πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ- rainbow flag emoji

or rainbow flag emoji

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What doesΒ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆΒ mean?

Out and proud! TheΒ rainbow flag emoji represents, supports, and identifies with the LGBTQ community, especially during Pride Month every June.

Related words:

  • 🌈 rainbow emoji
  • πŸ‘¬ two men holding hands emoji
  • πŸ‘­ two women holding hands emoji
  • πŸ¦„ unicorn face emoji
  • pride flag emoji
Examples of πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ- rainbow flag emoji

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Examples of πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ- rainbow flag emoji
the world has bigger problems than girls that kiss girls and boys that kiss boys πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ. happy pride month... β€πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
@gomezshavana, June, 2017
Last year, I attended my first-ever Pride parade with my sorority friends. It felt awesome to have people who love and support me by my side for such a monumental day. For my Instagram caption, I chose to go with a simple and timely "babashook. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ" (Remember The Babadook?) This year, only time will tell if there's an unofficial new gay mascot meme, but here's my stab at some Pride-friendly captions to go with your perfect pic.
Elana Rubin,Β Elite Daily, June, 2018
oh /Β πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ oh fuck πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆΒ /Β πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆΒ /Β πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆΒ /Β πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ fuck sorry guys /πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆΒ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆΒ /Β πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆsorry im dropping /gay all over the πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ place πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ
@geesdimple, June, 2018

Where does πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ- rainbow flag emoji come from?

Did you know that the rainbow flag has only existed as a symbol of the LGBTQ community sinceΒ 1978? That’s when San Francisco politician and iconic gay rights activist Harvey Milk commissionedΒ Gilbert Baker, a drag queen and US military veteran, to create a new flag to represent the LGBTQ community.

The previous flag featured a pink triangle that Nazis used as badges to mark gay peopleβ€”powerful but dark. Baker designed the rainbow initially with eight colors, later narrowed down to six for practicality. The History ChannelΒ provides a helpful explanation for the symbolism:

“The different colors within the flag were meant to represent togetherness, since LGBT people come in all races, ages and genders, and rainbows are both natural and beautiful. The original flag featured eight colors, each having a different meaning. At the top was hot pink, which represented sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow signifying sunlight, green for nature, turquoise to represent art, indigo for harmony, and finally violet at the bottom for spirit.”

The rainbow flag took emoji form as part of Emoji 4.0 in 2016, sequenced together from the white flag 🏳 and rainbow 🌈 emoji, which is how the emoji will display on older platforms. Also called the pride flag emoji, the rainbow flag emoji shows a waving rainbow flag on most platforms, though Microsoft and EmojiOne show it on a pole.

Unicode updates in 2016 also introduced various same-sex couple emoji, such asΒ two women holding handsπŸ‘­,Β further expanding the emoji palette for the LGBTQ community.

Who uses πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ- rainbow flag emoji ?

TheΒ rainbow flag emoji is a favorite among the online LGBTQ community. Users often add it to their usernames on social-media platforms to identify themselves as a LGBTQ.

Usage of theΒ rainbow flag emoji picks up every June, honored as Gay Pride Month. From everyday users celebrating their sexuality to brands showing their support for the LGBTQ community, social media gets more colorful for a month out of the year.

It’s also common to see theΒ rainbow flag emoji accompanying news about LGBTQ rights and activism for the LGBTQ community in general.

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