Emojis have become the perfect way to express ourselves in picture form. And while there are two boy characters and two girl characters, the gay community is lacking more characters to represent and describe their lifestyles— until now.
Advertising executive and graphic designer Kimberly Linn, along with co-creator Katie Streeter, began creating emojis for lesbians on Instagram back in July. The first emoji featured on the account was a fish inside a taco, followed by a U-Haul truck, a snapback, flannel shirt and scissors.
"On one hand, you think there's no need for them to be that inclusive— they're just emojis," Linn said. "But at the same time, they've become a language. And my friends and I have never had anything that represented us."
While the first designs were a play on stereotypes that women can laugh about, Linn has created about 50 emojis in total and continues to work on more.
Once the Instagram account began gaining popularity, Linn's ad agency Pitch decided to support the project financially through its program Pitch Black for employees personal projects.
Linn continues to add diverse characters to her series including an African-American woman, two engagement rings, and a rainbow-colored cake. There is even an emoji to represent Neve Campbell and Denise Richards kissing scene in Wild Things.
The lesbian emojis can now be downloaded via a free app on iTunes. Check out a few of them below.
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