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, self-described โ€œqueer trans feminist nerdโ€ Noah Slater requested the Unicode Consortiumโ€”an organization that approves new emojisโ€”add a rainbow flag that โ€œunambiguously symbolizes queer pride.โ€ It was officially added in flag form in 2016.

Facebook added a rainbow emoji in 2013 specifically in response to a Supreme Court decision affirming the reversal of Californiaโ€™s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriages. When they offered a rainbow flag emoji in June of 2017 for Pride Month, some Christian Facebook groups threatened to ban anyone who used it. One such group, Warriors for Christ, was consequently bombarded with rainbow emojis. Facebook has discontinued the flag emoji when they removed all special event related emojis.

Who uses ๐ŸŒˆย - rainbow emoji ?

Unlike face-based emojis, the rainbow does not typically substitute for or convey an emotional state. Instead, itโ€™s typically used more as an additional comment or for emphasis. Youโ€™ll also see it and its variations quite frequently in Twitter bios.

Aside from decorative purposes, the rainbow emoji is associated with gay pride, from shorthand to indicate a personโ€™s sexuality to showing support for gay rights.

Its usage is widely positive and often playful, although its associations do make it a potential tool for negative usage, such as using it in a context that is negative toward LGBT people or culture.

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