Is there an official lesbian emoji?

Ever found yourself scrolling through your emoji keyboard, seeking that perfect symbol to represent your lesbian self? Or perhaps you’re looking for something a little more discrete for a WLW emoji. Well, join the club because we’ve decided to figure out what is the official lesbian emoji – or the lack thereof.

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In a world where emojis are as diverse as our beautiful LGBTQ+ community, one might wonder: where’s the representation for our fantastic lesbian fam? Let’s face it, emojis are like the universal language of the digital age. They convey emotions, activities, and even pizza preferences. But when it comes to showcasing the vibrant hues of the lesbian spectrum, the options seem to be a bit, well, limited.

Sure, there’s the 🏳️‍🌈 rainbow flag, a fantastic symbol of LGBTQ+ pride. But where’s the nod to the specific experiences and joys of lesbian life?

Many have embarked on a quest for the elusive official lesbian emoji. Social media threads, petitions, and even campaigns have popped up, all advocating for a symbol that encapsulates the essence of lesbian culture. And technically we do have the two women kissing emoji 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 and the two girls holding hands emoji 👭 – both not bad. Historically, the sign for a lesbian has also been the double Venus Symbol ⚢ but this doesn’t seem to exist in emoji land.

Should we design one?

The demand is clear – we want an emoji that speaks directly to the unique experiences of lesbian individuals. What would the lesbian emoji be though? The possibilities are endless. We could go for the classic lesbian flag, but we feel like maybe that’s a bit old school.

Why does it matter, you ask? Well, representation is more than just a digital adornment. It’s about visibility, recognition, and celebrating the rich tapestry of identities within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. An official lesbian emoji would be more than just a tiny graphic – it would be a symbol of acknowledgement and inclusion.

As we eagerly await the Unicode Consortium’s next move, it’s clear that the demand for an official lesbian emoji is not just a passing whim. It’s a call for recognition, celebration, and a little pixelated joy. So, until the day we can finally spice up our messages with a dazzling lesbian emoji, let’s keep the conversation alive, spread the love, and use our existing emojis with pride! 🌟🌈✨

Keep rocking those emojis, and let us know your thoughts by commenting below. Do we need a lesbian emoji, and if so what would it be?

Team Nonchalant x

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This article was written by one of our creative team writers here at Nonchalant Magazine.

1 Comment

  1. Sarah Todd
    18th January 2024 / 3:43 am

    Surely it’s 😜?

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