Today I wanted to talk a little about a piece of trans* history. The transgender flag was created in 1999 by one Monica Helms, a woman who is transgender herself. The flag was first flown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona.
As described by Helms:
"The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives”
The flag is a symbol of kinship and pride in ourselves that can be seen in all sorts of places, including this blog :)
P.S. If you guys like the history posts, I can keep doing them. I personally like to read about other trans* individuals throughout history, and it certainly isn’t something that is covered in school!
#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy
The first in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is slated for publication in September 2015, and publisher Bloomsbury will release each of the subsequent titles annually, re-creating the original publishing schedule which started in London in 1997, and so successfully developed readers as they, and Harry and friends, grew older together.
Illustrator Kay has reimagined Harry for a new generation of readers, in a style that nods to Daniel Radcliffe’s portrayal of the boy wizard in the film versions of the novels, and captures the character of Harry in the books.”