A Lesbian Was So Frustrated By The Lack Of Gay Emojis That She Decided To Make Her Own
"There's only so many times you can use the two girls standing side by side holding each other's hands."
One night, Kimberley Linn, a lesbian and art director living in LA, realised that the emoji keyboard was severely lacking in gay representation. So she decided to make her own.
Linn and her co-creator, Katie Streeter, both 27, realised that the only emojis they were using were the ones that could be twisted into having gay meanings.
Linn told BuzzFeed: "There's only so many times you can use the two girls standing side by side holding each other's hands."
"We joked that there should be lesbian emojis, and then we brainstormed a list of them that night. The following morning I started designing them."
So far, the reaction to the lesbian-themed emoji designs has been great. Linn said: "I'd say 90% of people understand they're meant to be humorous."
She thinks their emojis are resonating with people and their friends.
"We never thought we were making a sort of universal lesbian emoji set, we were just making things that told our story about us and our friends. Turns out, we're pretty gay."
Linn says they're going to launch an app with the emojis. "All in all, it's pretty exciting. (Insert double rainbow emoji and a unicorn here.)"
This one is called Piper and Alex.
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