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Trans Woman / Transfeminine (4)

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Transgender is an umbrella term covering all gender identities or expressions that transgress or transcend society’s rules and concepts of gender. To be trans usually means to identify as a gender other than the gender one was assigned at birth. The category of transgender includes people who have the binary gender identities of female (transgender women) or male (transgender men). The transgender umbrella includes people with nonbinary gender identities. However, some nonbinary people don't call themselves transgender.

Transfeminine is a term used to describe transgender people who were assigned male at birth, but identify with femininity to a greater extent than with masculinity. They could be either trans women or nonbinary.

This flag in particular was created by Tumblr user arachnopath (who later deleted that account), as a flag that isn't just a counterpart to a transmasculine flag or created by a non-transfeminine person as an afterthought. This is what the original post said:

Here is what I hope will be a definitive trans woman pride flag.

I was really upset by how many different trans woman pride flags have been floating around, a lot of which seemed to not even have been made by trans women. Obviously, the effectiveness of a symbol is directly related to how recognizable it is, so over-saturating the community with flags has definitely hurt trans women’s visibility.

This is of course a necessity, because the oppression that trans women face is distinct from the oppression felt by rest of the trans umbrella identities. We thereby need a symbol to rally around that is itself distinct from the rest of the trans community’s symbol.

Overall the original trans pride flag has a very classic and recognizable look, so I attempted to preserve as much of the original design as possible. The main change from this is the replacement of the soft baby blue, which represents manhood in the original flag, with a thick blunt red.

  • The pink represents womanhood and femininity.
  • The white represents the transition itself, along with a distinction from the gender binary.
  • The red represents the struggle and violence that trans women face both in the process of transition and in everyday life, along with a reminder that we do have a shared history of resistance and activism.


If you like it please feel free to reblog it so that maybe we can finally have a widely recognized symbol of trans female pride. Non trans women feel free to reblog it as well.



This flag was also used as a transfeminine pride symbol in other occasions, such as in this post and this post.

Source + later additions: arachnopath.tumblr.com/post/18…

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