The Trans Flag was designed by Monica Helms in 1999 and it is now a fabulous symbol of the transgender community. Helms created the flag after a conversation with Michael Page who had created the Bisexual Pride Flag the previous year. Page suggested to Helms that the transgender community should also have their own flag to represent their community and show how proud they were of their identity. He told Helms to come up with any design she thought was right but advised her to try and keep it as simple as possible.
One morning shortly after their conversation, Helms woke up with the design fully formed in her mind. She quickly drew out the pattern and sent it to the company that had made the Bisexual Flag for Page. They sent her some colour samples and she chose the colours that are now so important to trans people across the globe.
The Trans Flag is a horizontally striped flag with five stripes that go from top to bottom: Blue, Pink, White, Pink, Blue. The blue stripes represent males, the pink stripes represent females and the white stripe is intended to be a space for those that don't identify with either or are transitioning from one to the other. Helms designed the flag to be the same when flown upside down so no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct. This represents the loving, accepting nature of the trans community which has so often been a haven for people who have not felt accepted elsewhere.
Two weeks after sending back her design, Helms received the first-ever Transgender Pride flag. After her local magazine ran a piece on the flag, Helms received many messages of support from the wider trans community and so in April 2000, she decided to take it to the Phoenix Pride March. In the following years, she took the Trans Pride Flag to many more marches as well as trans rights protests, lobbies and conferences and its popularity began to grow until it became the most popular symbol of the trans community.
While the original Transgender Flag was donated by Helms to the Smithsonian Museum in 2014, we want to help trans people all across Australia fly its colours proudly. That’s why we have a huge range of high-quality double-sided Trans Pride Flags and other products available.
All of our Trans Flags and Trans Flag products are made with high-quality, sustainable materials. They are manufactured ethically which we know reflects the values of compassion and humanity that the trans community holds so dear. Our Trans Flags are available Australia wide with fast local delivery options.
We also have a huge range of other LGBTQ Flags representing all the other fabulous communities that are part of the global LGBTQIA+ community. Whatever colours best represent you, we have exactly what you need to fly your flag loud and proud for the whole world to see.
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