This transgender flag is made to last a long time, whether it is setup indoors or outdoors. The flag is made from knitted polyester fabric, which is weather-resistant and tear-resistant. This allows the flag to withstand different elements, such as wind, rain, and snow, without ruining the material. Our polyester fabric also has a great thru print, this means that we print the transgender flag design on one side and the ink bleeds through to the other side of the flag. The other side of the flag is a little more faded, but this method saves you printing costs and is the common practice for state and country flags. We also use a dye sublimation printing technique for striking, durable colors that easily grab the attention of people near and far. Setup your flag in a variety of ways by adding hardware to your order for installing the flag on a hand-held flagpole, against a wall, on street poles, or on a large flagpole. Showcase your support of the transgender community with this high-quality, outdoor-tested flag.
Optional flagpole of your choice
Outdoor Flag Polyester: Tear-resistant lightweight knitted fabric with excellent thru-print (3.25oz/yd²)
5ft x 3ft
Flag & Hand-Held Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Tangle-free aluminum flagpole Removable black handle
Flag & Wall-Mounted Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Tangle-free aluminum flagpole Removable black handle 180° adjustable wall mount
Flag & Pole-Mounted Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Tangle-free aluminum flagpole Removable black handle 180° adjustable wall mount (2) 40" steel bands
Flag & Ground-Mounted Flagpole
Pre-printed flag Aluminum flagpole PVC tube for ground installation
History of the Transgender Flag
The transgender flag was designed by a member of the trans community in 1999. Monica Helms, a trans woman, created the famous flag design and first showcased the flag at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona the next year. Helms created the design to reflect traditional boy and girl colors and designed the flag to be reversible. No matter which way you fly the flag, the pattern will be correct. Helms said that this was to represent members of the community finding correctness in their lives. Since the flag’s creation, it has become a symbol of pop culture and the LGBTQ+ community. The flag has been used to commemorate Transgender Awareness Week in London and Transgender Day of Remembrance in San Francisco. An emoji of the flag was even created in 2020. The original flag designed by Helms is now in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
The pattern of the transgender flag shows of the process of transitioning from one gender identity to another, as signified with the colors:
Light Blue: These two stripes stand for the traditional color assigned to baby boys at birth.
Pink: These other two stripes showcase the gendered color assigned to baby girls when they are born.
White: The middle white stripe represents those transitioning or those who do not identify in the gender binary.
Alternative Designs of the Transgender Flag
While Monica Helms’s design is the most common symbol of the transgender community, other flags have been created as an emblem of trans people.
This flag is used in Israel by the transgender community. It has a bright green background so that it will easily stand out when displayed in public. The transgender symbol in the middle of the flag represents the trans community.
This flag, created by graphic designer Michelle Lindsay, is seen in Ontario and was first displayed on the Transgender Day of Remembrance in Ottawa in 2010. This design includes a pink stripe and a blue stripe, representing the classic female and male colors. The transgender icon appears in the center of the flag in white.
Another alternative design was made by trans man Jonathan Andrew in San Francisco in 1999 and published on his website. The flag’s design is similar to the more famous Helms design. There are alternating light pink and light blue stripes separated by smaller white stripes. The combined Venus and Mars symbol, the transgender icon, appears in the top left of the flag in lavender. The pink and blue are female and male identities while the white represents those “in between”.
The Trans Kaleidoscope flag was created in 2014 by the Toronto Trans Alliance. The flag was used during Trans Day of Remembrance in Ontario in 2014, but it has not been commonly seen since then. The kaleidoscope effect represents “the range of gender identities across the spectrum”. The colors not only include those associated with male and female, but also bigender people (purple), those outside of the binary (green), and intersex (yellow).