claws out


What’s more important: the trans community or a lobster?

The answer should be obvious, but this is just one of the many emojis that Unicode (which Facebook, Google and Apple are voting members of) has chosen instead of the trans flag in the last update.

Even though it’s one of the most requested emojis.

Emojis are a way for the world to connect, and trans people shouldn’t be left out of the conversation.

Unicode granted the Lobster emoji proposal, which argued that people suffered ‘frustration and confusion’ at having to use a shrimp or crab emoji instead of a lobster. Imagine if that was your gender.

Surely we deserve the same rights you have afforded crustaceans?

Especially as a community so often faced with violence and discrimination.

Please give our trans mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters and friends the love they deserve.


P.S. In a twist of fate: Lobsters can actually be Gynandromorphs (an organism that contains both male and female characteristics). So we’re going to take it as our symbol, until we get the Trans emoji we deserve. #ClawsOutForTrans.