Colours & Meanings
Traditional colour for baby boys
Traditional colour for baby girls
Transitioning, neutral or no gender
Trans woman Monica Helms, an activist and author, designed the Transgender flag in 1999, and it was first flown at a Pride Parade in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) later that year.
The flag is made up of five equal stripes – two blue – symbolising the traditional colour for baby boys, two pink – symbolising the traditional colour for baby girls. and white in the middle for those who are transitioning or feel they are ‘neutral’ or no gender.
Helms also noted that the design is as such that no matter which way you fly the flag, it will always be correct. Helms noted this was in order to “symbolise us trying to find correctness in our own lives.”.
Over the last decade, the Transgender flag has gained significant prominence in the public sphere, due in part to the increasing push for Transgender rights and the many debates that have been initiated on the topic.