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The transgender symbol, made of a combination of male (Mars), female (Venus), and a mix of both. Colors are optional.
The transgender pride flag, designed by trans woman Monica Helms in 1999, with stripes representing male (blue), female (pink), and other or transitioning (white).
In 2002 Jennifer Pellinen created a transgender flag [1] Pink & blue stripes: female and male. The middle three purple stripes represent the diversity of the transgender community and genders other than female and male.[2]

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), and is often framed solely in binary terms. The transgender umbrella does include people with nonbinary gender identities, but not all non-binary people refer to themselves as transgender.

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Further reading

  • Girshick, Lori B. Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. Hanover: University Press of New England, 2008. Print.
  • Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2008. Print.
  • Stryker, Susan, and Stephen Whittle. The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2006. Print.


  1. Transgender flags.
  2. Transgender Flag info