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Durham University

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The History of the Trans Flag

Just like the need for the Rainbow flag to represent the LGBT+ community as a whole, the Transgender community have their own flag to represent gender identity separately to sexual orientation. The Trans flag was created by an American Trans women Monica Helms in 1999 and was first flown at the Phoenix, Arizona pride in 2000. The three colours represent baby blue (boys) baby pink (girls) and white for those who are transitioning, intersex or consider themselves as having an unidentified gender.