1. Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple Hearts
2. Rainbow Emoji and Your Country's Flag
Because the Unicode Consortium has yet to grace us with a rainbow flag, improvise a rainbow flag with the rainbow emoji in the weather category and your own country's flag. Show some love for the LGBTQ community and some love for where you live at the same time!
3. Fist Bump in One Or Multiple Skin Colors
Show your solidarity for LGBTQ people this Pride with the fist-bump emoji; you can add a rainbow flag or combine your fist bump with the differently colored hearts to be even more explicit in your message or intent.
4. Wedding Ring and Artist's Palette
Know someone getting gay married? Want to propose to the LGBTQ love of your life? Attending a same-sex wedding during Pride? If you're looking for an alternative way to represent the rainbow besides hearts and the rainbow emoji, try pairing the wedding ring emoji with the artists palette. It's cute, subtle, and gives a whole new meaning to this totally underused option.
5. Speaking Head and Writing Hand
Pride is all about partying and celebration, but it's also about speaking out on issues that matter. Whether you want to write to local politicians, sign petitions, give or attend a speech, or use your voice in a different way to highlight important issues, these emoji are for you. They might look a little dull as compared to all the rainbows in the previous ones, but the motivation behind them certainly is anything but dull.
6. No Entry Sign and Male/Female Gender Symbols
With all the hateful, anti-trans bathroom discussion taking over our media outlets, these simple emojis are a way of resisting the idea that bathrooms need to be gendered. This combination of emoijs can also double as a way to resist the gender binary, expressing solidarity with people who don't identify as male or female, or with men and women who don't perform the "pink" and "blue" skirt/pants gender roles we've been taught.
7. Rainbows and Religious Symbols
At Boston Pride this year, I was inspired to see so many religious organizations marching in solidarity with and showing acceptance and love for all the LGBTQ members of their communities and the world. While there is no doubt that religion can also be harmful at times for LGBTQ people, there are countless churches, synagogues, and mosques that are opening their arms to the LGBTQ members of their communities, and those numbers are growing more and more each year. This is the perfect emoji set if you're religious, accepting, and supportive of those who may otherwise feel ostracized or even guilty for being a queer Muslim, or gay Christian.
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