Did you know that despite being one of the most requested, there still isn’t a trans flag emoji?
Calling out Unicode (the guys who have the amazing duty of selecting emojis for release), a group of trans activists have decided to take it upon themselves to adopt the lobster emoji as the unofficial ‘trans flag’ emoji until such flag is included. Why, you ask?
The story all began a short while ago when Unicode granted a proposal for the Lobster emoji after fans declared they were suffering ‘frustration and confusion’ at the lack of a lobster emoji. It was argued that using a shrimp or crab emoji in replace of our clawed friend was just too unfathomable to imagine.
Backed by trans activist Charlie Craggs, the campaign and its accompanying petition ask Unicode to “please give our trans mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters and friends the love they deserve,” by including the trans flag in the next emoji update.
In a bizarre case of irony, lobsters are in actual fact Gynandromorphs, which means they contain both male and female characteristics which is why the lobster is now the unofficial official trans symbol.
Not only that, but Charlie Craggs has unveiled her very own range of nail decals. Featuring Claws Out messaging, the decals also showcase trans icons, sisterly love, and much more.