Transgender Pride Flag

In 1999, Monica Helms (a U.S. veteran and transgender woman) created the first transgender pride flag. She donated the flag to the Smithsonian on August 19, 2014. In the article "The History of the Transgender Flag" on Point5CC, a website by transgender activist, Aydian Dowling, it is stated that "Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows: “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.”." In the photos it is shown Helms and friends holding the first transgender pride flag and the flag at the Smithsonian museum, along with the buttons, beaded jewelry, and bracelet she donated as well