Heterosexuality has been the most preached and popular of all sexualities in the spectrum. But, does that make it the only sexual orientation out there? If you said, yes. This blog post might make you uncomfortable. But, if you nodded with a hell, no! like us, this one’s exclusively for you.
A boy and a girl
Sitting on a tree
We’ve heard that, and we’ve heard that a lot.
But, sadly, that’s not always the case. It could be a girl and a girl, a boy and a boy, or even just a person sitting there, falling in love with nature. Sexuality is as complex as human anatomy.
We could try, but we’d always fail to put something as fluid as ‘sexual orientation’ in a box and call that romance, love, or lust. And this list aims to compile all the emojis that speak only one language; love.
Starting off with the symbol of equality in diversity, the rainbow on a flag. The 🏳️🌈 Rainbow Flag and the 🌈 Rainbow have seven colors; all of which are equally beautiful, bright, and unique.
Yet, we’ve never heard a single rainbow say “Hey, Yellow! You’re not allowed to be that yellow! Stop it. Be blue.” or “Yo, red. You know. Maybe, you’re not red, maybe you’re blue or maybe you’re going through a red phase. Don’t worry, you’ll soon be blue”.
Sure, you could call it brotherly love or bromance, or even just two guys who love each other, but “not like that”. But the fact remains, that 👨❤️👨 is a symbol of two men, boys, or even transgender people in love.
Love, Susan. Not just sex. Ugh.
👨❤️💋👨 is the same couple from before, kissing. Thus, this emoji becomes a representation of physical intimacy between a queer couple; gay, transgender or even a pair of asexual people (asexuality could have some amount of physical display of affection).
It is the two and a half men, the only difference is that the men in here are in love. 👨👨👦 is living proof that you don’t always need a “male and a female” to complete sexual and physical union.
So, the next time you want to ask “Cool. Who’s the wife”, we hope, you remember this emoji, and you also know the answer, there is NO wife.
It’s different when you’re just “talking heart to heart” and when you are heart to heart. 👩❤️👩 is not only a representation of two sisters who love each other immensely or even two girlfriends.
👩❤️👩 could be two women, girls or even transgender women who love each other, in all the ways a 👩❤️👨 straight couple would.
This one represents a physical and romantic relationship between two women or two girls. It could be a lesbian relationship, a transgender or asexual relationship too.
Asexuality is not always completely devoid of physical and sexual relations. There can be physical ways of showing love and sexual ways too, even in asexuality.
👩👩👧 generally succeeds the previous emoji.
Um. But, how? How can two women reproduce a child?
Well. There are many ways you could welcome children into your life, Kyle. Not just sex.
Aww. Two girls holding hands, what a perfect symbol of best-friendship or sisterhood.
Ahem! First up, quit hiding behind the comfortable idea that 👭 could be just two girl friends holding hands or two sisters (from the same or different mother).
Along with representing two girl besties, 👭 also refers to two romantic partners holding hands. A couple.
(Who ever said that a couple ought to have opposites in it? We believe in like poles attracting, and attracting good, alright!)
Labels are just terrible ways of saying “We know what you are just by looking at you“.
Take a wild guess at 👬. Two great friends? Two great friends madly in love with each other? Two adult men who probably have an entire family back at home and stopped to take a photograph?
You cannot tell and you shouldn’t either. That’s the primary aim of this listicle; to be aware, kind, accepting, and leaving each other the heck alone!
Have you ever has to decide between two polarities? Were you successful in always making a singular decision? Hardly.
Hey, Margarette! Listen. Popcorn or coke?
Pretty sure we’d want both. Oh to hell with the polarities, we decide what we want! Parts of both ends or more of one and less of the other!
🏳️⚧️ is a representation of that decision, but on a life-changing and self-transitioning platform. It’s something to do with one’s identity as an individual rather than an easy decision on what goes into our system.
But, maybe Margarette said “Fuck off, Steve. I want my popcorn dipped in coke. What’s your problem?”
Now, that’s something to think about.
Male, female, man, woman, boy, girl, you see the binary. According to popular societal norms these are the only two paths one could fit into, sexually and romantically.
Sounds ridiculous? Heck, it is! We’re humans. Not flowers. Maybe flowers are gay too, and we’ll never know if Marigold had feelings for Rose.
⚧️ has both, the female sign and the male sign, along with an additional merge of both. And that merge is pretty much the basics of being transgender.
If 👰♂️ made you uncomfortable, Google is for you. A bearded man, dressed as the typical Christian bride, in all white; a gown and a veil.
Heaven’s what’s happening here?!
This emoji might be an illustration of transvestism, but it’s also powerful mark of breaking gender stereotypes. We’re hardly aware of it, but we’ve gendered clothes, fashion and even shoes to an unhealthy extent.
So the next time you see a man walking in a pair of heels or a miniskirt, take the time to appreciate they’re individual ways of expressing beauty and fashion rather than standing behind that tree and giggling about it.
Because, Linda. We CAN see you and what you’re doing.
A female dressed in a pair of baggy shorts, an oversized tee or even a tux is not as frowned upon as a man in a bride’s veil and dress. The reason?
We’ve made it okay to adopt to the “masculine” ways of dressing up, because patriarchy! But “feminately” or “effeminately” dressing up (you know florals, prints, or even pink, for Christ’s sake) always carries an invisible but very loud mark of fragility and weakness.
Something else to think about, besides Margarette.
Nonetheless, 🤵♀️ mostly refers to a woman dressed up for a wedding or any other formal occasion (which includes going grocery shopping too).
Santa Claus! The Father of Christmas! The one and the only Saint Nick! But, a transgender version of him.
Saint Nicolas died a long time ago and the probable legend of his story is one of the pillars of the spirit of Christmas, today (sending and receiving gifts or no gifts. Coal is a little rude).
So, if the legend of Santa is being carried out the present people, shouldn’t he have variations? While we’re dressing up tall girls to be Joseph, why can’t there be a transgender Santa or a female Santa?
No. Not his wife. Just an independent Santa capable of being fun and generous all by herself!
Love unites. Hate breaks, divides, kills. It’s effortless to be in love and to love, and it’s a task, heavily efforted task to keep up with all the hate. We don’t get to choose whom we fall in love with. We just know it by following what’s not said in the mind. But. We greatly choose whom we hate.
When we say “Love is Love”, its not just the horny quotient we’re talking about. It’s finding your soulmate (most times it’s the person in the mirror. Nope, not Bloody Mary) and falling unapologetically in love with them.
And when it’s that raw, opinions, “religious laws”, and hate doesn’t really matter, nor does it have any power. We hope this list helped educate and widen the perspective of this wonderful thing we call love.